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  • Blog Post: Where are you Outlook???

    So I got this friend of mine who works for MS IT and was curious to find Outlook’s install location programmatically irrespective of 32/64 bit installation of OS or Outlook. First thought was registry, but that gets little messy.. you go to HKCR & then parse through it to find the location of Outlook...
  • Blog Post: FYI: BUG: Attachments.Add fails for POP3/IMAP only accounts when the attachment type is Outlook.olEmbeddedItem

    Problem: Attachments.Add fails only for POP3/IMAP accounts when the attachment type is Outlook.olEmbeddedItem Cause: This is a known issue with Microsoft Product ( Outlook 2010 ) and we have an internal fix available. The fix is expected to go public with the release of next Service Pack for the product...
  • Blog Post: FYI: MAPI Application does not work when running from Windows Service (MAPI_E_NETWORK_ERROR)

    I recently had two cases where the MAPI application was failing while creating a dynamic profile calling IMsgServiceAdmin::ConfigureMsgService. Although if the same application is executed outside Service Control Manager then it work and is able to create the profile just fine. In both cases we found...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Enhancements in VSTO 4.0 Deployment for Office 2007/2010

      One of my colleague, Akash , today presented this webcast where he talked about the enhancements in VSTO 4.0 Deployment for Office 2007/2010 using Visual Studio 2010. The session demonstrate how to use ClickOnce post-deployment action and Deploying Multiple Office Solutions in a single click-once...
  • Blog Post: BUG: Outlook: Error thrown by Outlook 2007 when all attendees of a meeting are removed programmatically before sending it

    THIS IS JUST FYI AND IF YOU ARE FACING THE SIMILAR ISSUE THEM PLEASE LET ME KNOW. WE ARE AWARE OF THIS ISSUE AND ALREADY WORKING ON A FIX FOR THE SAME. When using Outlook UI if a user tries to send a meeting request without any recipient he is prompted by the following prompt "The meeting cannot...
  • Blog Post: We are Open, says PST to Outlook :-)

    This is pretty exciting development which came yesterday as Microsoft announced the availability of two new open source projects to facilitate interoperability with Outlook PST files. Now start your engines and start thinking of solutions that you can build upon it, and some of you who were reverse engineering...
  • Blog Post: WebDAV can expose private meetings/appointments to users who should not see them.

    This is quite frequently asked and with surprise & worries mixed together… Why WebDAV is able to see my Private meetings/appointments? Isn’t this a security breach? How can I get it fixed? The answer is very simple, not this is not a bug. This is how it should work and then comes a even bigger surprise...
  • Blog Post: BUG: Outlook: Word: A signature to death!

    I have been working lately with this customer who was trying to create new signature files under %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Signatures folder which will be used by Outlook 2007 (SP2) but what we discovered is that whenever they try to use it, it used to crash Outlook. This was the content of the HTML Signature...
  • Blog Post: Hey!!! Do not forget to “Include” me… Ok?

    I am not talking about some Friday night dinner or the latest buff around the corner. I am talking about the “Include” tab on Outlook 2007’s Ribbon UI. Recently I got this case where customer developed a custom email form but he was not able to use the “Include” tab to add attachments to the email...
  • Blog Post: Attachments go crazy and loose their positions when item is touched by Exchange Web Services

    My fellow colleague had this customer who was using Exchange Web Services to update body of an appointment item. He created a new appointment from Outlook with some body text, attachments in the body to the position where he wanted, subject & location. Appointment was saved as it should and life...
  • Blog Post: BUG: Email Inspector window stays open even after mail is sent, VSTO SE Ribbon Customization

    Another bug, this month quite bugged me :) it was not only bad throat and viral fever which made me frustrated... but few product bugs in Exchange and Outlook. Well lets start with this one I found while working with one of the customer. He was customizing Ribbon using VSTO SE for Outlook 2007. We noticed...
  • Blog Post: BUG: Unable to load WinHTTP.dll into Outlook 2007 VBA References

    Are you having hard time in adding WinHTTP.dll into Outlook 2007 VBA references on your Vista machine, so let me tell you that we are aware of it. The problem is shown below.. Look at the location part, which is for sure invalid path. The root cause is the installation of this DLL into the registry....
  • Blog Post: HOW IT WORKS: Why my MSG files are getting converted to inline attachments ?

    You might have faced this issue if you have used Outlook to send emails to SMTP recipients (non-exchange). Whenever you attach any MSG file to attachments it gets converted to inline attachment for the recipients. It made my colleague Akash worried why its happening and I have to explain him Why. Here...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO: OOM: Getting Primary SMTP Address from X500

    Getting primary address from X500 address was always a pain when using OOM. Thank to these guys who realized this pain and built in this functionality in Outlook 2007 Object Model. I have figured out a way to get this value from within OOM for Outlook 2003 & below as well. How it works =========...
  • Blog Post: Dude where is my Script?

    So you are not able to see the Macro script under Outlook rules wizard? Outlook Rules Wizard macros have a particular format and would not be visible until we match the format Per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306108 , all the rules macro must accept 1 parameter of either of type Outlook.MailItem...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft a.k.a. Challenges !

    Microsoft is a company full of challenges where challenges turns into opportunities, opportunities which makes you feel out of this world. You see technology, you feel technology, you live technology, technology which drive this world. To give you a brief about myself, I joined Microsoft on 22nd June...
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