Lync 2013 for iPad
By Microsoft Corporation
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Lync 2013 for iPad extends the power of Lync to your mobile device – including voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface.
•View shared meeting content during a conference, on your mobile device
•Initiate a group conversation (IM or Video) or invite additional participants
•Join, rejoin and initiate a Lync Meeting to communicate and collaborate amazing ideas
•Control the meeting (mute or remove attendees) and know more about participants’ modalities
•Transfer your calls to another phone-number or another contact
•Pick-up your conversations from the point you ended them
•Join (and enjoy) a Lync Meeting even if you don’t have a Lync account
•Enhanced Security with Lync certificate and passive authentication
Anyone can use the Lync Mobile app when invited to a Lync 2013 meeting. However, you must have a Lync account in order to use (and enjoy) the full capability of the Lync Mobile app. Also, some functionality might require an update to Lync 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 SERVER OR OFFICE 365 / LYNC ONLINE AND WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT IT. UPDATES TO MICROSOFT LYNC SERVER 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, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR IT DEPARTMENT.
What's New in Version 5.6
Muting the iPad speaker isn't allowed while Lync is running, and this is bad.... Because this means that I can not log into a meeting with Lync (in order to view the slides up close on my mobile device and take screenshots) while I am in the meeting room with the presenter, or else a feedback loop is created:
Someone speaks remotely, the voice sound exits my iPad (this app prevents me from muting my iPad with Lync running), then this voice signal enters the conference room mic (which we can't mute or else the remote listeners can't hear us), and voilà a feedback loop is created as the voice re-exits the iPad, enters the conference phone, etc.
Also, and this is huge, you can't zoom in on the slides/content of a remote presenter on the ipad. Please app developers, try to build additional functionality to this app so that it can actually be useful.
There are many better app solutions that work better at the moment. Microsoft needs to move quickly or new businesses are going to get tired of this foot dragging as we transition to the post-PC future.
When your password changes this app will lock you out
Like most companies, every so often you have to change your password. When you do Lync doesn't realize it and hits your server enough times to lock you out of your network account. You didn't know it but it's already to late, the "first" attempt locks your account, and you uselessly keep putting in your new password to no avail. Apparently the workaround is to uncheck the remember me box. But there goes ease of use. In reality it should not try so many times so you get the chance to change your password.
Need to add speaker mute, but I have an easy workaround!
Like the other review were noted, you need to be able to mute the speakers to avoid a feedback loop if you're using a conference phone.
An easy workaround is to take a cheap pair of earphones, cut the 3.5 mm plug and plug it into your iPad. that will effectively mute your speakers and allow you to view slides while using a conference phone or other audio video device.
I do that all the time and it works great.
Other suggestions for developers:
- stability good, crashing bad.
- better bandwidth management,or compression for video.
- load a presentation for sharing via iPad (ppt, keynote, PDF). This is a tough one limited by the API.
- ability to see video and screen share at same time. Other webcast apps do this.
- this is for overall Lync: allow host to increase or decrease participant volume to make soft-talkers heard and normalize loud talkers.
- Category: Business
- Updated: Oct 17, 2014
- Version: 5.6
- Size: 27.4 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Microsoft Corporation
- © 2013 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.