Install Lync 2013 Preview SDK

[This is preliminary documentation and is subject to change.]

This topic describes Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview SDK installation. To successfully develop applications that implement Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview features, Lync SDK installation is required.

The following prerequisite components must be installed prior to developing applications with the Lync SDK.

  • Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview

  • Silverlight 4.0 Developer runtime. This prerequisite applies to the development of Silverlight applications that reference the Lync SDK.

  • Microsoft. NET Framework 4.0

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1

The following components are installed at setup.

  • Lync SDK assemblies for desktop and Microsoft Silverlight applications.

  • LyncSdkRedist.msi for redistributing the runtime assemblies that support your custom Lync application.

  • Sample applications featuring Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview API.

Installing Lync SDK

  1. Download LyncSdkSetup.exe.

  2. Launch LyncSdkSetup.exe and accept Microsoft Software License Terms. Lync SDK files are copied to your computer, installed, and verified.

Uninstalling Lync SDK

  1. In Control Panel, choose Programs and Features.

  2. Right-click Lync 15 Technical Preview, and then click UninstallMicrosoft Lync 2013 Preview SDK.

Create a new project in Microsoft Visual Studio development system and then add references to %root%\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Lync\SDK\Assemblies\Desktop\Microsoft.LyncModel.dll to your project.

If you create a Silverlight application, refer to %root%\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Lync\SDK\Assemblies\Silverlight\. For a simple example of a Silverlight application using Lync, see How to: Publish Presence.

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