Monday, June 25, 2012

Where did the HTML in my note body go?

One of our customers asked us to put up a custom message in the Sumatra Holiday tool.  This message needed a small bit of HTML formatting in EWS Managed API v1.2 code.  A "slam-dunk."  Yet this simple HTML produces horrible output:

Microsoft published a KB article that confirmed the problem:  meeting request that you send from an EWS application is in plain text format instead of HTML format when an attendee opens the request by using Outlook in online mode

The fix? Patch your servers! Here's the link: Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2685289)

We patched our dev server this weekend and confirmed it works!

(PS: we're tagging this as an API bug, but it really isn't.....

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Week of June 18, 2012 in Sumatra-land

Since as usual we have a number of sites at various stages with their purchase orders and test cycles, and Murphy's Law says they will all start to come to us at the worst possible time, a word of timely warning:

The week of June 18 Sumatra is going to be slow in responding.  So please do not expect immediate turnaround on a sudden Meeting Maker conversion or latest software for an Oracle migration.

This is due to various moving, graduation, and vacation schedules among out staff (which seem to have all hit at once).