Microsoft Authentication Library Preview

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in #Azure, #Office365Dev | 9 comments

What is MSAL? Recently, we announced MSAL – the Microsoft Authentication Library. This is the unified library to deal with authentication, across the different identity platforms provided by Microsoft. This includes Microsoft Accounts, Azure AD and Azure AD B2C. With this brand new library, you are able to leverage our investments into the authentication space – with a streamlined and unified programming model. You no longer have to learn and maintain different code bases for integrating with each identity platform. In addition,...

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Deploy Office add-ins with the new Admin Center

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in #Office365Dev | 0 comments

If you didn’t know, there’s a new Admin Center for Office 365. As of this blog post, it is still a preview. If you would like to learn more about this new preview, and start using it – head over to the official announcement: https://blogs.office.com/2016/03/04/announcing-the-new-office-365-admin-center/ In this post, we will focus on one thing: the new deployment mechanism for Office add-ins. In the past, we’ve been able to deploy Office add-ins using a SharePoint App Catalog and other techniques – but now, we...

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Outlook Task REST API: Get organized!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in #Office365Dev | 0 comments

What is the Outlook Task REST API? If you want to be able to integrate with the millions of users in the Outlook services, the Outlook REST APIs (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/office365/api/api-catalog) is a great way for doing so. The Outlook REST APIs combines multiple REST APIs into a single endpoint, giving you the ability to take advantage of all the data and intelligence in the Outlook space, across the Office 365 service and Outlook.com. One of these REST APIs is the Outlook Task REST API, which lets you create, read,...

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Let’s have a dialog about the Dialog API

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in #Office365Dev | 19 comments

It is finally here… the Dialog API! If you have ever built an Office add-in and dealt with authentication, pickers or something of that sort; I’m sure you will understand how great this is. But it’s not just for authentication, with the new Dialog API – we can build some pretty brilliant experiences. This is great from a user experience standpoint – as we now have another surface area to work with, within the development space of Office add-ins. In this post, I will introduce you to this brand new API with a...

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So //BUILD/ is over – what happened?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in #Office365Dev | 0 comments

Back home from the //BUILD/ conference! As for #Office365Dev – let’s go over what actually happened. The keynote featured some announcements, but we released many more features and updates during these days.  In this blog post, I will lightly cover some of the highlights of what we announced at //BUILD/. Office Add-ins for Mac As we are working on getting Office add-ins running on the available platforms – we now have the Mac ecosystem joining the family. This means that your new and existing Office add-ins will soon be...

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Get going objectively with the Microsoft Graph SDK for iOS

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in #iOSDev, #Office365Dev | 0 comments

If you haven’t heard, there is an easy way to call a great amount of Microsoft APIs – using one single endpoint. This endpoint, so called the Microsoft Graph (https://graph.microsoft.io/) lets you access everything from data, to intelligence and insights powered by the Microsoft cloud. No longer will you need to keep track of different endpoints and separate tokens in your solutions – how great is that? This post is an introductory part of getting started with the Microsoft Graph. For changes in the Microsoft Graph, head to:...

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Get going swiftly with the Microsoft Graph SDK for iOS

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in #iOSDev, #Office365Dev | 0 comments

If you haven’t heard, there is an easy way to call a great amount of Microsoft APIs – using one single endpoint. This endpoint, so called the Microsoft Graph (https://graph.microsoft.io/) lets you access everything from data, to intelligence and insights powered by the Microsoft cloud. No longer will you need to keep track of different endpoints and separate tokens in your solutions – how great is that? This post is an introductory part of getting started with the Microsoft Graph. For changes in the Microsoft Graph, head to:...

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Build a beautiful single sign-on experience in an Outlook add-in

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in #Office365Dev | 0 comments

With the new application model for Office comes a brand new way of extending Office with your own functionality – using the tools and dev stacks that we already know and love. In mail add-ins, we have access to a great functionality within the APIs to get an identity token. This identity token represents the Office 365 user and is key when it comes to building a single sign-on experience for your users. If you would like to learn more about what’s inside the identity token – head to:...

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Create a compose mode mail add-in for Outlook

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in #Office365Dev | 0 comments

With the new application model for Office comes a brand new way of extending Office with your own functionality – using the tools and dev stacks that we already know and love. This blog post demonstrates a few different ways to interact with the Office context. Setting different properties of a mailbox item (message or appointment) in compose mode. In addition, Different styles and components from the Office UI Fabric library are used throughout this Office add-in. The objective is to get familiar with some of the possiblities that we...

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Create a read mode mail add-in for Outlook

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in #Office365Dev | 0 comments

With the new application model for Office comes a brand new way of extending Office with your own functionality – using the tools and dev stacks that we already know and love. This blog post demonstrates a few different ways to interact with the Office context. Accessing different types of data for a mailbox item (message or appointment) in read mode. In addition, Different styles and components from the Office UI Fabric library are used throughout this Office add-in. The objective is to get familiar with some of the possiblities that...

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