Messaging Developer Dilemmas

Insights into the latest in the Outlook/Exchange Developer World to help you/us resolve frustrations!

How To (and how not to) access Custom Attributes using GetExchangeUser

  The content of this blog stands true as of 13th of June, 2012. The behavior described towards...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 06/12/2012

Sending Appointments from EWS Apps: Where did my HTML go???

  Update: As on 25th May 2012, Roll Up 3 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 addresses this issue. You...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 05/18/2012

CreateItemFromTemplate()… Importing MSG’s… Where did my UserProperties go?

  A known behavior of Outlook and the Object Model (documented in this KB) is that if you...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 05/15/2012

Outlook Ribbon woes on performing “Send As E-Mail” via other Office 2010 Apps

  When we introduced ribbons  in various Office applications with Office 2007 (and...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 05/14/2012

Automating execution of built-in Exchange 2010 PS1 Scripts through .NET

  Through the magic of Powershell automation that was introduced for Exchange Management, it so...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 05/08/2012

The Double-Hop Dogma

If you find yourself wondering why your robustly developed, uber-comprehensive ASP.NET application,...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 04/15/2012

Breaking your ahead against Outlook URL’s post Outlook 2003?

  So back in 2003, when we introduced the world to Outlook 2003, there was a nifty feature that...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 04/12/2012

Working with Tasks using Exchange Web Services

  An integral part of Outlook from its very initial version, Outlook Tasks were always intended...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 04/06/2012

The request failed schema validation… But why?

If you’re particularly proud of your (XML) writing skills or happen to be one of the adventurous...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 10/18/2011

Impersonation in the times of RBAC

  So your organization migrated to Exchange Server 2010, and you thought you’d take that...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 10/18/2011

The Curious Case of the Persistent EmailAddress1

There's a rather puzzling issue that many developers creating their own jazzy EWS customizations...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 09/09/2011

Upgraded your VSTO 2010 Runtime? The Manifest Registry needs an upgrade too!

A few months ago (okay, SEVERAL months ago), around the time of March, we started pushing out an...

Author: Dhruv Khattar Date: 08/09/2011