The Live Connect APIs are deprecated.
Live Connect provides a set of APIs that enable your apps to work with info in Outlook.com, Skype, Microsoft OneDrive, and other services that are compatible with Live Connect. Here's what you can do with these APIs, how to get the settings that your apps need to call the APIs, and how to begin writing code to call the APIs. To get started, download the Live SDK.
Note This API is deprecated.
- Profiles. Get a user's profile info. A profile includes info that a user provides about himself or herself, such as first name, last name, gender, and birth date.
- Personalization. Enable a user to sign in to a website, personalize the signed-in user's experience on that website, and easily register a user on that website.
To learn more, see Identity API.
The Live Connect APIs are deprecated. We recommend that you use the Outlook REST APIs to build your solutions. This will extend your reach to Outlook.com users and Office 365 enterprise customers. Although the Live Connect APIs will be supported in Outlook.com for the short term, existing Live Connect API solutions might stop working without advanced notice. If your app is using IMAP with OAuth 2.0, it will continue to work, but our REST APIs are the primary APIs for building apps that connect to Outlook.com and Office 365. Read the article on how you can take advantage of the Outlook REST APIs.
- Contacts. Read and create contacts. You can also enable a website to determine which of a user's contacts is also a user of that website.
- Calendars. Work with calendars and events.
To learn more, see Outlook.com API.
- Folders, files, and more. Work with folders, files, albums, photos, videos, audio, tags, and comments.
To learn more, see OneDrive API.
To get going, start here:
What's new in the latest releases.
Configuring your app
How to get the settings your apps need to begin calling the Live Connect APIs.
Windows Store apps
How Windows Store apps can call the Live Connect APIs.
Windows Phone apps
How Windows Phone apps can call the Live Connect APIs.
How apps for the iOS operating system for Apple devices can call the Live Connect APIs.
How apps for the Google Android mobile technology platform can call the Live Connect APIs.
How client-side and server-side websites and scripts can call the Live Connect APIs.
Working with the code examples
How to work with the smaller code examples throughout this documentation in the context of larger reference code samples.
Mobile and Windows desktop apps
How mobile apps and Windows desktop apps can call the Live Connect APIs.
Links to helpful tools, code samples, blogs, and more.