As Paul Thurrott notes, we just announced that we’re documenting the PST file structure. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll be writing a standalone parser/viewer/validator, but I’m sure I’ll be adding some interesting stuff to MFCMAPI. I’ll let you know when I know more.
Just had someone ask me what changed in this version compared to the last build. Most of the changes were tweaks to various timezones, such as the addition of a timezone for Yakutsk, my favorite Risk territory. Additionally, we fixed a problem with ITnef::AddProps. You’d only need to worry about the TNEF change if you’re actually calling into the TNEF API directly.
Dave has a post up about the fate of the System Attendant Mailbox in Exchange 2010. Since this mailbox isn’t there anymore in 2010, if you have a solution that depended on it, you’ll need to rework it. Dave gives a few suggestions, such as creating your own mailbox/account (the best option since you can then control your exact permission set) or using the System Mailbox.
Ryan has a new post up about changes we’re making to Outlook 2010 to make shutdown faster. These changes are building on the previous changes we made introducing Fast Shutdown. Two key takeaways:
Ryan gives plenty of best practices for rewriting your addins to deal with these changes (and improve the user experience in the process), including policies you can use to revert the changes if you’re an admin and you have add-ins that cannot be rewritten.