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UCWA 1.0 reference

Microsoft Unified Communications Web API 1.0 is a REST API that exposes Lync Server 2013 instant messaging (IM) and presence capabilities.

Last modified: July 23, 2013

Applies to: Lync Server 2013

UCWA 1.0 enables developers to make their enterprise applications and intranets more lively and connected to business contacts.

Key use cases enabled by this API include:

  • Lighting up Lync presence in business apps and intranets.

  • Embedding IM experience in enterprise-specific Line of Business apps across platforms/browsers/devices (contextual communications), especially Windows 8, Apple iPad, and others.

  • Enabling Web Chat - pro-active chat feature for e-commerce site, helpdesk, support, and other scenarios.

Although UCWA 1.0 is language-independent, developers can use any programming language from C/C++ to Java, and the API is fine-tuned for web developers who are familiar with ordinary web technologies such as HTTP, OAuth, JSON, and JavaScript.

UCWA 1.0 is available only to customers who have Lync on-premises.

The UCWA 1.0 reference contains the following documentation:

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