There's A New EdkMdb.h In Town

A primary use for MFCMAPI is to look at objects in an Exchange store and view the MAPI properties on them. MAPI properties are identified by property tags which are 32 bit numbers, like 0x0FFF0102. It’s no fun to have to memorize a bunch of 32 bit numbers in order to make sense of which…


Exchange Server 2003 Webcast Week Is Coming!

Here’s something different – we’ll be running 12 TechNet IT Pro Exchange Server 2003 webcasts for the entire week of November from 11/8~11/12! Lots of opportunity to learn more about Exchange 2003. Some opportunity to win some cool stuff in the process too, as you can read here. Live Webcasts that you can listen to…


Why we blog about what we blog about

We’ve been asked many times over the last several months why we don’t talk about our competition in the Exchange blog, and I wanted to take an opportunity to explain why. The purpose of this blog is to help Exchange customers with Exchange; blogging about the competition does not serve that purpose. We read the…


Do we need to file-level defragment Exchange database drives?

Every so often there is a question: “Should we run file-level defragmentation software on Exchange servers?” Usually, this comes from confusion that file system defragmentation actually helps Exchange as – well, Exchange databases get fragmented too. The process of Exchange database fragmentation is a completely different story though – it is the defragmentation of the…


uCan iCal with Exchange and Outlook

iCal, or internet calendaring, generally isn’t heavily used or widely understood. When it is used, it generally creates some confusion since it produces different results based on what server and clients are used. Rather than babble on about all the RFC info, lets use an example to show what this is and how Exchange and…


Background on Virus Scanning API (VSAPI)

Edit 4/20/2010: Replaced the post body with the link explaining how to get most current information on the subject: Learn about Exchange 2010 Virus Scanning (VS) API 2.6.1 and VSAPI TAP The VSAPI 2.6.1 provides programmatic interfaces for a Virus Scanning application to access items and attachments stored in Exchange. The VSAPI 2.6.1  is only provided to…


Nagendra Sitharamaiah's Biography

I studied in India and have worked in the computer industry since 1990. I worked in the Middle East and Singapore for Microsoft Solution Providers and then moved to New York where I worked as a consultant, deploying Netware and Windows Networks. I have been working with Exchange since 1996. I have been with Microsoft…


Nagendra Sitharamaiah's Bio

I studied in India and have worked in the computer industry since 1990. I worked in the Middle East and Singapore for Microsoft Solution Providers and then moved to New York where I worked as a  consultant, deploying Netware and Windows Networks. I have been working with Exchange since 1996. I have been with Microsoft since 1999…


Exchange Team at the IT Forum - we'd like to hear from you!

The Exchange Team is going to be at IT Forum, and we’d like to talk to you!  Senior program managers from the Exchange product group will be conducting a few “focus groups” with selected IT Forum attendees during the conference, and we’d like to invite you to join us.  The sessions will be on-site at…


MSSearch Admin Tool Released

For those of you who do use Full-Text Indexing, how many of you wished there was a way to better administer Full-Text Indexes as well as get more information about the Full-Text Indexes?  Your wish is our command! http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=46FD5644-BD0D-4CFA-95F8-64BA34BDE6A7&displaylang=en This tool does a couple of additional tasks other than just the regular administrative tasks that you…