Hands-on lab: Leveraging the Office Graph in a custom provider-hosted SharePoint Add-in

The Mavention Trending in this site app showing documents trending in the current site
So you’ve heard about the Office Graph and are wondering how to start? Take this hands-on lab and build your first Office Graph solution!

Building solutions with the Office Graph

The data that we are working with every day becomes more and more sparse. We’re using more different systems and solutions and while they help us stay productive, it’s hard to stay in the know and follow what is happening across all those different systems.

Recently Microsoft released Delve: a new experience available in Office 365 meant to help us stay on top of everything that is happening within our organizations. What is truly great about Delve however is the fact that is backed by the Office Graph: a powerful social fabric that can be leveraged in custom applications through its API. Using the Office Graph in your solutions allows you to bring the relevant information to your users and benefit from the knowledge available in your organization.

Hands-on lab: Leveraging the Office Graph in a custom provider-hosted SharePoint Add-in

Leveraging the Office Graph in your solutions can be overwhelming if you’re about to do it for the first time and to help you get started I wrote a hands-on lab that you can follow to build your first application leveraging the Office Graph.

The lab is available as a GitHub repo at https://github.com/waldekmastykarz/lab-officegraph-trendinginthissite and describes step-by-step the process of building a provider hosted SharePoint Add-in that queries the Office Graph to show content trending in a particular site. The add-in is a CSOM equivalent of the Mavention Trending in this site SharePoint Add-in we recently published in the Office Store. Next to the step-by-step description the repo contains the complete solution that you can use as reference.

Tell me what you think

It’s the first time I published a hands-on lab on GitHub. I would love to hear what you think about the format and structure and whether it is something that you would like to see more of.

View the Leveraging the Office Graph in a custom provider-hosted SharePoint Add-in hands-on lab on GitHub and tell me what you think!

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