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  • Blog Post: Outlook REST API changes to beta endpoint - Part IV

    I wanted to give an update on some more breaking changes that we are making to the Outlook REST API beta endpoint. These changes will be widely deployed over the next few weeks. Scope of collections We are making it consistent across the Outlook REST APIs to return all items of a given type from...
  • Blog Post: Outlook REST API changes to beta endpoint - Part III

    Today we bring you a guest post from Abdelkader Bahgat, a Senior Program Manager with the Outlook team. Enjoy! I wanted to update you all on some more breaking changes that we are making to the Outlook REST API beta endpoint. These changes impact Notifications and Webhooks. They are going to be deployed...
  • Blog Post: Outlook REST API changes to beta endpoint

    We are making a few changes to the Office 365 REST APIs beta endpoint. The changes are being rolled out in pre-prod and production systems and will be widely deployed over the next few weeks. User ID changed The User entity's Id property will start returning a new format: {AAD User Id}@{AAD Tenant...
  • Blog Post: Message Body property will filter unsafe HTML by default

    As part of the Office 365 APIs, the Mail API lets you read, create, and send messages and manage folders in a user's mailbox in Office 365 or Exchange Online. We are making a change in what is returned by default in the Message Body property. By default, we will strip any potentially unsafe HTML...
  • Blog Post: Deprecating the REST API preview endpoint

    As many of you know, the Outlook REST APIs moved from preview to general availability in October 2014. As part of this transition, we are shutting down the old preview endpoint https://outlook.office365.com/ews/odata on October 15th, 2015. You can continue to use the https://outlook.office.com/api/beta...
  • Blog Post: Unified Outlook APIs for Office 365 & Outlook.com are here!

    We are excited to announce Outlook REST APIs for mail, calendar, and contacts now support both Office 365 & Outlook.com! This single REST API endpoint https://outlook.office.com/api combined with a new app registration portal and v2.0 app model announced by the Azure Active Directory team, makes...
  • Blog Post: Check out dev.outlook.com!

    As you can probably tell from announcements we made at BUILD this week like add-ins for Outlook coming to Outlook.com , new features in our REST APIs like web hooks and search, and new ribbon extensibility in the next version of Outlook; we are serious about investing in Outlook, Outlook.com, the Office...
  • Blog Post: Populate your Office 365 Developer Tenant with sample data

    An Office 365 Developer Tenant is a great resource for developing with the Office 365 REST APIs . It gives you a place to register your app, and a user to test against. However, you have to manually add data to your user’s mailbox or OneDrive. Today we’re excited to announce a sample Windows...
  • Blog Post: Ruby gem for Mail, Calendar, and Contacts APIs

    Today I published a new Ruby on Rails sample, the Office 365 VCF Import/Export Sample . It's basically a simple tool that allows a user to export contacts from her Office 365 mailbox to vCard files, or import vCard files into her contacts. But wait, there's more! Instead of implementing the Contacts...
  • Blog Post: Ruby on Rails and Office 365 Tutorial

    I published a quick tutorial on writing your first Office 365 API app using Ruby on Rails . The tutorial takes you from creating a new Rails project to listing the contents of the user's Inbox using the Mail API . I'd love to get feedback on the tutorial. What do you think of the format? Does it go into...
  • Blog Post: Building Daemon or Service Apps with Office 365 Mail, Calendar, and Contacts APIs (OAuth2 client credential flow)

    Device and Web Server applications usually require a user to sign-on and consent to allow the application to access and work with their information in Office 365. The underlying protocol to gain access is based on the OAuth2 authorization code grant flow. I described this a while ago in one of my earlier...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 APIs and Python Part 3: Mail and Calendar API

    This post is the third part of a series of posts chronicling my (mis)adventures learning Python and Django, and using them to integrate with Office 365. This extends the sample app from Part 2 to add CRUD operations with the Mail and Calendar APIs. I had so much fun making part 1 and part 2 of this...
  • Blog Post: OAuth2 in action with the release of Office 365 Calendar, Contacts and Mail

    I bet everyone is equally excited like me to have the Office 365 API out of preview and generally available to start building super cool apps. For those entrepreneurs that worked with us through the preview, my colleague Rohit Agarwal posted a blog that summarizes the changes done to the Calendar, Contacts...
  • Blog Post: Using OAuth2 to access Calendar, Contact and Mail API in Office 365 Exchange Online

    I am excited to announce that finally EWS in Exchange Online as part of Office 365 exposes a RESTful API for Calendar, Contact and Mail that uses OAuth2 for authorization. In this blog I want to briefly describe Exchange's underlying OAuth2 implementation and how to use OAuth2 to access the new Calendar...
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