March 3, 2016

Episode 087 with Todd Baginski on the Property Manager Hero Demo updates

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega with Todd Baginski on the Property Manager Hero Demo.

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We are happy to announce we have shipped v3 of the Property Manager Hero Demo to the OfficeDev repository on We’ve had a lot of success with previous versions of this Hero Demo. This was demonstrated in our Office 365 kick off sessions at both the Build 2015 session and Ignite 2015 session. The demo was also showcased in the Integrating web apps with Office 365 and iOS, Cordova, and Android Apps with Office 365 sessions at Build 2015.

In Version 3, we updated the Property Manager Hero Demo to work with the GA version of the Microsoft Graph and fixed any associated breaking changes. We also enhanced the Property Manager Hero Demo to use the new functionality in the Microsoft Graph including the ability to create, read and update tasks in the plans for an Office 365 Group associated with a property/incident.

Here you can see the tasks displayed in the web app:


And here’s what the tasks look like in the out-of-the-box Plan page in Office 365:


We also incorporated Office UI Fabric components into the web application. We created persona cards for people in the members list and bound the persona cards to data obtained via the Microsoft Graph.


We also created and pop out cards for files in the OneDrive lists. The pop out cards showcase the new file thumbnail capabilities.

Here you can see a thumbnail for a .jpg image:


Here you can see a thumbnail for a Word document:


Version 3 also include updates to all of the mobile apps to ensure they work with the Microsoft Graph GA release. Other updates include fine-tuning the user interface of the web app and mobile apps, streamlining the installation process by automatically provisioning several components that previously were not able to be provisioned automatically, and updating all screenshots, .md installation instruction files, and the demo walk through slide deck.

Finally, we fixed the issue where installation could fail in certain versions of Internet Explorer and we refactored the provisioning code to make it easier to understand, simpler, and quicker by running on separate threads.

This cutting edge code sample continues to evolve and demonstrate the latest and greatest Office 365 technologies. So what are you waiting for? Check out the Property Manager the code samples directory.

We work hard to provide as many code samples as possible to help you develop your own apps. Please check out for more!

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About Todd Baginski

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Todd Baginski is an nine-time Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP and SharePoint Top 25 Influencer who uses Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, Mobile, Office and cloud technologies to create Internet websites, mobile apps and line of business applications for businesses of all sizes. Todd works closely with Microsoft to create demos, code samples and articles to help developers around the world learn how to properly implement SharePoint, Office, mobile, and cloud technologies. In his free time Todd enjoys playing with his son, relaxing with his wife, and playing a variety of sports like skiing, lacrosse, hockey and softball.

About the hosts

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Jeremy is a technical product manager at Microsoft responsible for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 development. Previously he worked at AvePoint Inc., a large ISV, as the chief architect shipping two apps to the Office Store. He has been heavily involved in the SharePoint community since 2006 and was awarded the SharePoint MVP award four years in a row before retiring the title to move to Microsoft.

You can find Jeremy blogging at and tweeting at @jthake.


RIchard diZerega

Richard is a software engineer in Microsoft’s Developer Experience (DX) group, where he helps developers and software vendors maximize their use of Microsoft cloud services in Office 365 and Azure. Richard has spent a good portion of the last decade architecting Office-centric solutions, many that span Microsoft’s diverse technology portfolio. He is a passionate technology evangelist and frequent speaker are worldwide conferences, trainings and events. Richard is highly active in the Office 365 community, popular blogger at and can be found on Twitter at @richdizz. Richard is born, raised and based in Dallas, TX, but works on a worldwide team based in Redmond. Richard is an avid builder of things (BoT), musician and lightning-fast runner

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