Graph Developer: Microsoft Graph API fails with error RESTAPINotEnabledForComponentSharedMailbox

One of my customer tried accessing the Graph/REST API call using Microsoft Graph API in their mailbox and they get error “RESTAPINotEnabledForComponentSharedMailbox”. It worked for their couple of other mailboxes, but failed for this given mailbox. Their error stack (detailed one) looked like the following: {     “error”:     {         “code”: “RESTAPINotEnabledForComponentSharedMailbox”,         “message”:…

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Gotchas – Microsoft Graph/Outlook REST API throttling, best practices

In recent times, I was working with this customer where they make Graph API calls, Say, GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users/YYY@XXX.onmicrosoft.com/mailFolders/inbox/messages?$skip=0&$top=30&$select=bodypreview,categories,conversationid,from,hasattachments,id,isdraft,isread,lastmodifieddatetime,parentfolderid,receiveddatetime,replyto,sender,sentdatetime,subject,torecipients and few other GET (read operations of mail folders/single item handles specifically) and few POST/PATCH calls. They noticed, once the throttling threshold is exceeded, Microsoft Graph limits any further requests from that client for a period of…

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Azure/Office 365 Graph API developer: RefreshToken, AccessToken, IdentityToken

These are 3 common terms (Refresh Token, Access Token, Identity Token) in Azure/Office 365 Graph API Cloud developer world and we get tons of queries on this. So let me try to explain them in simple terms … Access Token:- The access token is attached to every REST API request in the authorization header. -…

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Programmatically created email with attachment shows fields garbled

In recent times I was working with this developer customer. They created a custom application using Outlook Object Model (OOM) API – their app tries to create a new message programmatically with attachments. They notice the newly created items fields (such as the CC, BCC and TO) overlaps or garbled. Based on my tests with…

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Office.js: MakeEWSRequestAsync throws “The request exceeds the 1 MB size limit. Please modify your EWS request”

One of my customer created Outlook Web add-in (Office.js) and when he calls mailbox.makeEwsRequestAsync method. But they got the following error “The request exceeds the 1 MB size limit. Please modify your EWS request”. At the app level, the developer is making the call from web add-in to create a mail item in drafts folder…


Developer: Office 365 APIs and Mobile App Development

Office 365 is built on a mobile-first strategy. Office runs on almost any device these days, so why not your own custom applications? In this session, find out how you can build powerful Office 365 connected applications for any mobile platform. Hope this helps.


Azure Developer – Now Service Fabric is going open source

Yes, that’s right – Now Service Fabric is going open Source and it was announced by Service Fabric team. Please refer our earlier blogpost regarding the same.  Service Fabric is going open source under the MIT license and over the coming months we will be transitioning to a completely open development process on GitHub. Also…


Office Developer: Difference between Office Web addin vs COM/VSTO addin

COM or VSTO add-ins are earlier Office integration solutions that run only on Office for Windows. The major difference what you see is that COM addins will be running in the user device or in the Office Client. The new Office Add-ins don’t involve code that runs on the user’s device or in the Office…


Developer Guidance: Which endpoint should i use Microsoft Graph API or Outlook REST API?

With reference to what i blogged earlier, i get similar queries from app developers to choose Microsoft Graph API or Outlook REST API endpoints when they develop application related to Outlook APIs. Microsoft recommends using the Microsoft Graph API whenever possible. – The Microsoft Graph APIs include more features than just Outlook-related APIs, including OneDrive…


Office 365 Developer–Outlook actionable messages

In this video training, learn how to transform your workflows into actionable messages to engage with your users and make them more productive! Whether you are filling out a survey, approving an expense report, or updating a CRM sales opportunity, Actionable Messages enable you to take quick actions right from within Outlook and Teams. Developers…


Developer: How to use Github for Windows users?

If you’re a Developer who is curious about Git and GitHub, be sure to check out this GitHub training. Join experts Briana Swift and Jeremy Foster for a look at basic Git and GitHub concepts, and see why millions of Developers use the fast and flexible dev process fostered by GitHub. Take a look at…

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Support policy statement for Microsoft Graph

As new versions of the Microsoft Graph REST APIs and Microsoft Graph SDKs are released, earlier versions will be retired. Microsoft will declare a version as deprecated at least 24 months in advance of retiring an API or an SDK. So Microsoft Graph too follows the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. When we increment the major version…

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