SharePoint PnP Webcast – Consuming SharePoint Online via the Microsoft Graph

In this PnP Webcast, we concentrated on available actions or operations in the Microsoft Graph towards SharePoint Online. SharePoint has a massive API surface, but the most common operations are also exposed from the Microsoft Graph so that you can also easily access SharePoint operations through this one unified end-point. Microsoft Graph standardizes operations cross different services by exposing the actions and methods through unified end-point without the need to understand product specific APIs. 

Presentation covers following discussion points:

  • What are the available actions or APIs exposed in Microsoft Graph towards SharePoint Online?
  • How to consume the API?

Webcast demo shows following things:

  • Using Fiddler to demonstrate the API usage
  • App permissions for the used Azure AD application
  • Getting access token from the Azure AD for your HTTP requests
  • Graph URL structure for accessing information of a site 
  • Accessing lists on a specific site using Microsoft Graph requests
  • Creating a new list to a site using Microsoft Graph 
  • A quick look at sample MVC application for demonstrating Microsoft Graph operations towards SharePoint Online

Webcast presenters: Paolo PialorsiVesa Juvonen

The presentation used in this webcast is available from new PnP SlideShare locations at https://www.slideshare.net/SharePointPnP.

Video on YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources on the covered topics.

Notice. ASP.NET MVC sample demonstrated in the webcast is not yet available in the GitHub, but will be released soon.

What is SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and Practices

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. The majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release a new webcast weekly or bi-weekly with few slides and a live demo of the covered topic. All webcasts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references to the existing materials.

PnP is a community-driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning's around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen in our GitHub repositories under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open to anyone from the community. Download invite from http://aka.ms/SPPnP-Call

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full-time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning's for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently, the program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point, we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft - 12th of March 2018