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Skype for Business Certification Program



View the partner solutions catalog to see products certified for Skype for Business.

The Skype for Business Certification Program is designed to offer Microsoft customers badges or designations as indicators of third party solutions that demonstrate a high quality experience and compatibility when used with Skype for Business.

There are two levels of designation to indicate the level of quality of the solution.

  1. Certified for Skype for Business
  2. Certified for Skype for Business is the designation for products that meet the highest specifications outlined in the program. Following successful completion and pass of the specifications, products will be deemed Certified for Skype for Business.

     

  3. Works with Skype for Business
  4. Works with Skype for Business is the designation for products that meet the minimum specifications outlined in the program. Following successful completion and pass of the specifications, products will be deemed Works with Skype for Business.

Only products that pass the specifications outlined in the Skype for Business Certification Program can be associated with each designation.

Specifications are designed specific to each category based on, but not exclusive to, industry standards, enterprise class solutions, functional interop or audio/video quality. All vendors participating in Skype for Business Certification Program participate in common support infrastructure (TSANet) for rapid resolution of support tickets.

As we move forward from Lync to the new release, Skype for Business will support backwards compatibility with qualified Lync 2013 solutions.While the majority of the solutions will work with the next release, some may require some time following GA before they attain the new Skype for Business designations. Please read more details in each of the listed categories.

If you're a vendor interested in certification, please visit the partner qualification processes page.