11:40 - 12:40 


Talk (60 min)

Part 1/2: How to use Microsoft's Graph API

The Graph API is essential to programmatically engage with the Microsoft cloud and automate boring administrative tasks, create templates for complicate tasks and or essentially freeing up your time with mundane activity to do more fun interesting things.


The workshop will cover the following:

Setup your own demo M365 Developer Tenant
What is Graph API and what can it do?
Introduce Graph API Reference
Introduce the Graph Explorer
- Activity to use Graph Explorer
Application Registration, what is it and why?
- Activity: Register an application in Azure AD
Defining Application Scope
- Activity: Grant access to M365 tenant
Authentication Methods
- Activity: Set a password
Using a certificate to authenticate API access
Postman for API development
- Activity: Setup postman to use with Graph API
Using scripts with Graph API
- Activity: Writing scripts to GET data
- Activity: Writing scripts to POST data
Securing your password
- Activity: Methods to protect client secrets
Securing the application authentication
- Activity: Restricting access to application with conditional access.

All participants will get access to learning website full instructions and example scripts and links to supporting documentation.

While Microsoft Graph is the vehicle being used in this session the lessons learned will allow the participant to connect to and use any other RESTful API with confidence.

The participants will learn how to access API's and begin their journey in programmatically evolving their workflows.

George Coldham

George has been a tech geek for more than 20 years with a passion for technology and the Internet.

I love learning, teaching and growing. Cyber Security Cloud Solution Architect by day, gamer by night I am happiest when I'm being social and adding value to those around me.

I have a broad range of interests in technology starting in hardware and infrastructure, maturing into cloud, devops and code, cyber security with both red and blue team activities and finally augmented, virtual and mixed reality.

Michelle Sandford

Tedx Speaker, Tech Girl Superhero, Microsoftie and one of MCV's 30 Most Influential Women in Games. I am a Microsoft Developer Engagement Lead who acts as an API between technology and the world. I advocate for STEM, the Games Industry and Developers. I present at around 50 Conferences and Events around the world on Azure, Data Science, Responsible AI and Gaming.