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  • Blog Post: What you mean by Recommended vs. Supported vs. Deprecated vs. Deemphasized?

    When we talk to customers they want to know what is the difference between Recommended, Supported, Deprecated and deemphasized means. This is already well explained in Patrick’s what unsupported mean article. In simple terms, “Recommended vs. Supported” means, Supported usually means well tested Support...
  • Blog Post: Part 1 : Developer Roadmap – Development Technologies for Exchange Server 2010

    This two part article is targeted for the developer audience, if you’re the developer who want to create a develop custom application for Exchange Server 2010 or already has custom application designed for previous versions of Exchange Server 2010. Some Exchange programming technologies that are available...
  • Blog Post: OWA Customization Update : Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2010 Support Policy

    Adding this blog post with respect to my previous article regarding support for Exchange Server OWA customization and its PSS Support Policy . We do get customers that they try and want to us provide assistance on OWA customization for OWA 2007 and 2010. They either want to customize OWA by changing...
  • Blog Post: Documentation: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook Standards

    Microsoft published the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook Standards documentation is intended for use in conjunction with publicly available standard specifications and network programming art, and assumes that the reader either is familiar with the aforementioned material or has immediate access...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2010 : Why CDO 1.2.1 not supported with Outlook 2010?

    Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) 1.2.1 is a client library that provides a thin wrapper over Extended MAPI functionality. CDO does not install with Outlook 2010, and is available only as a download. For more information, see Collaboration Data Objects, version 1.2.1 in the Microsoft Download Center....
  • Blog Post: Development : Is Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime still supported?

    We get many request/references regarding support of Visual Basic 6.0 runtime support for various Microsoft Operating systems including MS Windows 7. There is a wonderful article regarding this MSDN article titled “ Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Vista, Windows ”. It states that...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Object Model : How to programmatically get logged-in user’s CompanyName in Outlook 2003/2007?

    Recently one of my customer updated that they have a requirement to implement the following logic: 1) Get Contact info from GAL or Address book for the specified contact 2) Get Contact information regarding his CompanyName etc. In the scenario, i provided the following suggestions: If you try Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Support Guidelines : Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy for product support?

    What do you mean by Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy? Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy provides consistent and predictable guidelines for product support availability when a product releases and throughout that product’s life. The Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy took effect in October 2002, and...
  • Blog Post: Interesting blog post : Office 2010 & VBA – Why VBA Still makes sense?

    I found this interesting blog post from John Durant with respect to VBA. Why VBA Still Makes Sense Not infrequently I am asked, “So, should I use VBA? Is it going to be around in Office 2010? Is it supported? Should I migrate away from VBA now? Can I count on this technology?” (Here I go with a response...
  • Blog Post: Do you know : Support for using Office Outlook 2007 with Microsoft Exchange Server?

    Per TechNet article , using Office Outlook 2007 with Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 is not supported.
  • Blog Post: Customizing OWA 2007 language settings

    With the continuation of the previous blogpost , today we’re going to see how we can use Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access or the Exchange Management Shell to configure language settings for Outlook Web Access in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Microsoft have provided various options to customize the...
  • Blog Post: Unsupported Messaging API’s in Managed code – Outlook Add-ins

    Certain technologies that predate the .NET Framework are not supported in managed code programming. These technologies include Collaboration Data Objects (CDO), Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI, often known as Extended MAPI), and Simple MAPI. These technologies were designed and developed...
  • Blog Post: OWA Customization: PSS support policy for Exchange Server 5.5, 2000 & 2003

    Per the support KB , Microsoft PSS has the support policy for customization of Outlook Web Access for Exchange that cover its versions like 5.5, 2000 & 2003. Per the article, we can get more information regarding the support policy for OWA customization for its various versions like, “…The Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Virtualize your Exchange 2007 SP1 environment?

    With continuation of my previous article … now you can get support for Virtualized Exchange environment with the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a virtualized Exchange 2007 SP1 server is no longer restricted to the realm of the lab; it can be deployed...
  • Blog Post: Behavior changes in Outlook : MAPI & Custom properties

    Per the knowledgebase the implementation of MAPI in Outlook has been changed to control how custom properties can be created. To guarantee consistent use of custom properties, custom properties must already be used in the organization or on the Outlook client. As soon as custom properties are being used...
  • Blog Post: Gotcha : Appointment created with WebDAV is not getting displayed in Outlook?

    Issue: One of my customer updated me that he created an appointment by using WebDAV. But the user has the following issues when he tries to view the mailbox owner's calendar: The appointment does not appear when Microsoft Outlook is in the Day, Week, or Month view. The appointment appears correctly when...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 & Workflow designer for Exchange

    What is CDO for Workflow? CDO for Workflow (CDOWF) is built-in functionality provided with Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. By using CDOWF, which is driven by the Exchange store event architecture, you can design workflow applications without having to write the fundamental code that accesses, modifies...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Support Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Hardware Virtualization Environments

    As you know Hardware Virtualization software enables you to run multiple, separate operating systems concurrently on a single physical machine. Please find the Microsoft support policies enclosed here for running currently supported versions of Microsoft Exchange Server in production in a hardware Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Product Lifecycle : Visual Basic, Exchange Server and Outlook (various versions)

    Microsoft Product Lifecycle for various versions of Visual Basic Products Released General Availability Date Mainstream Support Retired Extended Support Retired Service Pack Retired Notes Visual Basic .NET 2002 Standard...
  • Blog Post: Nutshell: CDO 1.21 not supported in .Net environment

    Per the Microsoft support policy specified in the following KB , CDO 1.21 is not supported in a .NET Framework environment. Instead it recommends, to make use one of the following technologies to build the .NET Framework application, the supported options for accessing Exchange data are: • WebDAV...
  • Blog Post: Public folder support for Exchange Server 2007 till 2016 ?

    I went through the following Technet article which talks about one such a interesting question of my favortie "What is happening with public folders ?" Please find the excerpts "...Exchange 2007 de-emphasizes public folders. Public folders may not be included in future releases, but support for public...
  • Blog Post: The support guidelines for client-side messaging development

    The support guidelines for client-side messaging development This is one of the finest article describes "what is supported" and "what is not supported" when you develop custom solutions that integrate with Microsoft-based messaging products or Microsoft technologies. This article also contains most...
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