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How to log EWS Traces to a file in PowerShell

If your using the EWS Managed API in your PowerShell scripts and you need to do some extended debugging to work out why a script isn't working the way you expect in certain environments you can do this by using Tracing as described in  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/office/developer/exchange-server-2010/dd633676(v=exchg.80) . What this does once it is enabled is it outputs all the requests and responses that are sent to and from the Exchange server so you can see exactly what is taking place and potentially more information on particular errors that are occurring.  So in a EWS Managed API script to enable this you just need to set the TraceEnabled property on the ExchangeService object to true eg $server.TraceEnabled = $true And you will then start seeing traces like the following in the console A much cleaner way of capturing these traces is to configure the EWS Managed API to use a separate log file to log them to a file so you can review them later

Microsoft Teams Private Chat History Addin for Outlook

Being somebody who is transitioning across from Skype for Business to Teams one of things I missed the most (and found the most frustrating) is the lack of the ability in Outlook and OWA to view the conversation history from Online meetings and private chats in Microsoft Teams. This is especially frustrating when you have an external meeting and your sent an IM that contains some vital information for what you need to do. This information is tracked in your mailbox for compliance reasons in the Teams Chat folder but this folder is hidden so it not accessible to the clients and must be extracted by other means eg. Most people seem to point to doing a compliance search if you need this data https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/security-compliance-overview . Given that the information is in my mailbox and there shouldn't be any privacy concern around accessing it I looked at a few ways of getting access to these TeamsChat messages in OWA and Outlook the first way was us
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