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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  • Blog Post: Broken Exchange Schema - WebDAV allprops, sinks and/or exoledb fail to return properties

    Not getting all the properties you would expect from an WebDAV ALLPROPS or from an Event sink? Well, it could be that the Exchange schema is broken. The Problem: If you find that your application is no longer retrieving a full list of properties, it may be due to a broken Exchange Web Store...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Why can't I COPY or MOVE items across stores - i.e. mailboxes, public folders, servers?

    COPY and MOVE will fail with a 502 error when trying to work across stores - not supported. You could read the MIME of messages with a GET and use PUT to write the contents to the new location - this will simulate a COPY. Custom properties and storage properties will likely not get copied. You can try...
  • Blog Post: Howto Delete Attachments with WebDAV

    The DELETE verb only works on Exchange 2003 SP1 - it will not work on any earlier version/service pack. CDOEX, CDO 1.21, Extended MAPI, etc can do this on Exchange 2000 or 2003. One possible work-around is to read the message stream using a WebDAV GET, modify the stream to remove the attachment...
  • Blog Post: Building VCALENDAR content without an Microsoft API is not supported by MS.

    While Microsoft products follow many RFC guidelines for VCALENDAR/iCAL, it does not mean that they support development of VCALENDAR/iCAL directly. Microsoft has APIs which can build and read such content. Working with those APIs is supported; however working with VCALENDAR/iCAL text programmatically...
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