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Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Development, Skype for Business® (Lync®) | 3 comments

Lync Development APIs: What’s supported in Skype for Business?

Lync Development APIs: What’s supported in Skype for Business?

One of the questions that’s been coming up in discussions with Lync developers recently is whether or not the existing development technologies for Lync will continue to work with the upcoming Skype for Business release.

I’m happy to be able to tell you: YES – everything is still supported!

In this slide from an Office 365 Summit presentation which you can watch on Channel 9, at 5:53 in we have confirmation that Skype for Business will continue to support:

  • Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA)
  • Lync Server SDK
  • Lync Client Managed API (including UI Suppression)
  • Unified Communication Web API (UCWA)

SkypeForWebSupport

This means that there’s no reason not to get started in Lync development today – because the things you learn today on Lync will work fine tomorrow on Skype for Business. And if you’ve already invested time and money in learning Lync development – these skills will continue to be valuable in Skype for Business.

3 Comments

  1. Any idea if UCWA will be available for the Online offering now? Coming up on 2 years ago during one of the UCWA sessions at teched 2013… http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2013/OUC-B405#fbid=

    We were told that it would be available both on-prem and Online, and to go ahead and start developing now because it is coming soon. Yet, it still says…

    UCWA is currently available only to customers who have Lync on-premises

  2. Any idea when this will be available Online? Coming up on two years ago these guys said it was on the roadmap and to go ahead and start developing because it was coming soon…

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2013/OUC-B405#fbid=

    Yet it still says this on the UCWA site.

    UCWA is currently available only to customers who have Lync on-premises

  3. Same question here. I have everything in online that I need. but only for this feature I have to revert back to on-prem. I might as well tell my business that I’m implementing old school typewriters.

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