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EWS Script to automatically generate registry keys to enable Custom Forms in Outlook

As you know Custom form script is now disabled by default and you will need to create a set of...

Author: Akashb Date: 11/14/2017

Generating a report - Which folders have a Personal Tag applied to it (using EWS Managed API from PowerShell - Exchange 2010)

It’s time to do a bit of reporting! In my previous posts I have talked about Stamping Archive Policy...

Author: Akashb Date: 06/13/2013

All I know about Outlook 2010/2013 and SharePoint Synchronization

When does Outlook 2010/2013 synchronies SharePoint Lists and Document Libraries? By default, WSS...

Author: Akashb Date: 04/05/2013

Images sent using Snipping Tool(SnippingTool.exe) shows up as RED X in Outlook 2010

This was an interesting issue, the customer was using the Snipping Tool to capture images and mail...

Author: Akashb Date: 12/07/2012

Stamping Archive Policy Tag using EWS Managed API from PowerShell(Exchange 2010)

In a previous post I had explained how to stamp a Retention Policy Tag using EWS Managed API, In...

Author: Akashb Date: 12/07/2012

Outlook displaying the Red X mark instead of the Image

This was a fun issue to troubleshoot! The problem : Compose a new mail in Outlook 2010, Insert a...

Author: Akashb Date: 08/31/2012

Exchange 2013 Preview is now AVAILABLE!

Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview...

Author: Akashb Date: 08/03/2012

Using–Filter, Select-Object, ForEach-Object in C# – Exchange PowerShell Automation

Have you ever tried migrating Exchange PowerShell script to be used from C# code?  I needed to...

Author: Akashb Date: 08/01/2012

EWS Managed API is lying to me!

I have been working with Exchange Web Services(EWS) for a long time and this is the first time I saw...

Author: Akashb Date: 07/20/2012

Unable to send Bcc using System.Net.Mail when specifying a Pickup Directory(Exchange 2007/Exchange 2010) in code

Not sure developers using System.Net.Mail are not complaining about this issue? The issue is very...

Author: Akashb Date: 07/19/2012

After installing KB 2553248, Outlook 2010 starts to crash when we open Meetings in the Calendar

Here's a scenario we recently had reported: A customer running Outlook 2010 installs KB 2553248, and...

Author: Akashb Date: 05/11/2012

Run-time error ‘-2147352567 (80020009) when trying to do SetColumns on a Items collection in Outlook

Problem: SetColumns is failing on non-english versions of windows with the error message below. In...

Author: Akashb Date: 05/11/2012

Stamping Retention Policy Tag on Items using EWS Managed API 1.1 from PowerShell(Exchange 2010)–Part 2

Yes, this is similar to the script in my previous post but is also different in the following ways:...

Author: Akashb Date: 01/11/2012

Stamping Retention Policy Tag on Items using EWS Managed API 1.1 from PowerShell(Exchange 2010)

This post deals with a scenario where we need to stamp Retention Policy on specific items. In this...

Author: Akashb Date: 11/30/2011

Searching contacts using EWS Managed API 1.1 from PowerShell (Impersonation, SearchFilterCollection, ContainsSubstring)

Here is another example of using EWS Managed API with PowerShell 2.0. In this case the requirement...

Author: Akashb Date: 11/30/2011

Unable to set the Folder Property in Outlook View Control–Getting error 8002801d (Library Not Registered)

One of my customer ran into this issue with the Outlook View Control. All we were doing was trying...

Author: Akashb Date: 09/02/2011

Stamping Retention Policy Tag using EWS Managed API 1.1 from PowerShell(Exchange 2010)

Exchange Web Services with PowerShell! In the last few days I have written quite a few scripts that...

Author: Akashb Date: 08/10/2011

How to get information on Database Copies using Managed code and Remote Powershell(Exchange 2010)

It all started with a customer who wanted to know which servers in the DAG setup have the copies for...

Author: Akashb Date: 07/29/2011

Another example of using EWS Managed API 1.1 from PowerShell (Impersonation, SearchFilter, FindItems, Paging)

In this case the customer wanted to know the Item count, size of all the item in the Inbox that were...

Author: Akashb Date: 07/28/2011

Exchange 2010 SP1 Rollup 4 re-released

On Wednesday, 7/27, the Exchange Sustained Engineering team re-released Exchange 2010 SP1 RU4. This...

Author: Akashb Date: 07/28/2011

Creating folder using EWS Managed API 1.1 from PowerShell

A customer of mine wanted to create a folder under Inbox for thousands of mailboxes. He also wanted...

Author: Akashb Date: 07/22/2011

Use Windows PowerShell in Exchange Online

A few articles on working with Exchange Online (Office 365 for enterprises, Live@edu) with Windows...

Author: Akashb Date: 07/20/2011

Error: “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” when sending out mails using System.Net.Mail via Exchange 2007

This was a fun issue to work on! Some background, the customer was using System.Net.Mail to send out...

Author: Akashb Date: 06/09/2011

Pull Subscription request fails with error “The Mailbox database is temporarily unavailable” on Exchange 2010

This is the first time I ran into this issue with Exchange Web Services while sending out a Pull...

Author: Akashb Date: 06/03/2011

Saving during send breaks relation between sent item and Voting responses in Outlook 2010–Updated

Do you use the voting feature in Outlook 2010? Do you “Save” the item in the Application_ItemSend...

Author: Akashb Date: 06/02/2011

ExpandGroup method returns no results for Dynamic Distribution Group in Exchange 2010

Strange but TRUE! This work in Exchange 2007 but does not in Exchange 2010. Below is the request and...

Author: Akashb Date: 06/02/2011

Office 365 - Getting Started!

Below are a few articles that will help you get started with developing solution for Office...

Author: Akashb Date: 06/02/2011

"Internal Server Error" exception while updating Contact item on Exchange 2010 Mailbox using EWS

This was an interesting issue I ran into so thought of sharing it. One of my customer had written...

Author: Akashb Date: 05/20/2011

Office 2010 PIA installer does not install the Word PIA if only Outlook 2010 is installed

A few days ago I ran into an issue where the customer had written an add-in for Outlook 2010 and was...

Author: Akashb Date: 04/13/2011

Updating Recipients using Outlook Object Model

One of my customers was migrating his Exchange Client Extension code to an Outlook add-in for...

Author: Akashb Date: 04/13/2011

Problems installing the Office 2010 PIA’s using the Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies Bootstrapper Package

Have you tried using the Microsoft Office 2010 Primary Interop Assemblies Bootstrapper Package? Did...

Author: Akashb Date: 04/13/2011

Exchange 2007:Transport error when sending emails using TLS (0x80040213)

Error: “The transport failed to connect to the server”, Code:80040213, Source:CDO.Message.1. Does...

Author: Akashb Date: 02/25/2011

Are you developing Solutions for Office 2010 solutions with Visual Studio 2010 and Targeting .NET 4.0?

Deployment of VSTO add-ins have always been tricky. In Office 2007 we could deploy a VSTO Add-in for...

Author: Akashb Date: 11/18/2010

Getting an error when trying to install a Transport Agent that is built with Exchange 2010 pre SP 1 binaries on Exchange 2010 SP 1?

Note:This issue is now addressed in Exchange 2010 SP3 RU2 and it will be addressed for Exchange 2013...

Author: Akashb Date: 11/18/2010

Error:CDO.Message.1 (0x80040220) The "SendUsing" configuration value is invalid on IIS 7.5

The error CDO.Message.1 (0x80040220) -The "SendUsing" configuration value is invalid is...

Author: Akashb Date: 05/24/2010

HOW TO: Call .PS1 script from Managed code using Remote Powershell(Exchange 2010)

As promised below is the code to call a .PS1 script and pass parameters to it. Most of the code is...

Author: Akashb Date: 03/26/2010

HOW TO: Migrating Exchange 2007 PowerShell Managed code to work with Exchange 2010

Will my Exchange 2007 PowerShell Managed code work with Exchange 2010 as is? Unfortunately the...

Author: Akashb Date: 03/25/2010

"Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error when trying to create object of System.Net.Mail.MailMessage

A few days ago I ran into an interesting problem. A customer who was trying to send a mail using...

Author: Akashb Date: 03/19/2010

HOW TO: Read User Configuration for OWA in Exchange 2010 using EWS Managed API 1.0

The User Configuration operations enable clients to create, delete, retrieve, and update user...

Author: Akashb Date: 03/11/2010

HOW TO: Configure Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 for using Impersonation

Exchange 2010: Configuring Exchange Impersonation (Exchange Web Services)...

Author: Akashb Date: 03/10/2010

HOW TO: Build a complex search using SearchFilter and SearchFilterCollection in EWS Managed API 1.0

Here is another sample for building a complex search criteria for Finding items. We use the...

Author: Akashb Date: 03/05/2010

HOW TO: List Top Level Folders in a Mailbox using EWS Managed API 1.0

Now that developers have started using Exchange Web Services Managed API, I thought it would be nice...

Author: Akashb Date: 03/05/2010

HOW TO:Using Exchange Web Services Managed API 1.0 from PowerShell 2.0

Requirement: Setting the OOF setting for a user using PowerShell Script. The best and the easiest...

Author: Akashb Date: 02/12/2010

He’s got the Looks!

Vikas is SUPER excited about the way something looks! Guess what? Naaaa… Its his BLOG. CHECK it...

Author: Akashb Date: 01/22/2010

Office 2007 now supports loading VSTO add-in’s from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Tired of making tweaks to the install package(.msi) to support “All Users” deployment in Office...

Author: Akashb Date: 01/05/2010

Did you ever have to re-sign the Application and Deployment manifest for a VSTO 3.0 ClickOnce add-in?

My customer had written a VSTO 3.0 add-in but could not publish(ClickOnce) it directly as he did not...

Author: Akashb Date: 12/23/2009

The getVisible callback has no effect on Tabs with idMso when startFromScratch=true. Bug?

This is another issue that I bumped into when startFromScratch is set to true. What I wanted to do...

Author: Akashb Date: 12/23/2009

Customizing QAT for one Item Type disables the ability to customize QAT for other Item Types. Bug?

A few days ago I ran into an issue while trying to customize the Quick Access Toolbar(QAT) for a...

Author: Akashb Date: 12/23/2009

System.Net.Mail unable to Authenticate against some third party SMTP Servers

I recently ran into an issue where one of my customer was unable to send mail using...

Author: Akashb Date: 09/16/2009

Increasing the number of mails that can be processed(Asynchronously) by a SMTP Agent simultaneously

In continuation to my previous post, the customer also had a SMTP Agent that was installed on a Edge...

Author: Akashb Date: 09/10/2009

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