Dan's WebDAV 101
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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Wait! Before you use that sample...!!!
One of the biggest mistakes developers and admins make is to take code or a script and plug it right into production. Any and all code from any source samples really needs to be looked at and checked to be sure it does what you expect, does not cause issues and does nothing malicious. All samples from...
19 Aug 2015
Code running against Outlook is very slow when PST or OST is on a network folder or non-physical/non-VHD drive.
There is no support for performance issues with Outlook where the PST or OST are on a network folder or non-physical/non-VHD drive. See below: Limits to using personal folders (.pst) files over LAN and WAN links https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/297019 Note Customers are responsible for both...
29 May 2015
OWA customization and development
What is supported and works differs in different versions of OWA. So, its important to be sure that you understand what is viable before customizing OWA or upgrading your servers. Working with OWA content in an IFRAME: Hosting full OWA in an IFRAME: Hosting the whole OWA UI in an IFRAME is not...
14 May 2015
Best Practices - What is supported and not.
The issue of supportability comes up a lot. I would like cover it in this blog post. When we get cases from customers we look at the servers, software and APIs involved. In addition, the development scenarios and configurations are taken into considerations. A lot of customers run outdated versions...
6 May 2015
Best Practices - Enhancing EWS
There is only one supported way to enhance EWS and that is for a customer with a Premier agreement to open a support case with Microsoft and have a Design Change Request (DCR) filed to add the needed functionality. I've seen customers do a lot of unsupported things with EWS including modifying the EWS...
5 May 2015
OWA Single-sign-on support
OWA 2010 and prior is considered non-extensible as far as Microsoft is concerned in the area of doing single-sign-on programmatically. The exception to this would be when a person is in-network and uses their existing network credentials to access OWA through Windows Authentication. Please understand...
7 Aug 2012
Whats not supported with WebDAV?
Ahhh thats a big one... What is supported: • Non-recurring appointments • Contacts in Microsoft Outlook that you create or modify • Folders that you create in Outlook and in Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 • E-mail messages that you create or modify "All other tasks that use the WebDAV...
1 May 2008
Reading and changing OWA Settings
In OWA 2003, there were OWA settings mirrored in properties on the root folder of mailboxes which WebDAV could get to. There was limited support for accessing a few of these properties with WebDAV. The online docs still state that these properties are there, however this is not really true for OWA 2007...
14 Apr 2008
How to use WebDAV to access mailboxes across Exchange servers?
If there is a front-end server setup, you can access by opening a connection using HTTP or HTTPS and to WebDAV they would seem seamless - i.e. one server. This is what I have seen used almost all of the time. Using Microsoft Exchange 2000 Front-End Servers http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
12 Mar 2008
How do I work with Tasks using WebDAV.
WebDAV was not designed for working with outlook specific items such as Tasks and is not supported. To work with tasks, you will to reverse-engineer the solution and in order to construct the proper XML to be used for a PROPPATCH/PROPFIND. Tasks are supported to be worked with using Outlook Object Model...
12 Mar 2008
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