Unified Communications Web API 2.0

Microsoft Unified Communications Web API 2.0 is a REST API that exposes Skype for Business Server 2015 instant messaging (IM) and presence capabilities.

Applies to: Skype for Business 2015, Skype for Business Online

UCWA 2.0 enables developers to make their enterprise applications and intranets more lively and connected to business contacts.

Key use cases enabled by this API include:

  • Lighting up presence in business apps and intranets.

  • Embedding IM experience in enterprise-specific Line of Business apps across platforms/browsers/devices (contextual communications), especially Windows 8, Apple iPad, and others.

  • Enabling Web Chat - pro-active chat feature for e-commerce site, helpdesk, support, and other scenarios.

Although UCWA 2.0 is language-independent, developers can use any programming language from C/C++ to Java, and the API is fine-tuned for web developers who are familiar with ordinary web technologies such as HTTP, OAuth, JSON, and JavaScript.

UCWA 2.0 reference documentation

The UCWA 2.0 documentation contains the following sections:

See also