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New Getting Started flows for Office 365 APIs and Office Add-ins

We are excited to announce some updates to our Getting Started Experiences for Office 365 APIs and Office Add-ins. We've built this from the ground up as our goal is to empower developers to build
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Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices – August 2015 release

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) August 2015 release is out with new contributions from community for the others in the community. This post contains all the details related on what was included with the release and what else has been happening in the PnP world during the past two months, since we skipped July
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Office 365 Groups REST API

I recently did an Office 365 dev podcast with Jeremy and Richard, and they mentioned that I should do a blog on the Office 365 Groups API. Since we launched the preview of the Groups API in May this
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Require.js in SharePoint Online on First Release Tenants

As some of you in the community have noticed, there has been a recent change to the SharePoint Online service that includes Require.js references. Require.js is a JavaScript file and module loader.
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Property Manager Hero Demo version 2 Ships!

We've been working hard on getting v2 of the Property Manager Hero Demo shipped to Github.com. We had a lot of success with v1 of this hero demo. This was demonstrated in our Office 365 kick off
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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 Store App project that will populate data for Office 365 API services such as mail, calendar, contact and files.
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Working with Connected Diagrams Programmatically, part 1

In a previous blog post, we told you about the new Connectivity APIs in Visio 2010 that make it easier for developers to create and to move across a connected diagram. We’ve shown you how to use some of the new APIs to create new connected shapes; this blog will examine techniques for traversing connected diagrams. One of the most useful APIs for analyzing a connected diagram is the Shape.ConnectedShapes method, which allows you to get a reference to the shapes connected to a shape.
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Visio 2010 XML Schema Definition Released

Visio has published the XML Schema Definition (XSD) files for the Microsoft Visio 2010 XML Drawing (.vdx) format. This schema is also known as DatadiagramML. The .XSD files allow developers to better understand the structure of Visio XML documents and design solutions that work with the .VDX file format.
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New Visio 2010 API for Configuring Raster Export

Visio developer typically want to automate the export a diagram as a raster image in the PNG, JPG, BMP, or TIFF format for use in a web page or other applications. In this post, we’ll talk about the additions to the Visio object model that let developers configure each of these raster export settings.
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User Interface Extensibility in Visio 2010

Learn about RibbonX, a XML markup that allows developers to customize the Office UI. It enables 3rd party developers and solution providers to build custom tabs and groups on top of the Ribbon, and target scenarios unique to and optimized for their customers. As Visio adopts the Fluent UI, Visio developers now also have the opportunity to utilize this platform to build and customize Fluent UI to offer users a more discoverable and instructive UI experience.
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Getting to Know Your Neighbors – Quickly

Visio's SpatialNeighbors property is useful for finding shapes that are nearby other shapes or that overlap other shapes. It can be used to programmatically answer the question "What did I drop my shape on top of?". This blog discusses the SpatialNeighbors property.
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