JasonJoh's [MSFT] WebLog

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

It's been almost 2 years since I joined the Premier Field Engineering team here at Microsoft to...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 02/08/2008

Exchange 2007 SP1 and HMC 4.0

Yes, Exchange 2007 SP1 is out. No, it has not been cleared with HMC 4.0 yet. At this point you...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 11/30/2007

Making Sense of Patching HMC 4.0

Patching HMC has never been a fun process. Unlike most Microsoft products, HMC patches don't come in...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 11/29/2007

WSS 3.0 Security Fix causes Performance Issue for Hosters

I was notified this morning that a recently released security fix for WSS 3.0 has some severe...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 10/10/2007

Adding Users to WSS 3.0 Site in HMC 4.0 Exposes Users in All Organizations

If you followed our deployment guide to the letter, then chance are your WSS 3.0 setup isn't 100%....

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 09/11/2007

Quick and Easy Ways to Break your Provisioning Engine

By now most people have discovered that installing Windows 2003 SP2 on your Provisioning Engine...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 08/30/2007

More than 1000 OAB's in Your HMC 3.5 Environment?

Have you seen any OAB's mysteriously disappear? Then you're going to want to check out this...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 05/31/2007

Problems changing password in the HMC Consolidated Sample Control Panel

A lot of folks have hit this apparently, so I wanted to share my findings and how to fix it. PROBLEM...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 06/29/2006

I'm Outta Here

Ok, not really, but I am moving to a new role here at Microsoft. I've been doing Messaging developer...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 04/07/2006

Yet another IExchangeManageStore incarnation

Yep, that's right: IExchangeManageStore5 is upon us. And this is the coolest one yet! I'm...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 03/29/2006

Outlook Account Management API Sample

Just a quick entry to post this sample. A few folks have had trouble getting the Account Management...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 12/27/2005

CreateMHTMLBody Won't Read Web Pages Compressed with GZIP

The title says it all. If you've got a web page hosted on a site that does GZIP compression, you...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 12/08/2005

New Sample Transport Provider

I've been working with MAPI for over 5 years now. In that 5 years I've supported my share of...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 11/04/2005

Subject Sorting in Outlook

I just recently worked through an issue where messages in a custom message store would not sort on...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 09/07/2005

PR_MAPPING_SIGNATURE and custom message stores

I was pulled into a neat little issue with a custom message store that didn't behave correctly with...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 01/05/2005

Getting Exchange MAPI's GC-Reconnect stuff to work

I recently wrestled with this and found it wasn't exactly intuitive, so I wanted to share my...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 12/21/2004

The RPC Canceller

I get a lot of questions about Outlook's infamous RPC Canceller. I'm sure you've seen this at some...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 08/09/2004

Using the EDK Libraries Effectively

I hate the EDK. There, I said it. So, admittedly, this is less of a guide to using the EDK, and more...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 08/01/2004

PR_RECORD_KEY and Outlook 2003 Shortcuts

I just read Steve Griffin's excellent post on store providers under Outlook 2003 (Read it here.) As...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 07/13/2004

All About Jason

I'm a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft Services. I support the Hosted Messaging and...

Author: Jason Johnston [MSFT] Date: 07/08/2004