In this three-part series I’m taking you through what Microsoft Graph is, how to use it and how to set up a connection.


So what is it? Microsoft Graph is a REST API which is essentially a mechanism for connecting to Azure in order to access data within areas such as Office 365 and Intune.

It provides a model that you can use to access a tremendous amount of data within Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility and Security. This data can be used to build reports, dashboards, queries and applications that interact with all of these different solutions.

Within the Microsoft 365 platform, three main components provide the access and flow of data. These are: –

Together, all three of these components power the Microsoft 365 platform.

Image showing how Microsoft Graph fits into the M365 platform

Over the next few blogs, we’ll investigate Microsoft Graph from a Microsoft Intune perspective. Other examples of using Microsoft Graph could include: –


So how could we use Microsoft Graph API within Intune? Here are some examples: –

I’ll leave it there for now – next week, I’ll run through how you can set up a Microsoft Graph connection to Azure. If you miss it, I’ll be linking here (edit: here’s the link!) so you can check back next Monday for the second part.

In the meantime, check out our other blogs and tutorials over on our learning hub!


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