Microsoft Graph enables you to integrate with the best of Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility and Security services in Microsoft 365, using REST APIs and client libraries. Additionally, it offers security and intelligence that can boost user productivity, creativity, and team collaboration, and protect business resources and users' data.
Users and groups
At the core of Microsoft Graph are the concepts of the user and group.
A user in Microsoft Graph is one among the millions who use Microsoft 365 cloud services. It is the focal point whose identity is protected and access is well managed. The user's data is what drives businesses. Microsoft Graph services makes this data available to businesses in rich contexts, real-time updates, and deep insights, and, always only with the appropriate permissions.
An Office 365 group is the fundamental entity that lets users collaborate. It integrates with other services, enabling richer scenarios in task planning, teamwork, education, and more.
Azure AD and most productivity, collaboration, intelligence, and education services
The user is a core focus of Microsoft Graph, around which many Microsoft Graph services build user-centric functionality.
Connecting users' data, Microsoft 365 services, and your apps
Starting with users and groups at the core, Microsoft Graph forms a network of Microsoft 365 services and features that manage, protect, and extract data to support a wide range of scenarios. Microsoft Graph lets you access this wealth of user data while always respecting proper authorization.
Services and features
Some services in Microsoft Graph make their debut there, others have been well-known as standalone services and are now converging in Microsoft Graph. Their API sets follow a streamlined design as detailed in the Microsoft REST API guidelines, and are now accessible through the single Microsoft Graph REST endpoint https://graph.microsoft.com. The rest of this article lists the major services and features by category.
Identity and access management
Identity and access management
Creates and manages directory resources such as users, groups, and applications. Manages access to resources and data. Gives customers access to sign-in and account risk data in Azure AD.
Lets users communicate, organize messages, and manage priorities in their workflows, on the web, mobile and desktop devices. It is part of the Outlook communication hub in Office 365 that also lets users manage contacts and schedule meetings.
Social and workplace intelligence: analytics (preview)
Uses advanced analytics and machine-learning techniques to provide insights into how people spend their time and who they spend it with. This data can help people plan their day, gain insights into their different work patterns, and help them balance work and life.
Provides information relevant for education scenarios, including schools, classes, students, teachers, and assignment info. Enables ISVs to build applications for the classroom that save teachers time and promote teamwork and collaboration.
Targets small businesses to enable their customers to book services directly on the web or Facebook. Lets business operators manage customer preferences, services and pricing, staff lists and schedules, and other common business information.
Enables management of financial data, automation and securing of the supply chain, sales management and improved customer service, management of projects, and optimazation of operations with the all-in-one business management solution.