Developing amazing educational apps with Microsoft Graph
Published Mar 17 2021 05:16 AM 1,482 Views

This week we announced the Get started with Microsoft Graph Toolkit module is available on Microsoft Learn for all learners.  



The Microsoft Graph Toolkit is for developers interested in building web-based productivity and collaboration solutions in a simple way. Basically, Microsoft Graph Toolkit is a set of HTML components and authentication providers that help you build a complete experience with three lines of code. 

One of the biggest issues many institutions have faced when teaching student Microsoft Graph is permissions and providing access to institutional Microsoft Graph resources. 

Well this is no longer a problem, as you can now get a FREE Microsoft 365 Tenant 

Step 1: Get a free tenant from Microsoft 365 Developer Program 


The Microsoft 365 Developer Program provides a free Microsoft 365 tenant for everyone! The program provides a free sandbox, tools, and resources to build solutions for the Microsoft 365 platform. 


1. Go to the Microsoft 365 Developer Program website and select JOIN NOW.

2. Login with a Microsoft account (work, school or personal). Once logged in, you will be directed to a page to fill out the following details: 

  1. Country/Region
  2. Company
  3. Language Preferences

3. Make sure to select Terms & Conditions and click Next

4. When your profile is successfully created you will be directed to the program page. Select SET UP E5 SUBSCRIPTION to create your free tenant 

5. Fill in the following details and select Continue

  1. Username
  2. Domain – must be globally unique
  3. Password

6. Add a phone number for security purposes and select Set up.

7. Congratulations! Your tenant and administrator account are successfully created. 


Now you can use your Administrator account to build and test your solutions for Microsoft 365 Platform.


Step 2: Install Visual Studio Code 


You will use Visual Studio Code while working on practice units in the learn module. Install Visual Studio Code by visiting:  


Step 3: Install Visual Studio Code Live Server 


You will need the Visual Studio Code Live Server extension to run and test your project at the end of each practice unit in the Microsoft Learn module. Install the Visual Studio Code Live Server extension from the Marketplace: 

Let's start your journey with Microsoft Graph Toolkit!


Now that you have all the pre-requisites squared away...are you ready to begin your journey with Microsoft Graph Toolkit? Visit the Get started with Microsoft Graph Toolkit module and start learning how to build productivity & collaboration solutions today.


Want to learn more about Microsoft Graph Toolkit?


Join us for a 2-hr livestream event on April 14 to learn together, more information coming soon via


Showcasing the solution built using Microsoft Graph Toolkit?


Over the next few weeks I will be showcasing some of the amazing projects students at University College London have been working on around Microsoft Graph.

If you have students building applications on Graph please reach out as we would love to showcase your curricula or student project activities.

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