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Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Everything Else, Skype for Business® (Lync®) | 3 comments

Microsoft announces the preview of the Skype Bot Platform

Microsoft announces the preview of the Skype Bot Platform

At Build 2016 today, Microsoft announced a new Skype Bot  Platform to enable developers to write automated applications for the Skype Consumer network.

2016-03-30 17_24_59-Skype Developer Platform

 

build_smallMicrosoft Build is an annual conference event held by Microsoft, aimed towards software and web developers using Windows, Windows Phone, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. It’s Microsoft’s conference for Developers!

 

Details are still emerging of the new platform, but it’s the first major developer announcement for the Skype Consumer Platform for a while.

Edit: The Skype Team just posted a new blog post announcing the Skype Bot Patform.

Developers can sign up to get access to the preview program by registering here: https://www.skype.com/en/developer/signup/

The demo at the keynote showed off a rich, Azure-based platform which delivered sophisticated machine-learning capabilities:

2016-03-30 19_00_52-Build 2016

2016-03-30 19_01_53-Build 2016

2016-03-30 19_02_57-Build 2016

3 Comments

  1. Have you heard anything about support down the road for Office 365 Lync/S4B? Seems like that would be a natural fit – I’m still waiting on the UCMA-like SDK that was promised for Office 365 a year ago…

  2. Have you heard anything about support down the road for Office 365 Lync/S4B? Seems like that would be a natural fit – I’m still waiting on the UCMA-like SDK that was promised for Office 365 a year ago…

  3. Have you heard anything about support down the road for Office 365 Lync/S4B? Seems like that would be a natural fit – I’m still waiting on the UCMA-like SDK that was promised for Office 365 a year ago…

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