March 28, 2013

Microsoft Outlook Message

Microsoft Outlook Exception

Today I encountered the above dialog in Microsoft Outlook 2010 when I was extending a meeting recurrence. This dialog box really confused me and almost prevented me from extending the meeting.

Why would exceptions be thrown? More importantly, shouldn't I know about them, in case I don't want to extend the recurrence of this meeting.

I get it that Microsoft wants to be helpful by showing the dialog box, but I think that they would have added more value to end users by telling me why Exceptions would be thrown and not just automatically ignore them.

Developer Tip: Don't just tell me that an error might be thrown, show me the error and allow me to take action on that.

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