Microsoft Advertising SDK (Ads in Apps)
Updated: July 29, 2015
Published: July 29, 2015
The Microsoft Advertising SDKs allow developers to show ads in their apps. With these SDKs developers can create apps that present a rich and engaging advertising experience for their users.
Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK (Windows and Windows Mobile 10, Windows and Windows Phone 8.1)
The Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK is for developers using Visual Studio 2015 (or 2013) to build apps with ads targeting the Windows Universal App Platform (including Mobile).
These documents will help you get started exploring the new features of the next generation of the Advertising SDK. These documents cover the initial release of the Microsoft Universal Advertising SDK that allows you to build Windows 8.1 apps with ads (Windows and Phone).
Get started by reading the conceptual and API reference documentation at the Microsoft Universal Ad Client SDK.
Previous Advertising SDKs
The documentation for older versions of the Microsoft Advertising SDK is available on MSDN.
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone
This deprecated SDK was for developers using Visual Studio 2013 to build apps for Windows Phone 8.1.
You can find the conceptual and API reference documentation at the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows Phone.
Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8.1
This deprecated Advertising SDK was for Windows 8.1 and is included in Visual Studio 2013.
You can find the conceptual and API reference documentation on MSDN at the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8.1.
Support and Feedback
Get product support or report a bug in the Advertising SDK by visiting the Windows Store Apps developer support page support page. For product support, under "Windows apps assisted support - App development" click the "Advertising SDK" link. To post a question in the support forum, scroll down to "Windows app forums - Market and sell" and click on the link that corresponds with the issue you will post about.