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Skype and Lync test specifications for USB peripherals, PCs, and Lync room systems

Use the following table to find the specifications that describe the unified Skype and Lync requirements for USB peripherals, PCs, and Lync room systems.

VersionDate PublishedSpecification
1.0August 2013 SkypeLync_Unified_Specification_1_0_Final.zip


Use the following table to find the Skype specifications to follow for USB peripherals, PCs, and Lync room systems until the Unified Specifications become enforced in September 2014.

VersionDate PublishedSpecification
6.3.2
8.3.1
March 2013 SkypeCertification_V6.3.2_and8.3.1.zip


Use the following table to find the Lync specifications to follow for USB peripherals, PCs, and Lync room systems until the Unified Specifications become enforced in September 2014.

VersionDate PublishedSpecification
Revision AJuly 2009Provided under NDA only
Revision BNovember 2009Provided under NDA only
Revision CApril 2010Provided under NDA only
Revision DOctober 2010 LyncLogoRevD.zip
Revision EApril 2011 LyncLogoRevE.zip
Revision FOctober 2011 LyncLogoRevF.zip
Revision GAugust 2012 LyncLogoRevG.zip
LyncLogoRevG_H264Encoding.zip


Test tools and white papers for Skype and Lync logo qualification

Use the following table to find the tools for testing USB peripherals, PCs, and Lync Room Systems, for Skype and Lync qualification.

VersionNameDescription
v2.1 Video TMT 2.1 for SkypeThe Video TMT 2.1 for Skype tool provides a graphical user interface for running the video test cases in the Skype and Lync Video Capture Specification.
v1.5 Skype Certification Video AnalyzerThe SCVA provides a graphical user interface for running the video test cases described in the Skype Certification Video Test Specification.
v1.0 Lync and Skype Audio Offloading of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Effects in Windows 8.1This white paper outlines the steps to be followed by providers of APO, driver-level, or firmware-level effects who would like Skype and Lync to use their processing by opening the audio stream in default mode.