The database that is used by Exchange 2000/2003 is called WebStorageSystem. Each element within this store is accessible via an URL using the WebDAV protocol. This protocol extends the HTTP protocol by exposing several new verbs like PROPFIND
to name a few. Additionally, the Exchange implementation of the WebDAV protocol has some proprietary commands for batch operations: BMOVE
. The parameters of these commands are expressed within the body of the HTTP/WebDAV request as XML.
- Encapsulation of most of the WebDAV commands.
- Easy access to folders, elements and properties within the store
- Support for various authentication schemas: Basic, Digest, NTLM, Kerberos and even the Form-based authentication of Exchange 2003
Unfortunately, there is currently no documentation available. But on the other hand: You can use it free of charge!