How to Setup Teams & Microsoft 365 for Streamlined Knowledge Sharing Sessions (aka Lunch & Learn or Brown Bag)

Knowledge Sharing Sessions If you've found this article then you are probably familiar with the term Brown Bag sessions (or one of the other creative names used for these types of meetings). Typically these are small group, informal training and learning sessions where each session focuses on a particular topic with the aim to share... Continue Reading →

How to use the Microsoft Graph SDK Chaos Handler to Simulate Graph API Errors

So you've developed your application using the Microsoft Graph SDK, you are making calls to the Graph API and things are looking great. Being an awesome developer, you want to make sure that your application can handle any errors that the Graph API might throw at you. The first challenge is trying to figure out... Continue Reading →

Simulating 429 Throttling in Microsoft Graph API (SharePoint/OneDrive workloads)

Developing and testing your error handling code is really important to ensure the end product is resilient. I've always found this area to be a bit of a minefield when developing against SharePoint and more recently the Microsoft Graph API. I usually resort to using some software that intercepts the calls being made (e.g. Fiddler)... Continue Reading →

Simplify taking meeting notes using native OneNote/Outlook integration

This isn't new functionality of OneNote/Outlook but I've just re-discovered it. I'd been using the 'modern' OneNote (Win 10 App that you could get from Windows Store). This once represented the future of OneNote until Microsoft changed direction and re-stated that future investment would be in the original desktop version of OneNote. I've now taken... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Graph Learn Together Event – Join Our APAC Watch Party

What is this event? The Microsoft Graph team (the people that actually make the Graph API) are running a 2hr live streamed event on Learn TV targeted at developers wanting to learn how to build apps using the Microsoft Graph and expedite their journey. Microsoft is running this live stream twice to accommodate different time... Continue Reading →

Outlook Add-in Roaming Settings Behaviour and Shared Mailboxes

Roaming Settings are a feature of the Office Add-in Model (Office.js) and provide a persisted storage object that your add-in can use. The Office Add-in model takes care of storing the settings and making them available as users move onto different devices or different hosts (Desktop Outlook vs Web Browser for example). This works as... Continue Reading →

Here’s where the Office Add-in manifest files are cached locally for Desktop Office Apps

When a user acquires an Office Add-in from the store (for Windows Desktop version of Office), a copy of the add-in manifest file is cached locally. Often during troubleshooting it is helpful to be able to verify exactly which version of the manifest is being used, or even inspect the content of the manifest file.... Continue Reading →

How to install or upgrade to the latest Office Yeoman Generator (Yo Office)

I find the easiest way to create (scaffold) a new Office Add-in (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is to use the Office Yeoman Generator (Yo Office). This is really using 2 things. Firstly its using a tool called Yeoman, which is a generic scaffolding tool (nothing to do with Microsoft or Office). It's the Yo in... Continue Reading →

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