Skype Web SDK

The Skype Developer Platform for Web (“Skype Web SDK”) is a new set of JavaScript components and HTML controls that enable developers to build new web experiences that seamlessly integrate a wide variety of real-time collaboration models leveraging Skype for Business services and the larger Skype network. In addition to support for multiple core collaboration services like presence, chat, audio, and video, this enables web experiences that can connect to a broad spectrum of users, browsing platforms, and device endpoints. Presence and chat services are provided using new REST-based web services, which allows your Web SDK app to be accessed on any browser such as IE, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Support for audio/video and application sharing conversations is currently supported via a downloadable plugin module that is available for Windows 7, Windows 8 computers and Macs. The net result is a powerful new model for building immersive collaboration experiences using the power of Skype and Skype for Business.

More information on MSDN, the Microsoft Skype Web SDK includes samples that can be downloaded here.

Also available on http://www.missiaen.com.

I also highly recommend attending the level 400 Lync Ignite Session A Technical Deep Dive into Building Web Apps with the Skype Web SDK by David Newman (Program Manager) and Srividhya Chandrasekaran (Senior Program Manager). This session leads you into the development of web applications with the new Skype Developer Platform for Web. Learn how to build new web experiences that seamlessly integrate a wide variety of real-time collaboration models leveraging Skype for Business services and the larger Skype network. Build comprehensive web apps with audio, video, sharing, presence, instant messaging and more. Learn how to integrate communications experiences within the context of your applications and create new Consumer interactions from the web.

Also recommended is the session The Skype Developer Platform and Skype Web Developer Capabilities on //build/ event where Andrew Bybee, Srividhya Chandrasekaran, Dan Gardiner and Daniel Valik highlight this SDK.

I also recommend the Skype for Business Developer Platform Update session of Build 2016:

Another session on Build2016 illustrating Skype Web SDK below: