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Draft: How to take EWS/OWA/ETL trace to troubleshoot Exchange Web Services issues – EXCHANGE 2007 & 2010

THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT AND MAY CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. PURPOSE: Collect ETL trace from...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 06/23/2011

Trouble updating contacts’ physical addresses using EWS Managed API?

This happened to be a second recent case among many others facing the similar issue, and they could...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 06/14/2011

Where are you Outlook???

So I got this friend of mine who works for MS IT and was curious to find Outlook’s install location...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 06/10/2011

WP7: Quick Timer: Sample Application for Windows Phone 7

No wonder the development of WP7 apps is super easy and very much fun. I was looking for a quick...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 01/09/2011

FYI: BUG: Attachments.Add fails for POP3/IMAP only accounts when the attachment type is Outlook.olEmbeddedItem

Problem: Attachments.Add fails only for POP3/IMAP accounts when the attachment type is...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 09/15/2010

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

Ok, this was a fun case and I never had such fun on a CDOSYS case & I am lying. I spent nearly...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 07/23/2010

Exchange 2010: OWA Customization: Preview forms does not works in Conversation Mode

I recently had couple of customer reporting that their existing/new OWA customization code is not...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 07/23/2010

System.Net.Mail cannot send secured email using SMTP over SSL aka SMTPS protocol

This is just FYI that we know the limitation of System.Net.Mail classes and its incapability of...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 07/23/2010

HOTFIX: .NET 4.0 (System.Net.Mail) Unable to send emails with large attachments (more than 3MB)

  We have an official release for the issue and if you are facing this problem then I would...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 07/20/2010

FYI: MAPI Application does not work when running from Windows Service (MAPI_E_NETWORK_ERROR)

I recently had two cases where the MAPI application was failing while creating a dynamic profile...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 06/17/2010

Webcast: Enhancements in VSTO 4.0 Deployment for Office 2007/2010

  One of my colleague, Akash, today presented this webcast where he talked about the...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 06/10/2010

BUG: Outlook: Error thrown by Outlook 2007 when all attendees of a meeting are removed programmatically before sending it

THIS IS JUST FYI AND IF YOU ARE FACING THE SIMILAR ISSUE THEM PLEASE LET ME KNOW. WE ARE AWARE OF...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 05/26/2010

We are Open, says PST to Outlook :-)

This is pretty exciting development which came yesterday as Microsoft announced the availability of...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 05/26/2010

WebDAV can expose private meetings/appointments to users who should not see them.

This is quite frequently asked and with surprise & worries mixed together… Why WebDAV is able to...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 04/07/2010

BUG: .NET 4.0 (System.Net.Mail) Unable to send emails with large attachments (more than 3MB)

This is probably the first bug reported by customer so far for System.Net.Mail Class in .NET 4.0...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 04/04/2010

Did you like the makeover?

After couple of mails exchange with my earlier web hosting provider, I decided to save near 400...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 01/22/2010

Blog Problem: Where are the images?

A very Happy New Year 2010 to you all.I had a really bad day while I was making some changes to my...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 01/04/2010

BUG: Outlook 2003: Custom Forms: You cannot use Custom Actions to Reply/Forward Appointment Items

I had been working on this issue lately where customer was using Outlook 2003 to create custom...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 11/19/2009

BUG: Outlook: Word: A signature to death!

I have been working lately with this customer who was trying to create new signature files under...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/09/2009

3 years of same, yet different work and then a responsibility upgrade, a good one.

It’s been 3 very long and cherished years of my life as I complete my 3 years of career at Microsoft...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/02/2009

Hey!!! Do not forget to “Include” me… Ok?

I am not talking about some Friday night dinner or the latest buff around the corner. I am talking...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/02/2009

Using CDOSYS from .Net?! Be Careful with Attachments!

First off there is no justification why you should be using Cdosys directly, you should use...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 09/18/2009

Exchange Web Services 101 : Let’s get started!

Want to learn Exchange Web Service but not sure how and from where? Here are the few articles that I...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 06/19/2009

HOWTO: Automatically Login to OWA 2007 using HTML + JavaScript

First thing first, you should understand that this is NOT SUPPORTED & NOT RECOMMENDED solution...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 06/02/2009

HOWTO: EWS: Get OOF State for Self or any user in your organization

First thing first, this is just for demonstration purpose and might not be a supported solution by...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 05/29/2009

HOWTO: WebDAV: Send mail with Custom Form and set properties

This is going to be a very simple sample of how you can send an email with custom properties set and...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 05/22/2009

Announcement: EWS Managed API launching tomorrow 04/15/09

Good news for all .Net developers working with Exchange or willing to work with Exchange but have...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 04/14/2009

Searchfolder created from EWS is not displaying items falling under criteria within Outlook

I have been working on different SearchFolders cases lately where customers were trying to create...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 04/09/2009

HOW TO: Create SearchFolder to search for Custom Properties using EWS

Here is a quick sample if you are looking at creating a search folder using EWS which will look for...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 04/09/2009

Ever copied a DLL from one system to another and registered it using RegSvr32.exe? or in other words...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 04/09/2009

HOWTO: Give Service Account Access to all mailboxes on an Exchange 2007 Server

This is my first attempt to write a Powershell sample to my readers. In this sample we will give...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 03/30/2009

Exchange 2007 SDK on Windows Server 2008, is it supported? YES it is!!!

I have seen lots of confusion lately and people asking this question in various forums. I do not...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 03/17/2009

HOWTO: CDOEXM: Add Associated External Account permission to existing mailbox

If you ever tried to modify the msExchMailboxSecurityDescriptor attribute directory then you must be...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 03/10/2009

HOWTO: WebDav: Exchange 2003: Poll for unread emails & notify admin if a predefined level is reached

I think you may find it useful as well. I wrote this script to monitor a particular mailbox for...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 03/03/2009

MAPI asks: Can you please take it offline???

MAPI developers have another reason to cheers. Now you can take the MAPI documentation with you for...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 02/25/2009

HOWTO: EWS: Send UTF-16 request to Exchange Web Service from VBScript

I had explained earlier how you can consume Exchange Web Services like WebDAV from VBScript in the...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 02/24/2009

HOWTO: Create Search Folder using Exchange Impersonation for multiple users via Exchange Web Services

What are we doing here? What is Search Folder? Why do I care? Search folders are a quick way to...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 02/23/2009

Soooooo tweet..

Follow me at https://twitter.com/findvikas for all the updates from my life, technology, gizmos and...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 02/23/2009

Sing me MAPI Rhyme again!!!

MAPI, MAPI, Yes, Papa.Getting lost? No, Papa.Telling lies? No, Papa.Where you then???Here! Here!...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 01/21/2009

CoolStuff: Windows 7, Here I come...!!!

This may be the most awaited day, the most talked OS from Microsoft is going to make its Public Beta...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 01/08/2009

CoolStuff: Microsoft is Singing for you

Do you want your PC to sing for you, well its possible now with the release of Microsoft Research's...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 01/08/2009

HOWTO: Get Exchange 2000/2003 mailbox statistics remotely using WMI

Of course you cannot use WMI to manage Exchange 2007, obviously Powershell is more power full and...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 11/19/2008

HOWTO: Programmatically enumerate permissions on Exchange 2003 Mailbox Store

This was a tough one and was lots of learning for me as well. Me and my colleague was working on a...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/31/2008

Attachments go crazy and loose their positions when item is touched by Exchange Web Services

My fellow colleague had this customer who was using Exchange Web Services to update body of an...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/10/2008

BUG: HasAttachments property is false on meeting occurrence with attachment

I thought it was just the last month full of bugs and fixes. This month also started with a Exchange...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/10/2008

Test Page

This is going to be a test page

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/01/2008

BUG: Email Inspector window stays open even after mail is sent, VSTO SE Ribbon Customization

Another bug, this month quite bugged me :) it was not only bad throat and viral fever which made me...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/01/2008

BUG: Unable to load WinHTTP.dll into Outlook 2007 VBA References

Are you having hard time in adding WinHTTP.dll into Outlook 2007 VBA references on your Vista...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/01/2008

BUG: 'ErrorNoPublicFolderServerAvailable' is not a valid value for ResponseCodeType

Another fine day and some great timings. I was discussing this bug with product group hoping that it...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 10/01/2008

ERROR: ActiveX component can't create object (MAPI.Session) on Vista

Make sure you have installed CDO 1.21 which comes separately and no longer ships with Outlook 2007...

Author: Vikas - MSFT Date: 09/10/2008

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