New Features Available for Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad Lync mobile apps

When we announced our latest Lync Online and Lync Server 2013 mobile clients earlier this year, we promised to update them on a regular basis to continue adding features that users and IT professionals want. I’m happy to share today that we’ve delivered our third update for Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad this year alone…

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Microsoft Lync 2013 Secures Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Certification

Yesterday on the Fire Hose blog, we announced Lync 2013 has achieved JITC certification for Voice, Video, and IM and Presence under the category of Unified Capabilities Collaboration Platform (UCCP). JITC certification ensures that software can connect to the DISN (Defense  Information Switched Network) having strict requirements on how software and hardware interoperates on its…

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Lync 2013 Mobile: Get more from your meetings

By Angela Chin, Program Manager, Lync Mobile Team The recent updates for Lync for Windows Phone and Lync for iPhone allow you to get more out of your meetings. Now you can view meeting content and manage meeting participants even when you’re on the go. Viewing meeting content When other participants in the meeting are…

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Guided walk-through for troubleshooting communication between Lync Online users and their federated contacts

Need help setting up communication between Lync online users and their federated contacts in other organizations? This guided walk-through — based on analysis of Microsoft Support cases — walks you through the essential steps. To assist you, we launched the Set up Lync Online external communications guided walk-through. Hop on over to the NextHop article for…

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New Lync features available to make meetings even better

By Shelly Marston, Technical Product Manager, Lync Customers often tell me that meetings are among the most valuable interactions they have, and that Lync’s ability to make online meetings as productive and immersive as in-person meetings is critical to their success. For example, Grant Thornton LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S. is…

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July 2013 Updates for the Lync 2013 Desktop Client

By Debbie Arbeeny, Lync Program Manager II Article updated 03/14/14. We are pleased to introduce several feature enhancements debuting in the July 2013 Updates for the Lync 2013 desktop client. The new and enhanced features are targeted at making your meeting experience run more smoothly while allowing more robust collaboration between participants.  By adding more…

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The Lync Windows Store App keeps getting better!

By Phil Garding, Sr Program Manager, Lync Many thanks to all who have downloaded the Lync Windows Store app on your Windows 8 devices! An extra thank you to those who took the time to write a review and give us feedback. We are listening and working hard to add the features you want, fix problems…

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Take Back Your Presence

Remember when presence was an indicator of your availability to communicate?   It was empowering to know that you could control interruptions and be ready to collaborate with others if they needed you.    Fast forward to the era of…Perma-Busy!   I am not really sure how it came to be, but a growing number of people are…

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Lync-Skype connectivity available today

By BJ Haberkorn, Director Lync Product Marketing We are thrilled to announce the availability of Lync-Skype connectivity for Lync customers around the world. This marks our first important step in extending Lync’s unified communications capabilities to the hundreds of millions of people who use Skype. This combination enables Lync customers to take advantage of the…