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    MJFChat: What Tech Pros Need to Know About the Microsoft Graph - Audio Now Available

    Posted on by Mary Jo Foley in Microsoft 365, and Office

    You can find a transcript of the conversation in our forums.

    We’ve started a new, twice-monthly interview show on Petri.com that will cover topics of interest to our tech-professional audience. We are calling this show “MJFChat.”

    In my role as Petri’s Community Magnate, I will be interviewing a variety of IT-savvy folks. Some of these will be Petri contributors; some will be tech-company employees; some will be IT pros. We will be tackling various subject areas in the form of 30-minute audio interviews. I will be asking the questions, the bulk of which we’re hoping will come from you, our Petri.com community of readers.

    We will ask for questions a week ahead of each chat. Readers can post their suggested questions in the designated “MJFChat” area in our Petri.com forums. Once the interviews are completed — and hopefully on the same day the interview is done — we will post the audio and associated transcript in the forums for readers to digest at their leisure.

    Our next MJFChat, scheduled for Monday, May 13, is between me and Yina Arenas, Principal Program Manager for Microsoft Graph. (Arenas also is known more informally as the mother of the Microsoft Graph.) The general topic of our chat, unsurprisingly, is the Microsoft Graph — its centralized API and a key to enabling next-generation computing scenarios.

    Make sure to submit your best questions ahead of our chat here in the forums. You’ve only got a few days to get them in!

    The main purpose of the Microsoft Graph is to make applications smarter, so that they don’t require a lot of interim steps in order to surface contextual data. By integrating with Graph, apps will be able (with users’ permissions) to access their calendars to suggest meeting times, get data from an Excel file to update a chart with the latest information, and let users know where they’re spending their time, and so on. Microsoft Graph was a key piece of a number of announcements and demos at Microsoft’s Build 2019 conference this week.

    If you know someone you’d like to see interviewed on the MJFChat show, including yourself, send me a note at [email protected] (Let me know why you think this person would be an awesome guest and what topics you’d like to see covered.) We’ll take things from there….

    Thanks!

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