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Welcome to the Live Connect Developer Center

Connect your websites, apps and devices to OneDrive,, and Skype.


Photos and documents

Contacts and calendars


Messaging and calling


SkyDrive is now OneDrive

Want to know more about the product name change for OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)? Check out the FAQ. You can also get a headstart with the updated branding guidelines for referencing OneDrive in your app.


Windows 8 and Windows Store apps

The Live SDK is designed to make it even easier to use OneDrive and other compatible services throughout your Windows Store apps. In addition, on Windows 8 your apps can offer zero-click single sign-on to users who have a Microsoft account.


Mobile devices

The Live SDK is also available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. The Live Connect APIs use open standards like OAuth 2.0 and JSON, making them easy and familiar to work with.


Web developers

From OneDrive document sharing to contacts and calendars, it's easy to let your users connect and engage. Enable single sign-on for users of Windows 8,, and other compatible services.


Important update from Microsoft

We recently announced that we'll begin to encourage Messenger users to start using Skype. As a result, the Messenger developer program will end. Existing implementations that use Mobile Service Proxy (MSP) will continue to work until May 31, 2014. Please visit our Forums page for more details.


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