Visual Studio Updates for Office 365 APIs Tools

As we recently detailed on the Office Developer blog, we are making it simpler and easier for developers to connect to Office 365 through the Microsoft Graph. For Visual Studio developers currently using the Office 365 API Tools to create applications, you should plan to transition your apps to use Microsoft Graph to access Office 365 data directly.

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You can use the Microsoft Graph Quick Start Guide to learn the quickest way to get started with Microsoft Graph for the platform of your choice. Or, you can use Office 365 Connected Services docs for Microsoft Graph if you have Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.3 or later) installed. If your app requires SharePoint APIs that are not yet available in Microsoft Graph, update your code to use Microsoft Graph to discover your service endpoints.

As a reminder, starting January 10th, 2018, new apps will not be able to use on Office 365 Discovery Service. Existing apps can continue to use the service until November 1st, 2019. From November 1st, 2019 onward, the Office 365 discovery service will be fully decommissioned, and no apps will be able to use the service anymore. For Outlook v1.0 endpoint, on November 1st, 2019, we will decommission the Outlook REST API v1.0 in order to transition to Microsoft Graph and Outlook REST API v2.0.

We are here to help. If you have questions, please let us know via Stack Overflow with the [MicrosoftGraph] tag.

Keyur Patel, Senior Program Manager, Office Platform team.

Keyur is focused on building great experiences for developers across Office and the Microsoft Graph.