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Skype announced today that it’s rolling out the company’s new Skype Automation SDK, which it says is now available for developers on Azure.
“This SDK is designed to make it easier to integrate Skype Automations into existing systems, so that we can provide a full suite of automation capabilities to our customers, customers of other companies, and the broader Microsoft ecosystem,” said Paul Pfeffer, Skype’s VP of Engineering.
“It will also enable us to make Skype Automated services available on other platforms in the future, such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure.”
The SDK will be open source, and developers can submit pull requests to add new features.
This means that developers can make the SDK available on any cloud platform they want, and it’s already available on Azure and Google Compute Engine.
Skype is also providing a free, paid version of the SDK that includes support for the Skype API.
“We’re excited to be able to offer developers an easy-to-use SDK that’s ready to integrate with the Skype Automator platform,” said David Dzuris, vice president of product management at Skype.
“For us, Automation is about enabling our customers to create smarter products and better experiences.
With this SDK, we can make it even easier for them to get started.”
Developers can start building their own automated Skype experiences today with a free demo of Skype Automators.
For more information on Automation, see our post: Automation in the Cloud: Why You Need Automation and How to Build It.
Microsoft is working on a number of tools and services for developers, such the Cortana cloud voice assistant, Skype for Business integration, and Skype’s cloud platform for managing their services.
Skype has been actively investing in automation over the past few years, and today it announced plans to roll out automation across all its platforms.
This includes support across Office 365, Azure, and Google Cloud.
Skype said it expects to be a leader in automated services in the coming years, with more services to come.