Office 365
Manage custom themes for your organization

Personalize your Office 365 experience by selecting themes

Office 365 will now support your ability to both customize and personalize your Office 365 experience by using themes. Who we are has always been important to both organizations as well as individuals. As organizations, we want to reaffirm our brand and foster positive relationships with our customers. As individuals, we want to show our personalities and preferences. Office 365 will now support your ability to both customize and personalize…

Exchange

Open sourcing Exchange Web Services (EWS) Java API

Our last release of Exchange Web Services Java API was in January 2013. Since then, we’ve received feedback about several issues with our model for supporting the Java client APIs. Based on this feedback, we decided to do the work to make EWS Java API a true open source project. These improvements enable the Exchange community of Java developers to contribute and help drive the project.

SharePoint

Search for sensitive content in SharePoint and OneDrive documents

Responsible organizations today use a variety of controls and policies to keep their data safe and secure. These controls become even more crucial if the data involved is sensitive information, which can range from industry-wide data (such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or customer information) to proprietary information (such as patents or confidential documents). Protecting this sensitive data is important because it enables organizations to comply with industry,…

Learn
O365 on demand training

Introduction to Office 365 Development training available on-demand from Microsoft Virtual Academy—for free

Today, we shipped our first free on-demand Microsoft Virtual Academy course of sessions introducing Office 365 development. This is a Level 100/200 course to introduce developers to the Office 365 development platform. It was streamed live on August 8 and now comes packed with hands-on labs and assessment questions for each session.

Dev

Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part and faceted navigation now available in SharePoint Online for intranet scenarios

Over the last months we’ve taken many steps towards enabling search-driven publishing for intranet sites in SharePoint Online. We enabled the Content Search Web Part (CSWP), the cross-site publishing feature, and a new group cache that improves the performance of the CSWP. Now we’ve enabled two features that previously were available only in SharePoint Server 2013—the Taxonomy Refinement Panel Web Part (TRPWP) and faceted navigation.

Podcast
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Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 011 with Imagine Cup finalists

In episode 11, Jeremy Thake chats to the two Imagine Cup finalist teams for the Office 365 App Model challenge, which were Team Code Blue, from India and Team iGeek, from China. Team Code Blue built the Molecule maker app and Team iGeek built the Education Toolkit. Download the podcast. Weekly updates Office 365 APIs using AngularJS standalone websites—samples shipped Update on the Autohosted Apps Preview Program—part 2 How to:…

Dev

JSON Light support in REST SharePoint API released

The REST SharePoint API has been an extremely popular way for Office 365 developers to work with SharePoint sites, lists/libraries, and list items/documents. One of the big bits of feedback we got from developers using the REST SharePoint API was about the payload of the data that was returned. Our response was to add support for JSON Light. JSON Light is an open standard that allows developers to provide in…