Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What is Microsoft Graph?

Microsoft SQL Server is for accessing data and Microsoft Graph is to access the myriad of things that are not really part of the database. The things that spring to the mind are things like, emails; your devices; the teams you work with; calendars; files; messages, peoples etc..

Also read this post on Graph databases:

A quick look at this image shows how Microsoft Graph is positioned.

Well, what is it Microsoft Graph good for?

Believe me, you indeed have a great deal of use for it. Allow me to quote Microsoft:

'Looks at your next meeting and helps you prepare for it by providing profile information for attendees, including their job titles and who they work with, as well as information on the latest documents and projects they're working on (pro-active, do diligence).

Scans your calendar, and suggests the best times for the next team meeting.

Fetches the latest sales projection chart from an Excel file in your OneDrive and lets you update the forecast in real time, all from your phone.

Subscribes to changes in your calendar, sends you an alert when you’re spending too much time in meetings, and provides recommendations for the ones you could miss or delegate based on how relevant the attendees are to you.

Helps you sort out personal and work information on your phone; for example, by categorizing pictures that should go to your personal OneDrive and business receipts that should go to your OneDrive for Business.
Behind Microsoft Graph is the Microsoft Graph API; a RESTful web api that enables you to access Microsoft Cloud serivce resources.

Come back to this blog again for more on Microsoft Graph.

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