Skype Developer Platform

Last modified: March 30, 2016

Applies to: Skype for Business 2015

The new Skype Developer Platform provides opportunities to customize and extend the capabilities not only with Skype for Business but also through Skype. Developers no longer have to think about apps only as business solutions and allows for more consumer customization opportunities. Find in-depth developer resources, how-to documentation, SDKs and references, and code samples for Skype developer platform verticals.

Skype developer platform

Skype Developer Platform supported topologies

The table lists the supported SDKs and APIs for Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online, as well as for Lync 2013.

APIs Lync 2013 Skype for Business Skype for Business Online
Skype Web SDK Basic Yes Yes
Skype for Business App SDK Preview Basic Yes Yes
Skype for Business - Mobile URIs Basic Yes Yes
Unified Communications Managed API 5.0 (UCMA) No Yes No
Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 (UCMA) Yes No No
Unified Communications Web API Yes Yes Yes
Lync Server 2013 SDK Yes Yes No
Lync Client 2013 SDK (Desktop Apps) Yes Yes Yes
Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat SDK Yes Yes No
Skype for Business Software Defined Networking (SDN) Interface 3.0 Yes Yes No