Today we are announcing the start of the “Microsoft Graph Mailbag” blog series, where we’ll share insights, lessons learned, and useful samples for working with Microsoft Graph and related services. Our team of content authors and reviewers will publish 2 posts per month (2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month) on the Microsoft Graph blog. Each post will take 5-10 minutes to read. In the longer term we will accept suggested topics from the community, but we are primarily focusing on internally sourced topics for the first few months.
Please be sure to follow this blog series using https://aka.ms/MSGraphMailbag or with RSS using https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/blogs/feed/?tag=MSGraphMailbag.
Why is it called “Microsoft Graph Mailbag”?
Over the past decades the term “mailbag” has been used by various sources as a way for readers to submit questions / topics / etc. that the author(s) reads and then selects 1+ to answer on a regular schedule. At the start of this blog series, we will use Microsoft Graph related questions and topics that have come up in discussions with the many partners, customers, and developers that we interact with on a daily basis. Rather than limiting the outcomes to those 1:1 conversations to just those interactions, we think it’s really valuable to share them out as broadly as possible.
Who are we?
Our initial set of authors come from the Microsoft Graph Customer and Partner Experience (CPx) team, Microsoft 365 Cloud Developer Advocates, Customer Engineers, and more.
What do I need to know?
In preparation for the blog series it is recommended to have a 100-200 level knowledge of Microsoft Graph, but that is not a requirement. Here are some resources to help you get started:
Microsoft Graph Documentation-https://aka.ms/Graph
Microsoft Graph Tutorials-https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/tutorials
30 Days of Microsoft Graph blog series-https://aka.ms/30DaysMSGraph
Lap Around Microsoft Graph Toolkit-https://aka.ms/MGTLap
M365 developer learning paths-https://aka.ms/m365devtraining
Build apps with Microsoft Graph – Associate (learning path)-https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/paths/m365-msgraph-associate
Get started with Microsoft Graph (Quick Starts)-https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/get-started
Additionally, it is recommended to install or have the following available:
- Graph Explorer (test Microsoft Graph requests in browser)
- Postman (API Development Environment)
- Microsoft 365 tenant (non-production with admin access preferred)
- Join the Microsoft 365 Developer Program to get a free, renewable E5 developer subscription
This series will cover a wide range of developer, admin, and end user topics but you do not need to read every single post. If a set of posts are published as part of a combined set, we will make sure the posts are linked together. Lastly, we will share out details for submitting suggestions once we’re ready to work on that part of the project.
If you’d like to share this blog series with others, please use the short-link https://aka.ms/MSGraphMailbag and the hashtag #MSGraphMailbag. You can also follow all Microsoft Graph blog posts (including this series) using the RSS feed https://aka.ms/GraphBlogRSS. We look forward to you joining us on this blog series.