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This blog covers Messaging API development for Exchange and Outlook. My name is Daniel Bagley, I'm on the Messaging Developer Team.

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  • Blog Post: Outlook Automation is for People, not for Services.

    I don't know why we see a lot of customers trying to automate Outlook from a service. It’s pretty well documented that it’s a bad idea. Outlook Object Model (OOM) was written for automating Outlook for a user sitting at the box running it. See, Outlook is very personal and I do mean, it’s very, very...
  • Blog Post: Call Dispose on client when calling COM+ objects.

    Dispose MUST be called from the client and not from the serviced component... There is a requirement for clients of COM+ Serviced Components to call dispose on the component. If you do not do this, it will not shut down. When you inherit from servicedcomponent, you also inherit from IDisposable...
  • Blog Post: Why is CDOSYS failing in a stored procedure?

    If you’re experiencing issues with CDOSYS under a stored procedure, you may be running into one of the issues I'll mention here. Outlook is usually installed on SQL Servers in order to provide mail sending capability (using xp_sendmail). However, xp_sendmail does not work in a cluster configuration...
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