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Skype for Business Certification Program


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 certification levels, each having different specification requirements.

  1. Certified for Skype for Business
    Certified for Skype for Business is the designation for products that meet the most stringent specifications outlined in the program.
    Following successful completion and pass of the specifications, products will be deemed "Certified for Skype for Business."
     
  2. Works with Skype for Business
    Works with Skype for Business is the designation for products that meet the minimum specifications outlined in the program.
    Following successful completion and test pass of the specifications, products will be deemed "Works with Skype for Business."

Only products that successfully pass the certification tests outlined in the Skype for Business Certification Program receive their respective designation.

Specifications apply to each category based on, but not exclusive to, industry standards, enterprise class solutions, functional interoperablity or audio and video quality. All vendors participating in Skype for Business Certification Program have a premiere support contract or equivalent benefit for rapid resolution of support tickets.

If you are a vendor seeking to join the certification program, see How to Join for requirements and available programs.

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

How to Join requirements and available programs

Some programs already have sufficient partners to achieve our current product and market reach needs and are not seeking new partners. The table that follows indicates the programs that are currently seeking partners, and will be updated periodically as needs change.

Vendors interested in submitting their products for the Certified for Skype for Business program must have:

  • A proven record of developing and marketing enterprise grade and industry leading communications products
  • Evidence of ability to achieve the technical requirements of the program
  • Established global support channels (some programs may also require global enterprise sales channels)
  • Commitment to acquire a Premier support contract or equivalent benefit as required by the program
  • Commitment to pay testing fees* and support customer trials as required by the program
  • Commitment to share product usage data for purposes of enhancing customer support and program planning

* For testing fees payable to independent lab, contact the certification lab from Current Programs table for more information.

Vendors that meet the general requirements for partners above may follow the process outlined here to request admission:

  1. Confirm that the program that you are seeking to join is seeking new partners by reviewing the table below.
  2. Email the alias listed in the table. You must clearly indicate which program you are seeking to join. Responses will be assessed and if further information is needed, candidates will be contacted for a more comprehensive discussion under NDA. 

    Vendors that meet the full requirements for the program will be provided detailed program information (specifications and policies), provided there is capacity in the program at the time. Program Terms and Conditions will be made available for acceptance when these requirements are fulfilled.
  3. Sign the terms and agreements.

    Signing the terms and agreements completes the partner onboarding process and allows the partner to submit products for testing and certification according to the program guidelines.

Current programs

Programs that are not listed below are currently closed.

Program CategoryProgram Name Partner Admission
Information
Relevant SpecsCertification Labs*
DevicesIP PhonesNot seeking partnersAvailable on admission to program

Tekvizion

Wipro

PCsNot seeking partners https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn788953

AST

PAL

USB Audio and Video DevicesNot seeking partners https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn788953
Meeting Room Devices and SolutionsNot seeking partners
Available on admission to program
InfrastructureSBCNot seeking partners SBC Specs (download)

Tekvizion

Wipro

GatewayNot seeking partners Gateway Specs (download)
SBANot seeking partners SBA Specs (download)
Reverse ProxyNot seeking partners Reverse Proxy Specs (download)
Load BalancerNot seeking partners Load Balancer Specs (download)
ServicesSIP TrunksNo admission review required:
Contact labs for testing
SIP Trunk Specs (download)

Tekvizion

Wipro

IT ProNetwork Pre-AssessmentNot seeking partners


Available on admission to program

N/A
MigrationNot seeking partners

Tekvizion

Wipro

VideoVideo InfrastructureNot seeking partnersAvailable on admission to programComing
Soon
ISVCall Recording and ComplianceNot seeking partners


Available on admission to program

Tekvizion

Wipro

Contact CenterNot seeking partners
Attendant ConsoleNot seeking partners

NOTE: Test labs are independent companies that have been trained and are approved to complete testing on behalf of these programs. All fees for testing are payable directly to test labs. In cases where test requirements are published publicly, the test labs may offer unofficial testing services to companies not yet admitted to the program. These unofficial test results do not constitute a certification or endorsement from Microsoft and would not be used in any Microsoft material.