App Folders and the new JavaScript picker

We’ve had a busy month of March working on improving the OneDrive API. Today we launched two new platform features to make using OneDrive in your apps easier: App Folders – Request access only to a special folder for your application in OneDrive. Store files in OneDrive without requesting permission to access an entire drive. JavaScript…


Using onedrive-explorer-win sample SDK with store apps

A couple of folks have asked me recently how they can use the sample SDK in the onedrive-explorer-win project inside a Windows Store app. Since Store apps handle authentication differently and don’t depend on OAuth. I’ve created a gist to show how you can use the Windows Store APIs to get an access token and…


New OneDrive API

For the last several months I’ve been working closely with a number of engineers to build a new OneDrive API. For those of you who have built apps with OneDrive in the past, you know that Live SDK provided basic access to OneDrive but was often lacking if you wanted to accomplish more advanced scenarios…


Easy MSA OAuth in Windows Forms

Sometimes when you want to quickly demo something, writing a quick Windows Form app is the easiest thing to do. It’s not the “modern” way to write software, but if you’re just trying something out it’s easier to get bits running. To that end, I’ve been writing a number of little apps to test various…


I’m back

After a four year break, I’m back in the developer space. However, instead of Outlook I’ve moved to the OneDrive team. Over time I’ll be blogging about developing using Live Connect, Live SDK, and the various other OneDrive APIs available. Look for more details in upcoming posts!


Office 2010 Released to Manufacturing!

On Friday we signed off on all of the Office 2010 products, including Outlook 2010 and have released them to manufacturing! A journey we started 3.5 years ago is complete! Outlook 2010 is the best version of Outlook ever, including a number of great new features and some exciting platform changes as well. Stop by…

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Outlook Social Connector and Developers

Hopefully you caught the news yesterday at PDC09 that Microsoft Office 2010 beta is now available for download! One of the cool new features added in the beta for Outlook 2010 is the Outlook Social Connector, which connects social network data into Outlook and displays relevant information to you based on the current context. This…

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Additional Shutdown Changes for Outlook 2010 Beta

As part of Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 SP2, the Outlook team has taken a new and harder stance on performance. We strived to make these versions of Outlook the fastest, most performant versions released. To accomplish this, we’ve been making some significant changes to the way Outlook works across the board and in shutdown…

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Application Shutdown Changes in Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2 Beta

As part of the performance improvements we’ve made for Outlook 2007 SP2 beta, we’ve changed the way Outlook manages the lifecycle of the application. In the past, Outlook followed the best practices for Component Object Model (COM) servers and allowed clients of the Outlook server to control the lifecycle of Outlook. This caused a significant…

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Use the Right Events for the Right Cases

One of the problems I often hear about from Outlook developers is that the sequencing of a particular event isn’t ideal for what they are trying to do. While sometimes this can be a hole in the Outlook platform, more often than not it’s because the developer isn’t using the best event for the scenario…

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