Lync 2013 for Windows Phone app just got updated to v5.9.1371.0 in Windows Phone Store. This is minor update with no new features. Soon Lync for Windows Phone will become Skype for Business. The change brings a fresh new look and simplified controls to all the features and functionality you already know.
What’s New in Skype For Business in Windows Phone?
- If you’re a regular user of the consumer version of Skype, then Skype for Business will seem very familiar: the Contacts list, presence indicators, buttons and icons, and even the app sounds should make you feel right at home.
- Of course, all the essential Lync features are still there—like the Quick Actions buttons, which let you IM or call a contact (and more) with just two taps. In the conversation window, chat text is formatted so you can easily see who’s talking.
- Skype for Business now includes the same set of emoticons found in the consumer version of Skype.
- All Skype for Business data stored locally on the phone—for example, recent conversations, voice mails, pictures and user settings—is now encrypted.
- If your organization is using Skype for Business Server 2015, you’ll see better integration between Skype for Business for Windows Phone and your other devices, and the ability to communicate with users of the commercial version of Skype.
- Windows phone conversation sync Your recent conversations are now automatically synchronized across devices. You can see all your conversations, regardless of whether they took place on your desktop or mobile device. This allows you to continue a recent conversation or respond to missed IMs—wherever you are.
- Improved IM reliability When you receive an IM on your mobile device, it’s automatically accepted even if you miss the alert.
- Communicate with Skype contacts If you have Skype users in your contact list, you can communicate with them via IM, audio call, or video call.
You can download the client in the Windows Phone Store here.