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Programming Microsoft Office 365 (includes Current Book Service): Covers Microsoft Graph, Office 365 applications, SharePoint Add-ins, Office 365 Groups, and more


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  • Comprehensive coverage for developers: Office 365, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, .NET, new REST
  • PIs, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, and Visual Studio 2015
  • Includes coverage of brand-new products such as Microsoft Delve and Office Graph
  • Teaches through practical, real-life examples and scenarios, walking you through building a complete solution from start to finish


  • Copyright 2017
  • Pages: 416
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 1-5093-0091-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-5093-0091-4

Leverage Office 365 data and services in powerful custom solutions

Learn how to develop custom solutions that access and interact with Office 365 data from your own apps on practically any mobile, web, or desktop platform. Paolo Pialorsi offers practical, code-rich coverage of every key aspect of Office 365 development, walking you through building a complete start-to-finish solution. You’ll learn how to use the new Microsoft Graph API to integrate users’ mail, calendars, contacts, groups, files, folders, and more. Leveraging Microsoft APIs at the REST level, you’ll discover how to create Office 365 solutions for Windows

Universal, iOS, or Android devices and target nearly any other modern platform.

Top Microsoft developer Paolo Pialorsi shows you how to

  • Understand the Office 365 ecosystem from functional and developer perspectives
  • Set up your Office 365 development environment
  • Develop Office 365 applications, Office Add-ins, and SharePoint Add-ins
  • Invoke Microsoft Graph API endpoints from any platform via bare HTTP requests
  • Authenticate users against online tenants with Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Use Mail services to manage Microsoft Exchange Online mailboxes
  • Browse, create, update, and manage Office 365 Groups
  • Use File services to consume and manage files on Microsoft OneDrive for Business
  • Make the most of the Microsoft Graph SDK for .NET
  • Manage common tasks via the SharePoint REST API
  • Create and publish Office 365 applications and add-ins
In addition, this book is part of the Current Book Service from Microsoft Press. Books in this program will receive periodic updates to address significant software changes for 12 to 18 months following the original publication date via a free Web Edition. Learn more at https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/cbs.



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Table of Contents


Part I                Getting started

Chapter 1 Microsoft Office 365: A quick tour                                                                     

What is Microsoft Office 365?

Licensing and subscription plans

Administration in Office 365

Chapter 2 Overview of Office 365 development  

Setting up your development environment

Office 365 applications development

SharePoint online development

Office client development

Part II               Office 365 programming model

Chapter 3 Microsoft Graph API reference                                                                            

What is the Microsoft Graph API?

Consuming users and security groups

Consuming mail, contacts, and calendars

Consuming OneDrive for Business

Working with Office 365 Groups

Chapter 4 Azure Active Directory and security                                                                 

Introducing Azure Active Directory

Configuring apps and services in Azure AD

Understanding OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0

Active Directory Authentication Library

Part III              Consuming Office 365

Chapter 5 Mail, calendar, and contact services                                                                 

Setting up the environment

Mail services

Calendar services

Contact services

Chapter 6 Users and Groups services                                                                                        

Users services

Groups services

Office 365 Groups services

Chapter 7 File services                                                                                                                       

Working with drives, files, and folders

Permissions and sharing

Chapter 8 Microsoft Graph SDK for .NET                                                                                 

Introduction to the Microsoft Graph SDK

Querying resources

 Managing resources

Real-life examples

Chapter 9 SharePoint REST API                                                                                                     

Introducing the REST API

Common REST API usage

Part IV             SharePoint and Office app

Chapter 10 Creating Office 365 applications                                                                          

Solution overview

Creating and registering the Office 365 application

Basic UI elements with Office UI Fabric

Extending and consuming SharePoint Online

Using the Microsoft Graph

Creating asynchronous jobs

Publishing the application on Azure

Office 365 Connectors

Chapter 11 Overview of Office Add-ins                                                                                      

Introducing Office Add-ins

Creating Outlook Add-ins

Office JavaScript APIs

Creating Content and Task Pane Add-ins

Chapter 12 Publishing your applications and add-ins                                                       

Options for publishing add-ins and web applications

Using the Seller Dashboard

Licensing model

Metrics and company profile


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