Using the EWS Managed API

Last modified: September 17, 2014

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 | Exchange Server 2010

The Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API provides an intuitive interface for developing client applications that use EWS. The EWS Managed API provides unified access to Exchange Server resources, while using Office Outlook–compatible business logic. The EWS Managed API communicates with the Exchange Client Access server by means of EWS SOAP messages.

For Exchange 2010 and later versions, we strongly recommend that you use the EWS Managed API instead of auto-generated proxies for developing against EWS. The EWS Managed API object model is significantly easier to use than auto-generated proxy object models.

For more information about the EWS Managed API, see Get started with EWS Managed API applications.