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    HOWTO: Make Outlook Web Access Your Default Mail Agent

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    Here's a little off-topic post for you all. HOWTO: Make OWA your default mailer. 1. Add the following to a .reg file Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\OWA] @="Outlook Web Access" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...
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    ASP.NET 1.1 on XP

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    The other day I decided it was time to rebuild my laptop.  It must have been something about the way the disk defragger bluescreened my system everytime I ran it.  I like rebuilding my machines every once in a while.  I feel like it's a kind of rebirth...
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    Outlook Web Access Calendar View Query-String Parameters

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    Monday I received an e-mail from James Buchanan asking what is the query-string parameter to bring up a monthly calendar view in Outlook Web Access. Actually, I am starting to get a lot of emails from people asking about this or that, which is great and...
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    FormsAuthenticationTicket and Persistence

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    I have been playing around with putting forms based authentication on a site I am building.  I would like to store a piece of information in the authentication ticket and persist that cookie on the client between sessions.  So naturally, I searched around...
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    Overriding Outlook Web Access's Display Language

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    As you know OWA's UI or display language is determined by the Accept-Language HTTP header sent up by the browser on each request. This is controlled by a value set in Tools / Options / Languages... Now there are times when an OWA administrator might wish...
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    Looking for .NET Forum Control

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    I think thinking about incorporating forums into my pickup sports sites - InfiniteHoops.com and InfiniteSoccer.com - and although I am tempted to write my own forum code, the fact is I have so little time and this is something I think there are several...
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    Outlook Web Access Customization TechNet Articles

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    There are a couple new TechNet articles on customizing Outlook Web Access. These are two months old now, but given that I haven't posted in some four months, I'll consider them "new". In any case, they deal with creating custom UI themes and changing...
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    Drag and Drop Attachments in Outlook Web Access

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    Here's an Outlook Web Access (OWA) feature that's in some ways little known. Although if you search for it, you can find articles talking about it. It's the ability to drag and drop attachments on to a message. What makes this possible is our S/MIME control...
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    CSS Quiz

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    Here's a little CSS quiz that I found courtesy of the CSS weblog (yes, there is such a thing). I got a 19 out of 20. Apparently I messed up the index of the left and right padding values. No doubt the result of years and years of writing symmetric web...
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    History of Outlook Web Access

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    My dev lead Jim has a nice history of OWA on the Exchange blog. He talks a bit about the early versions of OWA and describes how XMLHTTP came into being for the Exchange 2000 release and how it came to be installed with IE. Neat little piece of internet...
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    RE: InvariantCulture and DateTime.ToString()

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    Hey Omar, regarding this entry ... Your comments are closed so I thought I'd let the trackback do the talking. I just wanted to say I have been bitten by this kind of thing before as well. This would work too. get { return DateUtc.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd...
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    Outlook Web Access Administration Tool Released

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    I am happy to point to the download point for the new Outlook Web Access Administration Tool that our team has built. The tool is an installable web site which allows one to tune OWA registry settings. To quote the install point: It provides a list...
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    Exchange Server TechCenter (redesigned)

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    The Exchange Content Engineering team (including a couple of characters I've been known to hit the espresso stand with) along with various other folks have released a revamped Exchange TechCenter on microsoft.com as a portal for finding technical information...
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    DirectSound Metronome

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    My former intern Albert has finished his metronome project that uses DirectSound and talks about some of the issues he hit on his MSN Space -- The Groove Yard . It Works! Creating streaming, live audio is sorta easy! This opens the doors for all kinds...
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    Win32 API Equivalents in .NET

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    This is from January, but it's making the rounds again. Here's a listing of .NET Framework equivalents of the Win32 API. Highly useful to some. Historically interesting as well. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dndotnet...
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    Scrollable Resizable Datagrid

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    The Code Project has a project by Pedro Maia Costa based on an HTC we put out for a Web Team Talking article a couple years ago. NIce job, Pedro. For me one of the great benefits of writing on the web in a developer community like blogs.msdn.com is that...
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    Blog Reorg

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    Since the US beta launch of MSN Spaces, I made up my mind to focus more random interests posts to my space and leave this one for posts focusing on Outlook Web Access, .NET or general programming. More eclectic posts like those on best Seattle mochas...
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    Spaces

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    So, today the sphere is all a buzz with the US launch of MSN Spaces. I am psyched that the Japanese beta of Spaces I had associated with my Passport automatically converted to English with the launch. Now I can read and customize it. I guess Scoble will...
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    CNN.com: "Publisher: 'Blog' No. 1 word of the year"

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    "Publisher: 'Blog' No. 1 word of the year" No kidding. The word has entered mainstream consciousness like never before. No doubt Howard Dean was the impetus. People have been waiting for weblogging to reach a critical mass and perhaps after this election...
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    Opinions on Blogging Two Years Later

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    I noticed today as I was trying to work out why I was unable to log in to my work blog, that this day two years ago was when I made my first blog entry. After one year I made an entry about what I thought of the blogging phenomenon after a year of trying...
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    OWA Theme Fun

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    Nino Bilic provides the cool images and css for the OWA XBOX theme in a recent entry on the Exchange blog. Back in early 2003 when we were finishing up development on the product and many mailboxes at Microsoft were dogfooding our bits, OWA dev decided...
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    Seeking CSS Opinions

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    Not quite sure what the "correct" behavior should be in the HTML below. What cursor would you expect to get when you mouse over the TD and why? <html> <style> TABLE.tbl1 TD { cursor:hand; } TD.td1 { cursor:move; } </style> <body>...
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    Discovered XFN

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    I find XFN (XHTML Friends Network) via Tantek . What it is... XFN outlines the relationships between individuals by defining a small set of values that describe personal relationships. In HTML and XHTML documents, these are given as values for the rel...
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    Office Space Wars

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    Here is a parody of Office Space set in the Star Wars universe so you know, Darth Vader as Lumbergh and Jar-Jar as Milton. Funny stuff. http://www.public.asu.edu/~tiantang/share/OfficeSpaceWars.wmv
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    Insomnia Leads to XFN Participation

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    Just set up a block on this site with some links from my opml file with XFN rel attributes, then I posted my URL on www.rubhub.com to get crawled. I wonder where this standard/proposal will go. Possibly nowhere, but it might be interesting to have RubHub...
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