Microsoft Releases Lync And Skype Windows Store App For Windows 8

Microsoft has recently released its two communication apps for Windows 8 in Windows Store for consumers and enterprise customers. The Lync integrates voice & video calls, Lync Meetings, presence and IM in a fast, fluid, easy-to-use app. Features

  • Communicate from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • Easily switch between IM, voice, or video or use all at once.
  • Stay connected to your colleagues with real-time status updates, rich presence information and fast and fluid contact list search and management.
  • Join Lync Meetings with a single touch and easily switch between IM, group video, and content views.
  • Stay connected while reducing resource consumption — Lync provides background and connected standby connectivity so you never miss an important conversation.
  • Use Windows search to find and communicate with your colleagues.
  • Snap view — Need to reference another app or website while using Lync? Lync can snap to the side of your screen so you can multi-task and use both apps at the same time.

Download it here.


  • Once you sign in, the app is always on without draining your device’s battery, so you can take calls any time.
  • Exchange instant messages with all your Skype, Messenger and contacts.
  • Call any phone quickly and easily from Skype.
  • All Skype-to-Skype video and voice calls are free.
  • Your messages are delivered straight to you no matter what you’re doing.
  • Snap your IM or video call window left or right so you can do more things while catching up.

 Download it here.