Developing for Office, Office 365, and SharePoint

OSW06 Microsoft Graph: The Toolkit for Building Modern Business Solutions


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Bill Ayers

Consultant Developer & Solution Architect

Building applications against Office 365 and SharePoint is possible in a number of ways. You can use CSOM, the Office 365 REST endpoints, or the Microsoft Graph. What are the differences? When would you use one rather than the other? And what about the security issues and single sign-on? We'll look at the capabilities of the Microsoft Graph and the way the information is structured and techniques for using it. The Microsoft Graph is the front-end not just for Office 365; it is rapidly becoming the API for the whole of Microsoft 365. This gives us an unprecedented opportunity: building bricks for identity, Insights, devices, SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange and all the other Office 365 services that just snap together to build sophisticated business solutions.

You will learn:

  • The latest capabilities of the Microsoft Graph
  • How to make decisions about the right API to use for each situation
  • How to use APIs to solve business problems