[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…


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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Video: Creating apps using Microsoft Graph & Visual Studio 2017

In this video, Michael Mainer, Senior Community Engineer talks about how you can connect Microsoft Graph with latest Visual Studio 2017. You will learn how to use the Microsoft Graph API SDK for .NET to build your next integration with Office 365, including an updated Visual Studio experience. Hope this helps.


Dev Update: Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 & Windows SDK for Windows 10

Are you the developer who downloaded/use Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 which we released last week? If yes, the there is no need to install the Windows SDK for Windows 10 – it’s already included in it. If you are using a different development environment than Visual Studio 2015, you can download a standalone Windows…

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Dev Kids: Download Small Basic 1.2

We are excited to announce that a new version of Small Basic is now available with some cool new Kinect objects, language improvements, and bug fixes.  If you don’t know, Small Basic is Microsoft’s free BASIC programming environment for kids and is part of a family of easy-to-use free coding tools for kids that includes…


Looking for Visual Studio 2015 SDK download… wait, read this first?

As you know now Visual Studio 2015 is RTM-ed and you have started to use it for building applications. Recently I came across a query from a developer, from where they can download Visual Studio 2015 SDK – as they used it to create tool windows, menu commands, editor extensions, isolated shell projects, and other…

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Microsoft Ignite 2015 – Office 365 Development Session : Get Your Hands Dirty with the Office 365 RESTful APIs

I love this great session presented by Rob Howard; this session dives into the available scenarios when using the OneDrive for Business, Calendar, Mail, Contacts and Sites services in the Office 365 APIs. These Office 365 APIs can be called by any standalone web app or mobile device app. There are built in Visual Studio…


Download: .Net Universe 2013 Poster

You can download the .Net Universe 2013 poster. This Poster showing the main .NET SDKs, libraries and packages classified by application type and package type (NuGet, official support, etc.). This poster shows how the trends are changing in .NET as we´re moving from a single large .NET Framework to a more loosely coupled and autonomous…

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Download: Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.2.1

Now, you can download the latest Exchange Web Services (EWS) Managed API 1.2.1 (version 14.03.0067.001) @ two flavors – 64-bit, 32-bit. It provides a managed interface for developing client applications that use Exchange Web Services.  The latest EWS Managed API 1.2.1 includes new Exchange Web Services (EWS) client logging features for Exchange Online as part…


Update: Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 available for download

The Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update is now available for your download. It enables Windows Phone developers to do two things: Develop apps that work well on the new 256 MB devices Use the WPSDK 7.1 to develop on machines running Windows 8 The 7.1.1 Update is really just that – it’s an update to…


Here it comes…Kinect for Windows SDK

Here it comes… Kinect for Windows. You can use the power of Kinect to change the world. Kinect has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment. Now, Kinect for Windows offers the potential to transform how people interact with computers and Windows-embedded devices in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, retail, transportation, and beyond….


Developer Hub: Download Windows Phone Developer tools SDK 7.1 (Mango) beta & 7.0

Now you can download the new Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Mango) Beta can be used to develop Applications for both 7.0 and 7.1 version of Windows Phone OS releases.  You can experiment with the latest tools release for Windows Phone. WPDT 7.1 Beta provides the tooling necessary to target the upcoming Windows Phone OS…

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MIX 11: Hardware-accelerated HTML5, IE9 & Mango

Last March 2010 @ MIX 10, we (MS) announced Hardware-Accelerated HTML5, Pushes Boundaries on Web and Cloud Development. Also MS released first platform preview for Windows Internet Explorer 9, highlights commitments to jQuery, OData, expanded support for HTML5, hardware-accelerated graphics and text, and a new JavaScript engine. Together these allow developers to use the same…


How to:Get MAPI Header and library files

Want to get and install MAPI header and library files? MAPI header and library files are included as part of the Microsoft Windows SDK. Once you have installed Microsoft Windows SDK, you can access MAPI header files by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. Before you can install MAPI header and library files, make sure that…


Zune Software: Installation failed with error code 0x80070643

Recently I tried to install Zune Software in my PC, encountered installation failed with the error code: 0x80070643 and message “Setup must stop because the required package ‘Zune"’ didn’t install. Done research and found the following Microsoft support knowledge base article – states that “A required component cannot be installed when you try to install…

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