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Collaboration Data Objects: Send Microsoft Exchange Appointment Reminders to Your Pager Using CDO

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

Besides your typical e-mail services, Microsoft Exchange also provides the service infrastructure you need to build extensible knowledge and workflow management systems. Understanding Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) is the key to accessing these Exchange services for your own programs. With CDO you can automate tedious tasks and integrate information such as e-mail, calendars, and contacts with almost any application. This article explains how CDO enables you to access Exchange services, then walks you through a sample application that reads calendar events from an Exchange server and sends pager reminders to your users.

Sean McCormick

MSDN Magazine June 2000

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Dear gentlemen and ladies of the Microsoft Dynamic Data Team,

Mr. Steve Naughton says (and I hope so) that there might be chances that you read the posts published in this forum: I really hope so.

If that were the case then I am formally requesting to you in providing a "real answer" to my question:

I want to customize a dynamic data page (the details one) so I can have access to the data it has been already gathered from the end user UI (details.aspx) and use it to pass this same data to the following controls/pages that I am going to display next time to the end user.

For instance:

I have a screen with different types of data in it: texts, numbers, dates, check boxes, radio buttons and dropdownlists that has been filled with data by the end user. I want now to reset all fields exept the dropdownlist of which I'd like to keep the previously chosen values(the very same thing you do between dropdownlist of List.aspx ad Details.aspx). Even with FoxPro I could do that because data and controls were available there. It was as simple as setting carrying on to true.


I have found my

Microsoft Application Block for Data Access in .NET


Hi all,

I was rummaging the internet learning aspx and came across the concept of: Microsoft Application Block for Data Access in .NET

It seems great of course. The articles are all early 2003-5 such as


So the question is - is this tech still relevant and should I be using it?



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After a brief refresher on procedural and object based patterns for organizing the business logic layer, the author focuses on data transfer objects and the impact they have on the development of the software project.

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Synchronization Services for ADO.NET provide a set of tools to help you synchronize data between two database sources, synchronize files between machines, and synchronize with an RSS or ATOM feed. Learn more here.

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SQL Server Management Objects offer developers a robust toolset for backing up and restoring databases, and issuing DDL commands, as John Papa explains.

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The Web Storage System (WSS) in Exchange 2000 is a Web-accessible database that stores any type of data such as e-mail, contacts, appointments, threaded discussions, and multimedia files, and renders the data in HTML in any browser. WSS is based on Internet standards, therefore data can be accessed through URLs, an Exchange OLE DB provider, drive mapping, XML, and Web Documenting and Versioning (WebDAV). This article discusses the WSS schema and how to extend the default schema for custom data. A sample application that uses a custom schema and a custom form to display WSS data is available for download.

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Microsoft Exchange 2000, the upcoming version of Exchange Server for Windows 2000, provides many new features including integration with Active Directory, Web Storage System events and forms, and a new version of Collaboration Data Objects (CDO). Exchange 2000 also provides a workflow engine and design tool to create workflow applications. This article will give you an overview of these new features and looks at ways to do a few standard tasks with the new version of CDO. Also included is a sample workflow application that manages the posting of messages to a public server to illustrate the new workflow engine and workflow design tool.

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send data in class object from one page to another using session


hello everybody

now i hav stored all data like user name, data fatched from database of that user

and i stored that data and user name such as:

string strUserName="user name"

dataset ds =new dataset();// data of that user

now i wan yo send d whole data from my login page to user profile page

can anybody help me for that...................

and plz tell me that how much is this way is benifitial to send data from one page to another page

plz........kindly waiting for positive rply

Send an Email with User fields data entered in the form


Hi All,

          I have a form which have some user input fields(like textboxes,dropdownlists,textarea etc) fields and a submit button.

on click i need to send email with body contents as all the details entered by user in the form

Can anyone suggest how i should approach to this in sharepoint..

any code examples would be appreciated.


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The current build operation (build key Build Key[Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Data.Database


Hello everybody,


i am encountering an exception in my in my application at these lines of code.


DatabaseProviderFactory dbFactory =

new DatabaseProviderFactory(dataSource);// Create and return a database object.


return dbFactory.Create(name);


i am getting this exception at the create line


The current build operation (build key Build Key[Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Data.Database, 125ba2c1-9573-45be-b8a2-b370deff980d]) failed: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. (Strategy type ConfiguredObjectStrategy, index 2)


I have referenced the proper assemblies in my project and on  other systems, its working fine.

The connection string is DB2.My db2 connection is also good with no issues. My stack Trace

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