Skype for Business (formerly Lync 2013)
By Microsoft Corporation
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Skype for Business, formerly Lync 2013 for iOS, extends the power of Lync and Skype to your favorite mobile device: voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface.
Initiate a group IM or video conversation and invite additional participants
Join, rejoin and initiate a Skype for Business Meeting to communicate and collaborate on amazing ideas
Simultaneously view shared content and speaker's video during a conference
Control the meeting (mute or remove attendees) and know more about participants’ modalities
Look at your upcoming meetings and join via one click
Find your recent conversations and pick them up from where you left off
Search your contacts by name, email, or phone number
Enhanced security via Active Directory Authentication Library
Anyone can use the Skype for Business for iOS app when invited to a Skype for Business or Lync 2013 meeting. However, you must have a Skype for Business or Lync account in order to use (and enjoy) the full capability of the Skype for Business app. Also, some functionality might require an update to Lync or Skype for Business Server or might not be available to all users. If you’re not sure about your account status, please contact your IT department.
IMPORTANT: THIS SOFTWARE REQUIRES CONNECTIVITY TO VALIDLY LICENSED COPIES OF MICROSOFT LYNC OR SKYPE FOR BUSINESS SERVER OR OFFICE 365 / LYNC ONLINE / SKYPE FOR BUSINESS ONLINE AND WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT IT. UPDATES TO MICROSOFT LYNC SERVER OR SKYPE FOR BUSINESS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PROPER PERFORMANCE. SOME FUNCTIONALITY MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL COUNTRIES. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT YOUR COMPANY’S LICENSE TO AND/OR DEPLOYMENT OF LYNC OR SKYPE FOR BUSINESS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR IT DEPARTMENT. SKYPE FOR BUSINESS APP IS ONLY AVAILBLE FOR iOS 8.0 OR GREATER.
What's New in Version 6.15.1
General and performance improvements
Necessary and convenient tool for working remotely
Skype allows you to
-chat, send attachments in chat
-voice call co-workers
-screen share/remote control
Pros: convenience: it's intuitive and an he ran from multiple devices. Generally allows for virtualization in all common forms.
Cons: occasional drop outs on voice calls. Not a deal breaker at all, but needs to be noted. Cons = one star
Occasional software issues with screen sharing.
How could Skype improve:
Could be more full screen friendly at times (screen sharing option for comments on different screen). Could opt to email after me so many minutes of a missed communication. This may exist already, not sure. Could better integrate with one drive and share point for more automated file sharing (people use these services and need things to just work and allow them to do things quickly without concern for scale or initial disorganized communication). Could store links and attachment by category and allow users to use an attachment document library system. Could allow for quicker at a glance information from contacts (phone numbers, other basic info).
I really feel like this product feels finished now, but its' good to think about 5 years down the road.
Useless chat functionality!
The chat functionality is USELESS! Has anyone at Microsoft ever used Cisco Spark? Or even their OWN Teams app? The chat sessions are non-persistent in SFB. Every time I start a conversation with someone it makes a new thread. If I don't sign out of one device before signing in on another the chat history gets all screwed up. The preview for each chat window shows the first message in that thread, not the most recent. O365 is amazing and MS has made huge progress on so many of their mobile apps but this is an embarrassment!
Meetings and calls work well so I suppose that's with something but the chat functionality is so beyond broken it completely detracts from any of the positives of the app. Or really the platform as a whole since many of these issues plague the desktop app too.
One of the most in dispensable apps on my main start screen
Next to Outlook, Skype for business is one of the most used applications and services on my phone and my tablet. The performance of the application is very robust now and I've seen improvements release over release. I do run to the occasional challenge when moving from a Wi-Fi network to the cellular network to maintain a call, but I'm guessing that has more to do with the network management stack than it does with the application. Instant messaging works very well in a corporate environment.
- Category: Business
- Updated: Jun 11, 2017
- Version: 6.15.1
- Size: 217 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Microsoft Corporation
- © 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.