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    Download: 101 samples for Exchange Server 2013

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    Now you can download the 101 Exchange Web Service samples to download them all, or select the samples that you want and download them individually. This pack includes 101 code samples that show you how to develop Exchange 2013 solutions. The code samples in the Exchange 2013: 101 code samples package show you how to use the Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API to send email messages, search mail folders, get contact information, check user availability, and more.

    Prerequisites

    These samples require the following:

    • A target server that is running Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later version of Exchange.
    • The .NET Framework version 4.
    • The EWS Managed API assembly file, Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll. You can download the assembly from the Microsoft Download Center (it points to EWS Managed API 2.0).

    Note: These samples assume that the assembly is in the default download directory. You will need to verify the path before you run the solution for an individual sample.

    • Visual Studio 2010 with the Visual Web Developer and C# components and an open Visual Studio 2010 solution.
      Or
    • A text editor to create and edit source code files and a command prompt window to run a .NET Framework command line compiler.

    Key components of the sample

    Each sample will typically contain the following files:

    • *.sln — A Visual Studio 2010 solution file for the project.
    • *.csproj — One or more Visual Studio 2010 project files.
    • app.config — Contains configuration data for the project.
    • *.cs —Contains the using statements, namespace, class, and functions to showcase a particular feature.
    • Authentication.csproj — The Visual Studio 2010 project file for the dependent authentication code.
    • TextFileTraceListener.cs — Contains the using statements, namespace, class, and code to write the XML request and response to a text file.
    • Service.cs — Contains the using statements, namespace, class, and functions necessary to acquire an ExchangeService object used in the project.
    • CertificateCallback.cs — Contains the using statements, namespace, class, and code to acquire an X509 certificate.
    • UserData.cs — Contains the using statements, namespace, class, and functions necessary to acquire user information required by the service object.

    Configure the sample

    Follow these steps to configure the Exchange 2013: 101 code samples.

    1. Set the startup project by selecting the project in the Solution Explorer and choosing "Set as StartUp Project" from the Project menu.
    2. Ensure that the reference path for the Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll points to where the dll is installed on your local computer.

    Build the samples:

    You need to press F5 to build and deploy the samples.

    Run and test the samples

    You need to press F5 to run the samples.

    Note:
    The above samples applies to the following exchange version/technologies: Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013 and EWS Managed API

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    Recent study depicts millions of Cloud-Skilled IT Workers needed

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    Recent study released by Microsoft and the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that millions of cloud-related IT jobs are sitting open and millions more will open up in the next two years due to a shortage in cloud-certified IT workers. The information technology forecast for the next two years calls for increasing cloudiness – cloud computing job opportunities, that is.

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    Features: Changed or removed in Outlook 2013

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    The below table contains information about what features changed or removed in Outlook 2013 (since Office 2010 was released). This applies to Office 2013 | Office 365 ProPlus.

    Title

    Scope

    Type of Change

    Description

    Reason for Change

    Benefits

    Replacement

    Additional Information

    Outlook Meeting Workspaces

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    The Meeting workspaces feature is removed from Outlook. The entry point commands to create Meeting Workspaces is removed from both the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon.

    The feature was not widely used.

    Allows for a simpler Ribbon experience.

    N/A

    For the feature description, see Use Meeting Workspaces to organize meetings

    Outlook Exchange Classic offline

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    Offline mode is being removed from Outlook.

    Offline mode is a legacy data access method for online mode connections to Exchange Server.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Remove /Cleanfreebusy switch and code

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    Users can no longer start Outlook by using the /cleanfreebusy switch. If they try this, they will receive the following message: "Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using."

    Because of the removal of the Public Folder Free/Busy feature, this switch is no longer needed.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Command Bars object model (OM)

    Outlook

    Modification

    The Command Bars OM is being changed so that built-in Command Bar objects cannot be accessed through programming.

    Command bars are not used in Outlook 2013. Therefore, add-ins that use the Command Bars OM are not required.

    N/A

    Use the IRibbonExtensibility interface in an Outlook 2013 add-in instead of command bars. You can’t customize Inspector ribbons by using VBScript code behind forms.

    Updating Earlier Code for CommandBars

    For more information about how to use IRibbonExtensibility to customize the Outlook 2013 user interface programmatically, see Extending the User Interface in Outlook 2010.

    Outlook Direct Booking

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    Direct booking of resources in the calendar no longer exists.

    This functionality is outdated and is superseded by the Exchange Availability service and free/busy for resources.

    More reliable service.

    Mailboxes that are currently configured to use Outlook direct booking should be migrated to Exchange 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 resource mailboxes.

    Exchange 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 resource mailboxes provide a better range of features. These mailboxes also provide server-side administration by using the Exchange Management Shell or the Exchange Management Console to simplify resource mailbox management.

    N/A

    Import/Export to Applications

    Outlook

    Removing specific file-format support from the Import/Export wizard in Outlook

    The ability to import/export Outlook data to legacy file formats.

    The following legacy formats were removed from the Import/Export Wizard: Internet Mail Account Settings, Internet Mail and Addresses, Comma Separated Values (DOS), Access 97-2003, Excel 97-2003, Tab Separated Values (DOS), Tab Separated Values (Windows), ACT!, Contact Manager, Lotus Organizer, Outlook Express/Windows Mail, Personal Address Book.

    N/A

    Import/Export to the PST and CSV formats is still a supported option.

    Export Outlook items to an Outlook Data File (.pst)

    Journal Module and Journaling

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    The Journal Module is being removed as a top-level module, and auto-journaling is also being removed.

    N/A

    Replacement is unnecessary.

    N/A

    N/A

    Outlook Links Collection

    Office

    Feature Removed

    Links Collection object model is removed.

    Functionality is removed in the UI.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Notes and Journal customization

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    Notes are now only yellow and medium size.

    Keeping the Notes module simple.

    Simplifying how Notes are used.

    N/A

    N/A

    Legacy Contact Linking

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    The capability to link arbitrary Outlook items to Outlook contacts. This contact linking existed only for displaying information in the Activities tab of the contact, which is a feature that is also removed for Outlook 2013.

    Contact linking is replaced by the Outlook Social Connector and the New Person Card.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Outlook Activities tab

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    The Activities tab on contact forms is not available for Outlook 2013. The Activities tab used to aggregate all Outlook items (e-mail, meetings, tasks, and so on) associated with a contact.

    N/A

    Simplicity

    The Activities tab is replaced by the Outlook Social Connector and displays in the People pane.

    N/A

    Outlook Mobile Service (OMS)

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    Support for the Outlook Mobile Service protocol, which is used for sending and receiving text messages from Outlook, is being removed.

    Feature has low usage.

    No user benefit.

    N/A

    N/A

    Suggested Contacts

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    Suggested Contacts was used to automatically keep track of everyone the user sends a message to, but who isn’t in Outlook contacts.

    In a clean Outlook 2013 installation, Suggested Contacts is no longer available, the folder never is created, and no suggested contact items are created. In an upgrade to Outlook 2013, this folder is visible, and participates in linking, aggregation and search. However, no new suggested contact items are added to the folder. The folder displays in an upgrade scenario. However, it can now be deleted.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Outlook Pubcal: Calendar Publishing

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    Removing the ability to publish one's calendar to Office.com.

    N/A

    N/A

    Users in Exchange Server environments can use Exchange Calendar Publishing.

    Non-Exchange users can use a service such as Hotmail to share calendars.

    Enable Internet Calendar Publishing

    How to keep your family in sync with Hotmail Calendar

    Outlook/Exchange Deliver to PST

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    Removing the ability for users to have Exchange accounts delivering into PST files.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Dialup/VPN Options

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    Removing application level dial-up options and VPN options.

    Available as part of the operating system.

    N/A

    Follow operating system instructions for configuring VPN or dial-up networking connections,

    For Windows Vista and Windows 7, see Set up an incoming VPN or dial-up connection.

    For Windows 8, see Configure a Dial-Up Networking Connection Item.

    Public Folder Free/Busy

    Office

    Feature Removed

    Public Folder Free/Busy feature is replaced.

    Replaced by the Exchange availability service

    Free/Busy functionality is more reliable

    Free busy information can be obtained through the Exchange Availability service

    Understanding the Availability Service

    ToDo Bar

    Outlook

    Feature Removed

    A new functionality is implemented.

    A new feature known as Pinned Peeks is implemented to achieve similar functionality.

    Pinned Peeks feature

    N/A

    N/A

    User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

    Office

    Feature Removed

    UDP is removed. In earlier versions of Outlook the feature was used for new mail alert results and for folder updates.

    The UDP functionality that was provided by UDP is replaced with an asynchronous notification method.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Preview unread messages

    Office

    Feature Removed

    The Auto Preview feature to preview unread items is removed. It remains possible to configure Message Preview for one, two, and three lines.

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Outlook categories quick click

    Office

    Feature Removed

    Categories quick click from the message list is removed. Categories are displayed when they are applied in Office 2013 by right-clicking or using Ribbon buttons.

    Low usage. This feature was used by around 1% of users.

    Simplicity

    Apply categories by choosing from the short-cut menus (right clicking) or by choosing Ribbon buttons.

    N/A

    Outlook Search through Windows Shell

    Office and Windows

    Feature Removed

    In Office 2013, Outlook items do not display in Windows Shell searches (for example, searches from the Start Menu or by using Win+F). Perform Office searches within Office 2013.

    N/A

    N/A

    Search Office items within the Office application.

    N/A

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    Workaround: Command (send to > Mail recipient or File > Send as attachment) might not work when Outlook 2007 / 2010 is running and installed side-by-side with Outlook 2013

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    When Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 is running and installed side-by-side with Outlook 2013, Outlook shows the following message when you click Send To > Mail Recipient in Windows Explorer or click File > Send As Attachment in another program: This action is not supported while an older version of Outlook is running

    In order to move ahead, you can try the following workaround: First, close the earlier version of Outlook, and repeat your steps. Or create a new email message in Outlook and click Insert > Attach File to attach the file. Viola, it just works!!

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    MAPI Developer: API elements deprecated in Outlook 2013

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    Are you an MAPI developer? Then, this article is targetted for you. The API elements (like, IXPLogon::RegisterOptions, OPTIONDATA, OPTIONCALLBACK, IMAPISession::MessageOptions, IMAPISession::QueryDefaultMessageOpt, IAddrBook::RecipOptions, IAddrBook::QueryDefaultRecipOpt)  are deprecated in Microsoft Outlook 2013. They are no longer supported and you should not use them in new projects. These API elements are deprecated in this release because of obsolete message and recipient options. For more information, you can refer the related article.

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    Office Developer : Outlook & VBA Programming # 2

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    In addition to previous article, I would suggest you to have a look at the related articles for reference/samples etc:

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Inside Out

    101 VBA samples for Office 2010

    VBA for Office developers

    Office 2003 Editions: Outlook VBA Language Reference

    Automating Outlook from a Visual Basic Application

    Automating Outlook from Other Office Applications

    Enjoy!!

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    Office Developer : Outlook & VBA Programming # 1

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    By using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), a simple but powerful programming language that you can use to extend Office 2010 applications with new capabilities and automate repeated tasks. I remember VBA is used for a long time in Microsoft Office based applications.

    I thought to combine the list the related articles that are pretty much helpful for you to move ahead:

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    Exchange Server 2010: EWS application crashes when calling GetStreamingEvents

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    One of my developer customer updated that he created an EWS Managed API based application which is getting crashed when they call the GetStreamingEvents operation to request notifications from a server that is running Exchange Server 2010; also the Client Access server (CAS) role installed. In general, the GetStreamingEvents response returns an array of items and events that have occurred in a mailbox since the last the notification. During investigation, we noticed that the EWS managed API sends back a compressed stream to the EWS application when the request of the GetStreamingEvents operation times out. As the EWS application cannot handle the compressed stream and crashes when it tries to parse the stream.

    In order to resolve the issue, make sure you have Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 Rollup 2 installed & refer Knowledgebase article 2661854. It’s documented in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2681464.

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    More articles on Exchange Client throttling…

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    To get more information on Client Throttling policies, you can refer the following articles:

    General information about client throttling policies
    More Throttling changes for Exchange Online
    Exchange Online EWSMaxSubscriptions throttling budget calculation 
    EWS Throttling in Exchange Online
    Effects of Throttling on your Deployment in Exchange 2010 SP1
    EWS best practices: Understand Throttling policies
    Exchange Server 2010 – Client Throttling Policies
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    Exchange Server 2010: EWS applications that run on behalf of the user consume the same client throttling policy budget

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    An EWS application that runs on behalf of a user quickly consumes resources on the Microsoft Exchange server 2010. When we investigated, we noticed that the EWS operations the application performs exceed the limit that is set in the client throttling policies. As we know that the client throttling policies for Exchange Web Service are enabled in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environment – all client throttling policies are enabled in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2), by default. In this scenario, all the EWS applications that run on behalf of the user are throttled unexpectedly. The expected behavior is that only the EWS application whose operations exceed the limit that is set in the client throttling policies is restricted.

    This issue occurs because all the EWS applications that run on behalf of the user consume the same client throttling policy budget. To resolve the problem, first make sure you installed the latest service pack & rollup for Exchange Server 2010 or install the Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2. You can refer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706690

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