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Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for February

This month’s Office 365 Dev Digest was written by Jeremy Thake, technical product manager for the Office 365 Dev team.

Welcome to the 12th edition of Dev Digest, designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep up to date with what’s new in Office 365 development.

We are getting closer to the Build 2016 event in March, and our teams are heads down preparing presentations, code samples and new hands-on labs to excite you with all our amazing new features! If you can’t attend, don’t worry—the event will be streamed so you can catch up virtually.

The Microsoft Mechanics team did a great job with a video showing how Lotus F1 Team built custom Office 365 integrated apps to manage race team logistics.

You have been asking for a change log since we talked about the Microsoft Graph—the team shipped the first iteration of this over at If you are using the Microsoft Graph, you should check back regularly as we update this. We have been continually improving the Microsoft Graph and updated our web hooks story for subscribing to events in the service.

I encourage you all to engage with us on the Office 365 Technical Network with your questions.

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Code samples

Our team is continually on the lookout for new code samples to help you jump-start your own projects. Here is a list of the most recent new and updated samples from Microsoft, as well as the dev community.

Most recent Office 365 Dev podcasts

Since joining Microsoft last year, I have been running around campus interviewing people about various dev topics. If you would like to hear me interview someone on a particular topic, please submit your suggestions in the Yammer group and I’ll go hunt the relevant people down to interview.

Here are the most recent podcast interviews:

For more podcasts, check out

Patterns and practices

The Microsoft Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) team is working hard to release samples and guidance around Office 365 and SharePoint development, including topics around SharePoint add-ins, Microsoft Graph and other relevant topics. Don’t forget to join the monthly community calls to hear the updates from them directly, with demos on the latest released samples and solutions.

Here are the latest updates from the team:

For more on patterns and practices, check out All questions related on released materials and guidance can be added to our Yammer group at OfficeDevPnPYammer.

OneDrive JavaScript file picker SDK generally available

OneDrive has released an updated JavaScript file picker SDK that enables web and mobile web apps to open and save files to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business with a unified file picker experience. It has never been easier to quickly open a file, create a sharing link or save a file to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business!

Check out file picker SDK for JavaScript overview or see how to open files or save files with only a few lines of JavaScript.

Dev community blog posts

The Office 365 dev community has been busy this month. It is exciting to see the effort people put into their posts in their spare time to share with the community.

Check out these articles from the Microsoft field, MVPs and more:

Office Store

Companies across the globe are extending the value of Office every day with Office add-ins. See how these solutions are making a difference at real companies by watching their stories on!

Upcoming events

There are plenty of events on the horizon. Don’t miss out on these great events with Office 365 content. Our team looks forward to meeting you all, so don’t be shy—come say hello at the Office 365 booth!

February 21, 2016 SPTechCon—Austin, Texas

For more events, check out

Until next month, please join our community discussions at and follow us at @OfficeDev on Twitter and on Facebook.

Also, be sure to follow along with us on our daily developer mission: Jeremy Thake (@jthake), Sonya Koptyev (@SonyaKoptyev), Richard DiZerega (@richdizz), Vesa Juvonen (@vesajuvonen) and Jim Epes (@j_epes).

—Jeremy Thake

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