Microsoft Officially Releases Skype Integration for Third-Party App Developers

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Skype for Business could soon find its way to custom apps as Microsoft has formally released the Skype for Business software development kit (SDK) for download. Skype for Business permits users to meet and collaborate remotely through dedicated servers and infrastructure, apparently making it faster and more secure than the free-to-download version.

The company announced on Office Blogs on Thursday that the new SDK would permit developers to integrate instant messaging as well as audio and video experiences into custom third-party apps.

Skype To Get Hololens, Cortana Support

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Microsoft announced that it is bringing its digital assistant Cortana into Skype, allowing users to carry out activities like scheduling calendar appointments or booking flight tickets from within the application. The company also announced that it is developing a version of Skype for its augmented reality headset HoloLens, enabling the users to connect with friends using the headset.