Connect a bot to Skype for Business

Skype for Business Online keeps you connected with co-workers and business partners through instant messaging, phone, and video calls. Extend this functionality by building bots that users can discover and interact with through the Skype for Business interface.


The Skype for Business Bot Framework channel is currently in developer preview. It is available for Skype for Business Online and Hybrid configurations. Skype for Business Server 2015 is not supported.

Enable the channel

Open the bot in the Azure Portal, click the Channels blade, and then click Skype for Business. The bot is now enabled.

Connecting the bot with Skype for Business Online is performed by a Tenant Administrator of that Skype for Business tenant.

Next steps