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Skype for Business

Skype for Business Apps

Skype for Business App Certification Program for ISV Partner Solutions

Program Overview

The Skype for Business App Certification Program is designed to offer Microsoft customers the added assurance of third-party solutions that have demonstrated a high quality experience and compatibility when deployed with Skype for Business. Only products that pass the specifications outlined in the Skype for Business Certification Program can be associated with this designation.

The re-opened Skype for Business App Certification program certifies contact center, attendant console, call recording, and compliance solutions. These solutions leverage native APIs to seamlessly integrate with Skype for Business and are validated against specific test cases to ensure they meet our quality bar—including core functionality, interoperability, performance, and scale within our Skype for Business topologies—and to give customers peace of mind when deploying with Skype for Business.

Program Benefits

Show the world that your solutions are certified to work with Skype for Business. Once your app has passed certification and has achieved the Skype for Business App Certification designation it will be discoverable via the Skype for Business App Catalog via a distinct certification program badge. In addition, you can highlight your solution designation within your web and marketing materials with the inclusion of our certification badge.

Program Process

  • Application Connect with one of our two test house partners for more details around program opportunities and requirements
  • Onboarding Sign-up as Skype for Business ISV Partner within the Communications Competency ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Track
  • Certification Our test partners will validate your solution against a set of test cases
  • Publishing Show off your certification with the official Skype for Business App Certification logo on your website and marketing materials
  • Marketing Your Skype for Business certified solution will be discoverable via the Skype for Business App Catalog, complete with the distinct certification program badge

Getting Started

For more information on how to receive the Skype for Business App Certification for your Skype for Business solution or to begin the certification process, please contact one of our testing partners:

tekVizion
Vimal Andrews
vandrews@tekvizion.com

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the certification cost?
The certification cost can vary and is based on the required resources to verify the solution
How long does the certification take?
The time to complete a certification depends on the solution and integration required. Our test partners can help provide estimates.
How long does the certification last?
Your certification will last as long as your solution is updated and compatible with Skype for Business topologies for which it was certified.
What can customers expect from solutions designated with the Skype for Business App Certification?
Customers can expect that Skype for Business App Certified solutions have been validated against specific test cases to validate core functionality, interoperability, performance, and scale within our Skype for Business topologies.
Where is my Skype for Business App Certified solution promoted?
Once your app has passed certification and has achieved the Skype for Business App Certification designation it will be discoverable via the Skype for Business App Catalog via a distinct certification program badge.
What categories of solutions are you certifying?
We are currently certifying attendant console, contact center, compliance, and call recording solutions.
What Skype for Business topologies are you supporting for certification?
Currently we are certifying solutions for Skype for Business server (on-premises). We anticipate having the capabilities to certify on-premises/cloud hybrid solutions in the future.
Why are you changing the name of the program from “qualified” to “certified”?
The Skype for Business App Certification program name reflects our commitment to showcase solid solutions that have demonstrated a high quality experience based on specific test cases that have been validated to ensure they meet our quality bar.
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