Saturday, November 24, 2012

Create an RSS feed of Exchange Items using any of the How To Series scripts

If you've missed my HowTo Series this year I've been demonstrating many different way's of getting, filtering and searching for Exchange data using Powershell and the EWS Managed API see the full list here . One of the fun things to do with scripting is to link this together with the other plethora of script's out in the world to do different things. Here one example of linking the How-To series script with an RSS feed script from the PoshCode repository http://poshcode.org/?show=669

The following script grabs the last 50 Items in the Inbox and creates an RSS feed of theses Item including Links to OWA for the Item and the Item's Body as HTML in the Feed details.

I've put a download of this code here the script itself look like

  1. ###Code from http://poshcode.org/?show=669  
  2. # Creates an RSS feed  
  3. # Parameter input is for "site": Path, Title, Url, Description  
  4. # Pipeline input is for feed items: hashtable with Title, Link, Author, Description, and pubDate keys  
  5. Function New-RssFeed  
  6. {   
  7.     param (  
  8.             $Path = "$( throw 'Path is a mandatory parameter.' )",  
  9.             $Title = "Site Title",  
  10.             $Url = "http://$( $env:computername )",  
  11.             $Description = "Description of site"  
  12.     )  
  13.     Begin {  
  14.             # feed metadata  
  15.             $encoding = [System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8  
  16.             $writer = New-Object System.Xml.XmlTextWriter( $Path$encoding )  
  17.             $writer.WriteStartDocument()  
  18.             $writer.WriteStartElement( "rss" )  
  19.             $writer.WriteAttributeString( "version""2.0" )  
  20.             $writer.WriteStartElement( "channel" )  
  21.             $writer.WriteElementString( "title"$Title )  
  22.             $writer.WriteElementString( "link"$Url )  
  23.             $writer.WriteElementString( "description"$Description )  
  24.     }  
  25.     Process {  
  26.             # Construct feed items  
  27.             $writer.WriteStartElement( "item" )  
  28.             $writer.WriteElementString( "title",    $_.title )  
  29.             $writer.WriteElementString( "link",             $_.link )  
  30.             $writer.WriteElementString( "author",   $_.author )  
  31.             $writer.WriteStartElement( "description" )  
  32.             $writer.WriteRaw( "<![CDATA[" ) # desc can contain HTML, so its escaped using SGML escape code  
  33.             $writer.WriteRaw( $_.description )  
  34.             $writer.WriteRaw( "]]>" )  
  35.             $writer.WriteEndElement()  
  36.             $writer.WriteElementString( "pubDate"$_.pubDate.toString( 'r' ) )  
  37.             $writer.WriteElementString( "guid"$homePageUrl + "/" + [guid]::NewGuid() )  
  38.             $writer.WriteEndElement()  
  39.     }  
  40.     End {  
  41.             $writer.WriteEndElement()  
  42.             $writer.WriteEndElement()  
  43.             $writer.WriteEndDocument()  
  44.             $writer.Close()  
  45.     }  
  46. }  
  47. ### end code from http://poshcode.org/?show=669  
  48.   
  49. ## Get the Mailbox to Access from the 1st commandline argument  
  50.   
  51. $MailboxName = $args[0]  
  52.   
  53. ## Load Managed API dll    
  54. Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange\Web Services\1.2\Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.dll"    
  55.     
  56. ## Set Exchange Version    
  57. $ExchangeVersion = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeVersion]::Exchange2010_SP1    
  58.     
  59. ## Create Exchange Service Object    
  60. $service = New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ExchangeService($ExchangeVersion)    
  61.     
  62. ## Set Credentials to use two options are availible Option1 to use explict credentials or Option 2 use the Default (logged On) credentials    
  63.     
  64. #Credentials Option 1 using UPN for the windows Account    
  65. $psCred = Get-Credential    
  66. $creds = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential($psCred.UserName.ToString(),$psCred.GetNetworkCredential().password.ToString())    
  67. $service.Credentials = $creds        
  68.     
  69. #Credentials Option 2    
  70. #service.UseDefaultCredentials = $true    
  71.     
  72. ## Choose to ignore any SSL Warning issues caused by Self Signed Certificates    
  73.     
  74. ## Code From http://poshcode.org/624  
  75. ## Create a compilation environment  
  76. $Provider=New-Object Microsoft.CSharp.CSharpCodeProvider  
  77. $Compiler=$Provider.CreateCompiler()  
  78. $Params=New-Object System.CodeDom.Compiler.CompilerParameters  
  79. $Params.GenerateExecutable=$False  
  80. $Params.GenerateInMemory=$True  
  81. $Params.IncludeDebugInformation=$False  
  82. $Params.ReferencedAssemblies.Add("System.DLL") | Out-Null  
  83.   
  84. $TASource=@' 
  85.   namespace Local.ToolkitExtensions.Net.CertificatePolicy{ 
  86.     public class TrustAll : System.Net.ICertificatePolicy { 
  87.       public TrustAll() {  
  88.       } 
  89.       public bool CheckValidationResult(System.Net.ServicePoint sp, 
  90.         System.Security.Cryptography.X509Certificates.X509Certificate cert,  
  91.         System.Net.WebRequest req, int problem) { 
  92.         return true; 
  93.       } 
  94.     } 
  95.   } 
  96. '@   
  97. $TAResults=$Provider.CompileAssemblyFromSource($Params,$TASource)  
  98. $TAAssembly=$TAResults.CompiledAssembly  
  99.   
  100. ## We now create an instance of the TrustAll and attach it to the ServicePointManager  
  101. $TrustAll=$TAAssembly.CreateInstance("Local.ToolkitExtensions.Net.CertificatePolicy.TrustAll")  
  102. [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::CertificatePolicy=$TrustAll  
  103.   
  104. ## end code from http://poshcode.org/624  
  105.     
  106. ## Set the URL of the CAS (Client Access Server) to use two options are availbe to use Autodiscover to find the CAS URL or Hardcode the CAS to use    
  107.     
  108. #CAS URL Option 1 Autodiscover    
  109. $service.AutodiscoverUrl($MailboxName,{$true})    
  110. "Using CAS Server : " + $Service.url     
  111.      
  112. #CAS URL Option 2 Hardcoded    
  113.     
  114. #$uri=[system.URI] "https://casservername/ews/exchange.asmx"    
  115. #$service.Url = $uri      
  116.     
  117. ## Optional section for Exchange Impersonation    
  118.     
  119. #$service.ImpersonatedUserId = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ImpersonatedUserId([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ConnectingIdType]::SmtpAddress, $MailboxName)   
  120.   
  121. # Bind to the Contacts Folder  
  122.   
  123. $folderid= new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.FolderId([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.WellKnownFolderName]::Inbox,$MailboxName)     
  124. $Inbox = [Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.Folder]::Bind($service,$folderid)  
  125. $psPropset = new-object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.PropertySet([Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.BasePropertySet]::FirstClassProperties)    
  126. #Define ItemView to retrive just 50 Items      
  127. $ivItemView =  New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.WebServices.Data.ItemView(50)      
  128. $fiItems = $service.FindItems($Inbox.Id,$ivItemView)      
  129. [Void]$service.LoadPropertiesForItems($fiItems,$psPropset)    
  130. $feedItems = @()  
  131. foreach($Item in $fiItems.Items){      
  132.      "processing Item " + $Item.Subject  
  133.      $PostItem = @{}  
  134.      $PostItem.Add("Title",$Item.Subject)  
  135.      $PostItem.Add("Author",$Item.Sender.Address)  
  136.      $PostItem.Add("pubDate",$Item.DateTimeReceived)  
  137.      $PostItem.Add("link",("https://" + $service.Url.Host +  "/owa/" + $Item.WebClientReadFormQueryString))  
  138.      $PostItem.Add("description",$Item.Body.Text)  
  139.      $feedItems += $PostItem         
  140. }      
  141. $feedItems | New-RssFeed -path "c:\temp\Inboxfeed.xml" -title ($MailboxName + " Inbox")  


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