Overview of Microsoft Graph

Microsoft Graph exposes multiple APIs from Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud services through a single endpoint: https://graph.microsoft.com. Microsoft Graph simplifies queries that would otherwise be more complex.

You can use Microsoft Graph to:

  • Access data from multiple Microsoft cloud services, including Azure Active Directory, Exchange Online as part of Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, OneNote, and Planner.
  • Navigate between entities and relationships.
  • Access intelligence and insights from the Microsoft cloud (for commercial users).

Microsoft Graph development stack

A diagram that shows the layers of the Microsoft Graph development stack. At the bottom is the data layer, which includes users, groups, file, mail, calendars, personal contacts, tasks, org contacts, people, Excel, and notes. The next layer is authentication and authorization. Next is the development environment of your choice, including the Android, iOS, and Visual Studio Microsoft Graph API SDKs. The final layer is your solution, which uses the technology of your choice, including .NET, JS, HTML, and Ruby, and is hosted on Microsoft Azure or another hosting platform.

Common Microsoft Graph queries

Microsoft Graph exposes two endpoints: /v1.0 and /beta. The /v1.0 endpoint includes the resources that you can access in your production app. The /beta endpoint includes APIs that are currently in preview. The following table lists some common queries that you can use to access the Microsoft Graph API.

Operation Service endpoint
GET my profile https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me
GET my files https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/drive/root/children
GET my photo https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/photo/$value
GET my mail https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/messages
GET my high importance email https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/messages?$filter=importance%20eq%20'high'
GET my calendar https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/calendar
GET my manager https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/manager
GET last user to modify file foo.txt https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/drive/root/children/foo.txt/lastModifiedByUser
GET unified groups I’m member of https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/memberOf/$/microsoft.graph.group?$filter=groupTypes/any(a:a%20eq%20'unified')
GET users in my organization https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users
GET group conversations https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/groups/{id}/conversations
GET people related to me https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/people
GET items trending around me https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/insights/trending
GET my tasks https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/tasks
GET my notes https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/notes/notebooks

Note: The APIs in the beta endpoint are subject to change. We don't recommend that you use them in your production apps.

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