Access MS Exchange with Java

If you want to access an MS Exchange server to read messages, notes, tasks, calenders, contacts, … there is a library which has been provided by Microsoft. It’s called EWS Java API1.1 and provides the package microsoft.exchange.webservices.data. However the Library is kind of abandoned but it does still work with Exchange 2010 SP1. Unfortunately it […]

Tika parseToString returns empty string when calling with a word-document

If you get an empty string from the parseToString method (and you don't get an exception) it is usually the lack of the tika-parsers-0.9.jar file. As soon as you add it (including it's dependencies poi-3.7, poi-ooxml-3.7, poi-ooxml-schmeas-3.7, dom4j-1.6.1, geronimo-stax-api_1.0, xmlbeans-2.3, poi-scratchpad and commons-compress) to the classpath you will get the text. The ugly part about […]