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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Using SignalR to communicate between an App for Office and Popups

Apps for Office are a powerful and flexible way to extend Office across all the new Office form factors (browser, PC, phone). Apps for Office come in many sizes/shapes (Mail Apps, Compose Apps, Task Pane Apps, Content Apps). Although users can resize apps for Office, they will typically launch in a default dimension that developers…

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Building Apps with the new Power BI APIs

Last month, Microsoft unveiled the new and improved Power BI, a cloud-based business analytics service for non-technical business users. The new Power BI is available for preview in the US. It has amazing new (HTML5) visuals, data sources, mobile applications, and developer APIs. This post will focus on the new Power BI APIs and how…

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Getting started with Bootstrap and AngularJS (for the SharePoint Developer)

Over past few months I’ve traveled the world talking to developers about building applications with Office 365. One of my favorite topics is building apps with Bootstrap and AngularJS. I like this topic because it illustrates the “new” Microsoft and our commitment to open source technologies. Bootstrap and AngularJS are wildly popular frameworks and we…

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Developing Native iOS Apps using the Office 365 SDK for iOS

Several months ago I authored a post on Developing iOS Apps with Azure and Office 365 APIs. In that post, I leveraged the Azure AD Authentication Library (ADAL) for iOS to authenticate and get resource-specific access tokens for Office 365 data retrieval. At the time of the post, performing REST queries and parsing results was…

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