The Office Interoperability team is pleased to announce the release of the Exchange Server Protocol Test Suites. The test suites are designed in a client-to-server relationship and were originally developed for the in-house testing of the Microsoft Open Specifications. The test suites have been used extensively during Plugfests and Interoperability Labs to test partner implementations and are now available on MSConnect for public download. Test suites test the server-side implementation of the Open Specification protocol, as specified in Open Specification documentation, by acting as a synthetic client.

Currently the Exchange Server Protocol Test Suites support the 10 RPC based Exchange protocols listed in the table below. Want to learn more about the Test Suites? You can watch a video from one of our recent events that provides an overview of what is included in the test suite package. As always, if you have any questions or issues please don't hesitate to reach out to me through the blog or directly to our support team at dochelp (at) Microsoft (dot) com.

Download

The Test Suites are openly available (with Microsoft account) on MSConnect and are contained within the “Microsoft Open Specifications Test Tools” program. All you need to do is to simply "join" the program and go to the downloads page to get access.

 Exchange Protocol Test Suites supported protocols

MS-OXCFOLD

Folder  Object Protocol Specification

MS-OXCFXICS

Bulk  Data Transfer Protocol Specification

MS-OXCMSG

Message  and Attachment Object Protocol Specification

MS-OXCPERM

Exchange  Access and Operation Permissions Protocol Specification

MS-OXCPRPT

Property  and Stream Object Protocol Specification

MS-OXCROPS

Remote  Operations (ROP) List and Encoding Protocol Specification

MS-OXCRPC

Wire  Format Protocol Specification

MS-OXCSTOR

Store  Object Protocol Specification

MS-OXCTABL

Table  Object Protocol Specification

MS-OXORULE

E-Mail Rules  Protocol Specification