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Registration Now Open for Redmond Plugfest 2015!
The Redmond Interoperability Protocols Plugfest is a valuable event for all developers who use Microsoft Protocols. The Microsoft Interoperability team is hosting their annual Redm... More >
Thursday, Feb 19 Anne Fogarty
微软互操作组非常荣幸的公布2015北京互操作技术研讨会日程! 此次研讨会将于2015年3月16日-17日,早上9:30开始,在微软亚洲研发总部举行。 地址:北京市海淀区丹棱街5号微软大厦1号楼1层MPR会议室 邮编:100080 请审阅以下会议日程,包括Office, 文件同步,SharePoint, Exchange, 数据平台和Window... More >
Monday, Feb 16 Anne Fogarty
Announcing the Beijing Interoperability Seminar 2015 Agenda!
The Microsoft Interoperability team is excited announce the agenda for the Beijing Interoperability Seminar 2015! The event will take place March 16th - 17th, 2015 beginning at 9:3... More >
Monday, Feb 16 Anne Fogarty
New Office & Exchange Protocol Parsers for Message Analyzer v1.2
In my previous post to the Office Interoperability blog—Discovering the Underlying Office Protocols Using Microsoft Message Analyzer—I ran through a simple demonstration of how to ... More >
Wednesday, Feb 11 T. J. Robinson