Debug: Graph API throws HTTP 403 with $filter for some users

In recent times, i worked with one of the ISV developer who reported that for some users when they use $filter with Graph API calls throws HTTP 403 – Forbidden. The same call works fine with $filter for most of the users. We chased and found it happens for some users (and not for all…

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App developer guidance – Microsoft Graph API

Well, you might be using Microsoft Graph or Office 365 REST API or Azure AD Graph API’s, where you may see some functionality is not yet available in Microsoft Graph when compared to Office 365 REST APIs or Azure AD Graph APIs. In that case, I would suggest the following guidance: For Office 365, if…

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Graph API : Subscription lifetime changes for Outlook resources

If your application uses user tokens to create subscriptions to Outlook resources, then you need to update your apps as needed to handle this scenario. This only applies to applications that use user tokens to create subscriptions. Applications that use app tokens to create subscriptions are not affected by this change. Existing applications do not…

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Guide: How to do the change management for Office 365 clients?

Daily i come across good number of customers/IT pros where they want to know more about the change management for Office 365 clients, so i am posting the related info here. As you aware the client applications that are included with Office 365 are released regularly with updates that provide new features and functionality together…


Microsoft Graph API developer – Using GetSchedule API to get free/busy availability information

Now you can use the GetSchedule API (when I publish this article, its available in /beta endpoint) to get the free/busy availability information for a collection of users, distributions lists, or resources, for a specified time period. You can use it simply by calling, POST /me/calendar/getSchedule POST /users/{id|userPrincipalName}/calendar/getSchedule Let me play with this API call…

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Download : Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 Public preview

July 24, 2018 we announced the preview build of Exchange Server 2019 and you can download it from here  So you can download, test it, take a look at the Preview and make use of it. For detailed info please refer our EHLO blog post: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2018/07/24/exchange-server-2019-public-preview/ Hope this helps.

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Private preview: Now access the Managed Access to Microsoft Graph Data

Now you can access the Managed Access to Microsoft Graph Data – Yes, you heard it correct. So you can use, Managed Access to Microsoft Graph Data is designed to give administrators new controls over the Office 365 data they provide to application developers who forge insights with that data. It include scenarios for Enterprises…

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[Upcoming changes] Exchange Web Services API for Office 365

Exchange Web Services (EWS) was launched as a part of Microsoft Exchange 2007 as a SOAP based API that allows access to Exchange and Exchange Online data. Starting July 3, 2018, Exchange Web Services (EWS) will no longer receive feature updates. While the service will continue to receive security updates and certain non-security updates, product…


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…


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. -…


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…