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…


Shortly you can add anyone as guest in Microsoft Teams!!

Yes you heard it right. As we’re starting to roll out, shortly you will see the ability to add anyone with a business or consumer email account, such as Outlook.com, Gmail.com or others, can participate as a guest in Teams with full access to team chats, meetings and files. As you aware previously, anyone with…


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…


Security: Office 365 Information protection for GDPR

If you’re using Microsoft Office 365 then please refer this solution which includes prescriptive recommendations for discovering, classifying, protecting, and monitoring personal data. This solution uses General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an example, but you can apply the same process to achieve compliance with many other regulations as well. In short this solution demonstrates…


Cloud developer guidance: Microsoft Graph or Azure AD Graph?

This is one of the frequent query which i come across. whenever i talked to my app developer customers community. They wanted to know whether they should be using Microsoft Graph (developer.microsoft.com/graph) or Azure AD Graph (graph.windows.net); also i see good number of discussion threads talking the same. In order to conclude this and provide…


Microsoft Graph, Office 365 and .Net Developer

As you aware Microsoft Graph provides a powerful and consistent API for data in Office 365, Azure Active Directory and beyond. With it, you can access key data across organizations. Whether you’re looking to add some simple smarts to your app, like enhanced people pickers or file attachments from OneDrive, or looking to build enterprise…


Office 365 Developer: Using People API with Microsoft Graph v1.0

Microsoft Graph provides access to useful people data. You can use the person resource and the People API to aggregate information about a person from across mail, contacts, and social networks. The results are ordered by their relevance based on multiple communication and collaboration patterns and business relationships. The API lets you browse, sort, select,…

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Part #1 {Office Insider} Gotcha: Be an Office Insider

Good number of my developer customers/ISVs asking about “Microsoft Office Insider”, “what is it” and “where to getting started” – so i am sharing the related info. As you aware that Microsoft Office is available around the world, and we’re continuously hard at work on exclusive monthly upgrades and new features for Office 365 subscribers….

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Redmond Protocol Plugfest 2017

Dear fellow developers and quality assurance engineers / testers, please register/participate in our annual Redmond Interoperability Plugfest 2017. Register here Venue: Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington Date: June 19-23, 2017 Detailed agenda: https://www.interopevents.com/redmond2017 – It’s designed to cover interoperability topics that span Microsoft, including Office, Windows, and SQL. There will be testing, workshops, and great…


Office 365 Developers – Catch up on Outlook APIs in Microsoft Graph

  In Build 2017, i attended good number of sessions virutally, including this one by Venkat Ayyadevara, Program Manager, Outlook EcoSystem about Outlook API’s in Microsoft Graph. In this, you can learn about recent updates in Microsoft Graph for accessing Outlook mail, calendar, contacts and more for millions of commercial and consumer users. You can…


Debug: WebAPI/Web Service fails to hit Load Balancer when called from Outlook add-in

Recently i worked with this app developer, who created a custom Outlook add-in through which they try to make use of custom ASP.Net Web Service/Web API using REST call. This URL works fine from the browser on a machine running the Outlook with the Add-in installed. But it fails with the below error from within…


Video: Understand your Productivity, analytics with Microsoft Office 365 MyAnalytics Outlook add-in

Microsoft Office 365 MyAnalytics Outlook add-in is part of MyAnalytics. MyAnalytics helps you understand how you communicate and spend your time at work.  Now with Microsoft Office 365 MyAnalytics add-in enables executives, managers and workers to focus on what matters most with time and network insights derived from Office 365. Understand time by category, collaboration…


Cloud Developer: Office 365 REST API returns 401 access denied with an error code of “invalid_token”

In recent times i worked with this cloud developer (Azure AD, Office 365 REST API) where they created a custom application. It uses (Calendar, Contact, Mail APIs) to pull items from the specified user mailbox. Intermittently they see “401 Access Denied” followed by error code “invalid_token” from the API. During the investigation, we noticed that…

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