Office 365 Dev Tip - Getting all Apps from your Tenant App Catalog using the Office 365 (CSOM) API

Office 365 Dev Tip - Getting all Apps from your Tenant App Catalog using the Office 365 (CSOM) API

Here’s another quick-tip when working with Office 365 dev / SharePoint Online CSOM. A lot of people have asked me by e-mail, comments and twitter on how to get information about their apps in their tenants programmatically. With that, I thought it’d be fun to post another code snippet with details on how to retrieve information about your Apps in your SharePoint Online tenant. Pre-requisites In order to run the code in the snippet you should already have: Installed the SharePoint Online CSOM NuGet into your Visual Studio project Installed the Office 365 Patterns and Practices NuGet into your…

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Office 365 Dev Tip - Retrieve all tenant-level WebTemplates in your Office 365 tenant using CSOM

Office 365 Dev Tip - Retrieve all tenant-level WebTemplates in your Office 365 tenant using CSOM

Here’s another simple and quick tip for Office 365 dev (with SharePoint Online). In this post I’ll simply show how you can easily get the Tenant-level Web Templates and information about then. In recent weeks, this topic has been cause of many discussions I’ve had with people who have been asking about Office 365 and CSOM. Since I think it’ll be easier to just show once here instead of replying uniquely to those e-mails, let’s just get to the code and see how you can do this. Pre-requisites In order to run the code in…

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Highlights from the recent announcements at BUILD 2015

Highlights from the recent announcements at BUILD 2015

With the BUILD 2015 conference last week we got a load of announcements from Microsoft. Some entirely new information and some redundant information from previous announcements. In this post I’ll highlight the things I consider to be the most inspiring and forward announcements of the BUILD 2015 conference. Office / Office 365 / SharePoint The Microsoft Ignite conference happens this week. Most of the Office / Office 365 / SharePoint announcements will happen there – keep an eye out for a new recap post of that later this week. From BUILD however, a few things were announced. SharePoint Apps are now called Add-ins Yup,…

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Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference in May 2015–A free online conference

Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference in May 2015–A free online conference

There’s a lot of conferences happening right now. Last week was Build, this week is Ignite – in only 10 days it’s time for the “2015 Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference” which is a free event to join online. This is called the MVP Virtual Conference. Highlights When: May 14-15 @ 08:00 – 18:00 Pacific Time 95 sessions Tracks: - IT-Pros Developers Consumers Free event Join virtually (online) Some harcore cool sessions will be presented Social Media: - #MVPvConf will be used for tagging Communicate directly with the Microsoft MVP program via @MVPAward As Microsoft themselves put it The MVP…

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Office 365 API Sandbox - Learn how to use the API's with your own tenant data!

Office 365 API Sandbox - Learn how to use the API's with your own tenant data!

Post updated 2015-02-25 to include support for C# Up until recently I’ve been using a lot of browser extensions and client-side tools for running test-queries and sample-code toward real data or developer-data in our tenants using the REST API in Office 365. While tools like Advanced REST for Chrome are awesome, Microsoft has recently released the “API Sandbox” for Office 365 which essentially gives you a way to directly write code in the browser and test it – either using sample data or using your real tenant. Getting started with the API Sandbox First, you’ll head on to https:…

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Microsoft releases the Office 365 roadmap - and keeps it up to date

Microsoft releases the Office 365 roadmap - and keeps it up to date

In recent discussions with clients regarding feature availability in Office 365, it became apparent that we ("we" meaning customers with a subscription in Office 365) lacked a public roadmap for features being incorporated into the plan for future releases of the services. It is with great pleasure I’ve learnt that Microsoft has finally created an Office 365 roadmap which will be updated as new features gets scoped for development and roll-out. Roadmap overview As quoted from the Microsoft Office 365 roadmap site: The Office 365 for business roadmap lists updates that are currently planned for applicable subscribers.…

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Getting started with Office 365 development - Part 3 - Building a sample Web Forms application that integrates with Office 365

Getting started with Office 365 development - Part 3 - Building a sample Web Forms application that integrates with Office 365

This article is part of a series about “Getting started with Office 365 development”. Part 1 – Setting up your environment Part 2 – Communicate with the Exchange REST API Part 3 – Building a sample Web Forms application that integrated with Office 365 Part 4 – From development to production: Publish your app to Windows Azure Web Sites Over a discussion a few days back someone asked if there weren’t any API’s for working with Web Forms instead of only MVC. The preview tools were previously only targeting MVC, Win Phone 8 and Windows 8 apps but have now been updated…

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Getting started with Office 365 development - Part 2 - Communicate with the Exchange REST API

Getting started with Office 365 development - Part 2 - Communicate with the Exchange REST API

This article is part of a series about “Getting started with Office 365 development”. Part 1 – Setting up your environment Part 2 – Communicate with the Exchange REST API Part 3 – Building a sample Web Forms application that integrated with Office 365 Part 4 – From development to production: Publish your app to Windows Azure Web Sites In this article we will take a quick look at how you can get started with constructing your own queries to fetch information from Exchange Online hosted in your Office 365 subscription. We will take a look at how you can dig into the REST…

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