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401 errors in Exchange Online using EWS WSDL proxy code and raw HTML

If your developing EWS code against Exchange Online or possibly another large load balanced Hosted Exchange system you may find that a lot of the sample code you see on MSDN or other places that uses EWS Proxy code will always return 401 errors when you try to use it against Exchange Online (The Managed API isn't affected) eg a standard example is something like . What can cause this problem is the failure to process the exchangecookie in an appropriate way. There is description of what the exchangecookie is used for on . Although this says nothing about Authentication if the request object your using be its a SOAP proxy or HttpwebRequest doesn't have the cookiecontainer initialized (which by default they don't) before you submit

EWS Managed API and Powershell How-To series Part 2 - Folders

This is Part2 in my continuing EWS Managed API and Powershell how to series, in this post im going to look at using Mailbox Folders in Exchange Web Services. When you look at mailboxes from a structured content point of view the most obvious data structure is the folders within it. Dealing with these structures can provide a number of challenges which I'll go through. Binding to and Accessing a Folder To access a folder using EWS you must first know its folderId which from a useability perspective presents most people with a bit of a challenge. eg you may know the path to the folder you want to access is \Inbox\Subfolder but the FolderID itself is a large Base64 Enocded value.For all the standard folders in a mailbox such as the Calendar, Contacts, Inbox, SentItems folders there is a WellKnownFolderName enumeration that makes things easy eg so this basically provides you with a very easy way to bind to the Inbox, Calendar etc. For example to bind to the Inbox folder  $folderi

EWS Managed API and Powershell How-To series Part 1

I thought I'd start the year with a series of posts that goes back over the basics of using the EWS Managed API from Powershell and provides a modular remarked example that you can easily cut and paste to build your own scripts. Along the way in this series I'll show a whole bunch of examples around specific things. As a starting point for versions this will be Powershell Version 2.0  and the EWS Managed API 1.1 (which will soon change to 1.2 once released) The starting point for any EWS script your going to write is connecting to Exchange for which there are three important pieces of information you will need. Firstly you need to know the version of Exchange your running in this script its going to be held in the following variable $ExchangeVersion = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeVersion]::Exchange2010_SP1 Other valid values for Exchange 2007 would be $ExchangeVersion = [Microsoft.Exchange.Web
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