Office 365 APIs Preview
Office 365 APIs Preview extend the development platform introduced in Office 2013. Most significantly, the new APIs provide the ability for both websites and native applications to consume Office 365 data. These APIs use REST/OData for data transport and OAuth for authentications and authorization.
Last modified: September 05, 2014
Applies to: Office 365
The features and APIs documented in this article are in preview and are subject to change. Do not use them in production.
In addition to web applications, native applications running on Windows 8, iOS, Android, and other device platforms are able to consume Office 365 data by using REST APIs and standard OAuth flows.
Office 365 APIs Preview provides support for a range of data sources, including SharePoint, Exchange, and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
The following figure shows the types of applications that you can build by using Office 365 APIs Preview and the types of platforms to which you can publish them.