Skype for Business Development 101 Getting started

Microsoft Skype for Business is made up of a number of connecting parts, and the development experience is no different.

There are at least 5 different SDKs, APIs and other ways of interacting with Lync as a developer, and there's more coming soon. Add to this the different means of experiencing Skype for Business (installed on-premise, Office 365, Hybrid etc) - each of which affect what development options are available to you. It can be overwhelmingly confusing just getting started.

To make things easier for you, I've collected together some of my most popular blog posts in one place. You'll find information on choosing the right tools, things you should know before you start, and where to go when you get stuck.

Prior to early 2015, Skype for Business was known as Microsoft Lync. Many of these blog posts date from that period. However, the fundamentals remain the same - so everywhere you see Lync mentioned, just think Skype for Business!

I hope it helps you out. If you find it useful, why not subscribe to my newsletter and I'll make sure you're kept up to date. You can also find me on Twitter.

Tom Morgan

Hello! I'm Tom Morgan, author of all the articles on this page, and of all the posts on this blog. I'm passionate about building great applications for Microsoft Skype for Business, and I'd like to show you how to do it! I work at Modality Systems as a software engineer, developing applications with and for Microsoft Skype for Business. If you liked this page, why not signup to the newsletter, subscribe to the RSS, or follow me on Twitter. Thanks for reading!