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Inside Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Web Services by Huw Upshall, Mark Taylor, Ben Spain, Michael Mainer, David Sterling

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Incorporating Autodiscover into Your Client Application

Now that we have covered the two Autodiscover providers in depth, how do you use Autodiscover in your client applications to make them more resilient to changes in the server topology of Exchange? Let’s first examine Figure 20-1, which shows the typical flow of information between a client application and a client access component that the application desires to communicate with such as Exchange Web Services.

Information flow between a client application and Exchange Web Services

Figure 20-1. Information flow between a client application and Exchange Web Services

Figure 20-1 shows the following steps:

  1. The client sends an Outlook provider Autodiscover request and specifies ...

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