Microsoft today announced the preview of Skype for Business apps for Android and iOS. The company states that the preview apps include a new dashboard for easy navigation of your contacts, calls and meetings, and updated the In-Call and In-Meeting experience. Here are some other features for Skype for Busines preview apps for Android and iOS:
- Contact search bar—Search your Global Address List by first name, last name, email alias or even a phone number! On iOS, your phone contacts are also included in the search.
- Upcoming appointments—Here you can see your current and next meetings in your calendar. You can either click through to read more about the meeting or click the Quick Join icon to join the meeting right away.
- Recent conversations—Makes it easy to refer back to your most recent chats, phone calls and meetings.
To join the preview, here’s what you’ll have to do:
To participate in the preview, IT administrators can visit www.skypepreview.com to nominate up to four end users for iOS and four for Android to participate in the preview. Please apply by Friday, August 14, 2015 to be considered in our first batch of participants. We will begin notifying IT admins via email of their acceptance starting the week of August 17, 2015.
If you’re not able to join the preview, Microsoft says the new Skype for Business app will be available as an update for the Lync 2013 app on your iOS and Android device later this year. For those wondering, a Windows Phone app for Skype for Business is already available and you can download it here.
Thanks for the tip, Rod T.