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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials

By : Biswanath Banerjee
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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials

By: Biswanath Banerjee

Overview of this book

PowerShell has become one of the most important skills in an Exchange administrator's armory. PowerShell has proved its mettle so widely that, if you're not already starting to learn PowerShell, then you're falling behind the industry. It isn't difficult to learn PowerShell at all. In fact, if you've ever run commands from a CMD prompt, then you'll be able to start using PowerShell straightaway. This book will walk you through the essentials of PowerShell in Microsoft Exchange Server and make sure you understand its nitty gritty effectively. You will first walk through the core concepts of PowerShell and their applications. This book discusses ways to automate tasks and activities that are performed by Exchange administrators and that otherwise take a lot of manual effort. Microsoft Exchange PowerShell Essentials will provide all the required details for Active Directory, System, and Exchange administrators to help them understand Windows PowerShell and build the required scripts to manage the Exchange Infrastructure.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Essentials
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Introducing Exchange Web Services


With the release of the EWS managed API, you can use it as a wrapper for EWS SOAP calls. It provides an object model, which abstracts complex service descriptions and schema files. It also handles object serialization and deserialization on web requests and responses. It is comparatively easy to use than the autogenerated proxy object models, which do not include autodiscover functionalities and the client-side logic.

You can use the EWS-managed API to access various versions of Exchange 2007 SP1 to Exchange online. Not all the features are available in the EWS managed API. So, you might have to switch to the EWS autogenerated proxy object model if you are looking to use one of the features that are not implemented in the EWS managed API. For example, a folder hierarchy can be created using the EWS Create Folder Path operation in a single call, but this functionality is not available in the EWS managed API.

These are the four primary EWS client development...