Microsoft Graph – General availability of new Microsoft Graph Explorer and some cool features

Graph Explorer New Features

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In my previous couple of articles we are discussing about Microsoft Graph Explorer

In second article above listed, we discuss about new preview version of most popular tool – Graph Explorer. In Ignite 2019 Microsoft offered the preview version of new Graph Explorer.

In last month May 2020 Microsoft announced the general availability of new version this popular tool – Graph Explorer along with some new cool features 🙂

Lets discuss some of the new cool features 🙂

In last article (M365 : Microsoft Graph – Graph Explorer – New preview version of most popular tool Graph Explorer) we already discussed some of the new features like Permission tab, Code snippets, Access Tokens, Adaptive cards so wont be repeating here.

Following figure shows the respective features from new Graph Explorer.

Microsoft Graph - New Features - Modify Permissions, Adaptive Cards, Access token, Code snippets
Fig: Microsoft Graph – New Features – Modify Permissions, Adaptive Cards, Access token, Code snippets

Share Query feature:

  • “Share” button icon is added to the top right corner of the response preview area as shown in below figure
Microsoft Graph - New Features - Share Query
Fig: Microsoft Graph – New Features – Share Query
  • This Share Icon button is used to share the query which we just ran
  • When we click on this “Share Icon” button, popup appears to copy the query as, which we can share with the colleagues / team members…
Microsoft Graph - New Features - Share Query - "Share Query" dialog to copy the query which we just ran
Fig: Microsoft Graph – New Features – Share Query – “Share Query” dialog to copy the query which we just ran

History tab updates: History tab next to “Sample queries” in left side as

 Microsoft Graph - New Features - History Tab updates
Fig: Microsoft Graph – New Features – History Tab updates
  • Export and delete options are available for whole group as shown in below figure:
Microsoft Graph - New Features - History Tab updates - Export and Delete option for the history groups
Fig: Microsoft Graph – New Features – History Tab updates – Export and Delete option for the history groups
  • When we use Export feature all queries from the respective groups is exported. Export happens in .har file. For example – graph.microsoft.com_older_2020-05-26.har
  • What is .har file – HAR, short for HTTP Archive. HAR file information is stored in JSON format which means in order to visualize the information easier, tools such as the HAR Viewer can be used.
  • For specific query also we have actions (View, Run query, Export and Delete) available as
Microsoft Graph - New Features - History Tab updates - Actions for query : View, Run query, Export and Delete
Fig: Microsoft Graph – New Features – History Tab updates – Actions for query : View, Run query, Export and Delete

Integration with Microsoft 365 Developer program: Now Graph Explorer is integrated with Microsoft 365 Developer program. There is option available “Get a sandbox with sample data” in settings as shown in below figure:

Microsoft Graph - New Features - Integration with Microsoft 365 Developer program
Fig: Microsoft Graph – New Features – Integration with Microsoft 365 Developer program

When we click on “Integration with Microsoft 365 Developer program” we will be redirected to – Microsoft 365 Developer Program today! page – https://developer.microsoft.com/en-US/microsoft-365/dev-program

Themes for Graph Explorer: Under “Settings” there is “Change theme” option available as shown in below figure

Microsoft Graph - New Features - Themes
Fig: Microsoft Graph – New Features – Themes
Microsoft Graph - New Features - Change Themes
Microsoft Graph – New Features – Change Themes

We have whole series on Microsoft Graph APIs please have a look – https://knowledge-junction.com/?s=Microsoft+Graph

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