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…


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…


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 Dev: Connecting Microsoft Graph with Visual Studio 2017

If you have connected Microsoft Graph with previous Visual Studio to build application, then you can do the same steps with latest Visual Studio 2017 preview as well. Using Visual Studio, you can now easily configure your projects to access data across Office 365 and Azure Active Directory through the Microsoft Graph. – First you…


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…


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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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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Free access to Microsoft Azure Cloud services, Office 365, EMS, SharePoint & more!!

Microsoft IT Pro Cloud Essentials is a free annual subscription which includes cloud services, education, and support benefits. IT Pro Cloud Essentials provides IT Implementers with hands-on experience, targeted educational opportunities, and access to experts in areas that matter most to increase knowledge and create a path to career advancement. With this you can, -…


Now JSON Support is available in Azure SQL Database (preview)

JSON functionalities are available in Azure SQL Database (preview). You can use new JSON functionalities to integrate Azure SQL Database with other services that exchange data in the JSON format. For more info, you can refer the related documentation. With the new JSON functionalities, you can do the following: Read data from JSON text by…


Azure Dev: Build your cloud powered apps from Visual Studio

Yesterday at //build 2016, we announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Service Fabric (ASF) and updates to the Azure Service Fabric Tools for Visual Studio. You can get started building micro-services using Azure Service Fabric and Visual Studio. The best feature of these tools is they let enable you to create new Service Fabric…