Microsoft Graph SDK overview

The Microsoft Graph software development kits (SDKs) are designed to simplify building high-quality, efficient, resilient applications that access Microsoft Graph. The SDKs include two components: a service library and a core library.

The service library contains models and request builders generated from Microsoft Graph metadata. The service library provides a rich, strongly-typed, and discoverable experience when working with the many datasets available in Microsoft Graph.

The core library provides features that enhance working with all the Microsoft Graph services. Embedded support for retry handling, secure redirects, transparent authentication, and payload compression improve the quality of your application's interactions with Microsoft Graph with no added complexity while leaving you entirely in control. The core library also supports everyday tasks such as paging through collections and creating batch requests.

Supported languages

SDKs are currently available for the following languages:

SDKs in preview or GA status

A release of an SDK can be in preview status upon debut or a significant update. Don't assume a preview release is always promoted to generally available (GA) status.

In addition, don't use a preview release of an SDK in production apps, regardless of the version of Microsoft Graph API (v1.0 or beta) it uses.

A release of an SDK in GA status can use the Microsoft Graph API v1.0 endpoint or beta endpoint as specified. Because Microsoft Graph APIs in the beta endpoint are subject to breaking changes, don't use the production apps a GA release of an SDK that accesses the Microsoft Graph API beta endpoint.

SDK vs generated API client

In some cases, it's beneficial to use a Kiota-generated client instead of a Microsoft Graph SDK. For example, a developer that only uses a small subset of the Microsoft Graph APIs and wants to minimize the overall install size of their app can use Kiota to generate a smaller client library. For details, see Generate Microsoft Graph client libraries with Kiota.