With the current SDK for .NET you cannot directly get the time zone for a user. But you could work around this.

The problem

Last week I showed how to create an event in Microsoft Graph. That example used a hard coded time zone. Of course, it would be better if we could get this directly from Graph.

The solution

To my understanding, there is no time zone setting in the userโ€™s profile. Instead, the time zone for the mailbox settings are used to solve this. The URL for this setting is https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/mailboxsettings/timeZone. Try this yourself in the Graph Explorer. I get this response:

    "value":"W. Europe Standard Time"

Read more about this in the documentation.

Unfortunately, this value cannot be directly downloaded from the current SDK. But it is not that hard to work around this. In the SDK documentation there is some information how to create custom request. I am using this in the code below.

Note that the permission MailboxSettings.Read needs to be set both appsettings.json and the API permission in your application settings in Azure App Registrations.

// Create the request message and add the content.
HttpRequestMessage hrm =
    new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Get, "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/mailboxsettings/timeZone");

// Authenticate (add access token) our HttpRequestMessage
await _graphServiceClient.AuthenticationProvider.AuthenticateRequestAsync(hrm);

// Send the request and get the response.
HttpResponseMessage response = await _graphServiceClient.HttpProvider.SendAsync(hrm);

// Verify that the status code us OK.
if (!response.IsSuccessStatusCode)
    throw new ServiceException(
        new Error
            Code = response.StatusCode.ToString(),
            Message = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync()

// Read the response content.
var content = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();

// Create a JsonDocument and get the value.
JsonDocument jsonDocument = JsonDocument.Parse(content);
string timezone = jsonDocument.RootElement.GetProperty("value").GetString();


This was a bit more complicated than I was hope for. But being able to work around limitations in the SDK, with a relatively small amounts of code, is a useful skill.