13:40 - 14:40 


Talk (60 min)

Part 2/2: 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.

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.

George Coldham

George Coldham is a Cloud Security Architect Cyber Security @ Microsoft ANZ. Curious, Courageous and Kind he is excited to look at the intersection of technology with humanity exploring those things that make us happy or sad, excited or hopeful.

A lifelong educator he spends his days sharing his knowledge of Microsoft Security with his customers, helping create safe and secure organisations. He mentors formally and informally helping young and disadvanted people grow into happy and successful professionals. George speaks at industry events such as conferences and meetups, as well as in schools as sharing freely the knowledge his accumulated in his career.

George loves food, travel and music. His ideal holiday is either somewhere remote to explore, or a place with lots of yummy food to explore, ideally with lots of music, delicious drinks and good friends to share it with.