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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Office Developer: Request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting a 502 error?

In recent times, i was working with this customer where they created an Outlook add-in (Office for Apps/Office.js). They noticed that a request from Office for Apps going to ajax.aspnetcdn.com getting HTTP 502 error. During debugging (network sniffs) we noticed that issue happens that the URLs were blocked by their AV, Proxy Server settings. On…


Training: Advanced Office Add-in Development with Outlook

All of us spend a significant amount of time in email. Want to see how to build custom mail add-ins that can deliver a more productive experience in Outlook? Check out this session, and get ready to make mail better through add-ins. In this session “Advanced Office Add-in Development with Outlook”, you can learn how…


Developer: Learn what’s new with Microsoft Visual C++ @ Ignite 2016

Are you a C++ developer? Then this session is meant for you. As you aware that Microsoft Visual Studio provides the best in class C++ development experience whether you are targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, or IoT. With a good mix of demos and showcase for new C++ experiences, this talk goes over great…


Video: Connecting Drones (UAVs) with Azure Services

Are you a UAV, Drones lover and want to integrate with Azure then this is for you? Interesting post from Microsoft Garage.  In this episode, Guada and Jacob talk about how to connect your UAV to Azure Services. The Drones Garage Show, a showcase produced by the Drones Chapter of the Microsoft Garage. The goal…


Learn, watch, training, sessions @ Microsoft Ignite 2016 Conference

Microsoft Ignite kicked off with Pre-Day Trainings at the Georgia World Congress Center on Sunday, September 25, and concludes the afternoon of Friday,September 30. So leave with best practices, new ideas, practical tactics and a strategic roadmap. Lot of sessions, new announcements @ Microsoft Ignite conference, so don’t miss it. – Watch the ‘live’ sessions…

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Video: Installing, running Microsoft SmallBasic in Azure Cloud @ Azure DevTestLabs

Recently, i created a new Azure VM (virutal machine) in Azure DevTestLabs, tried burning my hands in installing Microsoft SmallBasic version 1.2. Here is the related video:   So it works super fast. Now you’re good to do programming in Azure Cloud as well. All the best for your cloud development. Happy coding!!

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