Adding Office 365 Connectors from a Mobile App

Office 365 Connectors are a powerful way to aggregate group information and content into one place (regardless of the source). Third parties can use connectors to send useful information and content into Office 365 Groups where users can have conversations, collaborate, and take action on that third party data. Developers can leverage the Connectors Developer Dashboard…

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Using OneDrive and Excel APIs in the Microsoft Graph for App Storage

The Microsoft Graph is constantly evolving with new and powerful endpoints. If you want a glimpse into current engineering investments and future of the Graph, take a look at the latest developments on beta branch. One of the beta endpoints I’m particularly excited for is the new Excel APIs. The Excel APIs allow you to perform advanced manipulations…

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Angular 2.0 and the Microsoft Graph

Yesterday, the AngularJS Team announced the official beta release of Angular 2. The beta milestone is a significant achievement that should motivate developers to give Angular 2 a serious consideration for new web/mobile projects. Besides getting ready for primetime, Angular 2 offers some significant improvements over Angular 1 (just read here). In this post, I’ll…

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Building File Handler Add-ins for Office 365

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of file handler add-ins for Office 365. This add-in type enables Office 365 customers to implement custom icons, previews and editors for specific file extensions in SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Outlook Web App (OWA). In this post, I’ll outline a solution for creating a file handler add-in…

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Building Office 365 Applications with Node.js and the Azure AD v2 app model

Earlier today I authored a post on the new Azure AD v2 app model that converges the developer experience across consumer and commercial applications. The post outlines the key differences in the v2 app model and illustrates how to perform a manual OAuth flow with it. Most developers won’t have to perform this manual flow,…

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Working with the converged Azure AD v2 app model

Microsoft recently announced the public preview of a new application model that offers a unified developer experience across Microsoft consumer and commercial services. This is so significant it is being called the “V2” application model. Why is it so significant? Now a single application definition and OAuth flow can be used for consumer services (ex:…

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Connecting to Office 365 from an Office Add-in

Earlier in the year, I authored a post on Connecting to SharePoint from an Office add-in. In that post, I illustrated 5 approaches that were largely specific to SharePoint. However, the last pattern connected to SharePoint using the Office 365 APIs. SharePoint is one of many powerful services exposed through the Office 365 APIs. In…

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Connecting to Office 365 APIs from a Windows 10 UWP

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably heard that Microsoft released Windows 10 last week. For app developers, Windows 10 and the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) realizes a vision of write-once run on any Windows device (desktop, tablet, mobile). In this post, I’ll illustrate how to build a Windows 10 UWP…

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Performing app-only operations on SharePoint Online through Azure AD

As all the shock and aw announcements were made this week at //build, Microsoft quietly turned on the ability to make app-only calls into SharePoint Online using Azure AD. The enables a whole new variety of scenarios that SharePoint Online and ACS couldn’t alone deliver (such as leveraging multiple services secured by Azure AD). It…

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Next Generation Office 365 Development with APIs and Add-ins

This week at //build, Microsoft made a number of exciting announcements regarding Office 365 development. If you haven’t had a chance, I highly encourage you to watch the foundational keynote that Jeremy Thake and Rob Lefferts delivered on the opening day…it was epic. In the months leading up to //build, I had the pleasure of…

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