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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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2016-08-30
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


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.

Author Biography

Paolo Pialors i is a consultant, trainer, conference speaker, and author who specializes in developing Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint–based enterprise solutions. Paolo works in a company of his own (www.piasys.com) and has a great deal of experience on Office 365 and SharePoint, and he is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master – Charter SharePoint, as well as a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP. He is also a regular speaker at international IT conferences. He has spoken at Microsoft TechEd Europe, the European SharePoint Conference, the SharePoint Conference in the United States, and many other IT conferences worldwide.

Paolo is the author of many Microsoft Press books about .NET, Windows 8, SharePoint, and Office 365. His latest books include Programming Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Developer Reference, Build Windows 8 Apps with Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic Step by Step, and Programming Microsoft LINQ in Microsoft .NET 4.0. He has also written some Italian-language books about .NET, XML, and Web Services.

In 2014, he was Co-Programme Chair of the European SharePoint Conference. Since January 2015, Paolo has been a proud member of the Office 365 Developers Patterns & Practices Core Team (http://aka.ms/OfficeDevPnP).

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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