Microsoft’s decision to move away from the time-honoured RPC interprocess connection mechanism and replace it with a new approach where Outlook clients can use a new protocol called MAPI over HTTP to connect to Exchange 2013 SP1 has caused a bit of fuss and bother. On reflection, this is a pretty normal situation in the technical sphere where, even though technologists might like to think of themselves as being open to change, transitions of this nature are sometimes unwelcome because of the fear, doubt, and uncertainty that the unknown generates. It wasn’t for nothing that IBM was famous for the ability of their salesforce to use FUD to influence customer discussions for years; so much so that buying the nice safe choice became a well-…

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Nothing to fear in MAPI over HTTP

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