February 2014 Update for the Lync Desktop Client

Nikolay Muravlyannikov, Lync Program Manager II Debbie Arbeeny, Lync Program Manager II Tim Woo, Lync Technical Product Manager It has been a year since Lync 2013 was released for general availability and the Lync team is truly thrilled at the progress of the product and all the enhancements we have brought to market. In the…

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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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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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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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Here’s how we’ve improved the Windows Store Lync App!

by Phillip Garding, Senior Program Manager, Lync Team One of the things we announced at Lync Conference was our first update for the Lync Windows Store app. We spent the last few months talking to customers and reading your Store reviews. We heard lots of feedback on what you liked and what you didn’t. We…

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Finding Call Handling Features in Lync 2013

Call handling options are displayed differently in Lync 2013 than in Lync 2010.  With the new “hover” experience, you can find your call controls by hovering over different icons to display a menu.  Let’s take a look at the Lync 2013 call handling options. Muting yourself: While in a call, you can mute yourself by clicking…

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Lync 2013: Videoconferencing with Gallery View

How many times have you been in a conference call and thought, “Gee-hmm, I wonder how my manager is reacting to this?”  Or, “Does my colleague really mean what he says?” Well, now there’s a solution for that!  The Lync 2013 client gives you a “big picture” view of your conference, so you can feel…

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Picture This

Dear Mr. Presence, I love the contact details and presence information that Lync provides to me about all my colleagues!  However, sometimes I’d just like to see someone’s face to remind me who they are before I call them.  Is there a way to see someone’s picture in Lync?  And how can I control my…

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Staying Active

Dear Mr. Presence, Microsoft Lync has a great status note that I can set to let others know about my status.  Often times, though, I just want to know what is going on with others in my team.  Is there a way to view everyone’s note, with the most recent first? -Actively Engaged    …

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