Lync app being released for WP7, other platforms “in the coming weeks”

Kirk Gregersen, senior director for Lync in Microsoft’s Office division, said Lync for Windows Phone 7 is still coming this calendar year.

Lync has been a sleeper hit for Microsoft, seeing rapid enterprise adoption by providing a number of collaborative services, including messaging, videoconferencing, presence, and microblogging.

The next big update is a patch that will allow desktop users to make Internet calls directly from within Lync to any landline or mobile device in collaboration with VoIP specialist Jah Jah. The service will eventually integrate with Skype also.

The Lync client will also be rolling out for Android and iPhone, and will work for both Mango and NoDo handsets

"We want to be where our users are," said Gregersen.

Read more at Information Week.