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 6.6
We are excited to bring some key new features with this update:
• Enhanced Skype meeting experience: you can now upload a PowerPoint presentation to a meeting and present it right from your phone or tablet, letting you run your meetings on the go
• Group communication: search for an existing distribution group and initiate an instant message, or an audio/video conversation with the group
• Directly open your Outlook calendar from the Skype for Business meetings tab
• General and stability improvements
Absolutely Does Not Work
Zero stars isn't an option so I picked 1 star. I set up a group video meeting. I started my meeting on my laptop and tested everything on my end as the presenter. I have the Skype for Business app on my iPhone and iPad Mini. The info says anyone can join and they don't have to have a Skype account. This is not exactly true. If they are joining the meeting on a mobile device, they are forced to download the app. They don't have to have a Skype account but they are forced to use the Skype for Business app. This is a problem for people who don't have enough storage, for example. Then, if they were able to join the meeting, they couldn't get the video feature to work, so they couldn't see the class (which is important for a demo class). We tried for close to an hour to get anyone connected and never got anyone to join the class with audio and video. I couldn't even join as an anonymous guest from a mobile device in my lap while sitting next to my router and using my laptop to present. So frustrating. I won't be trying it again. Not worth the hassle and aggravation. This app did NOT go through QA.
FANTASTIC TOOL! INDISPENSABLE
I travel pretty much nonstop so being chained to a desk or even a laptop is not feasible. The Skype for Business app has allowed me to connected and productive no matter where I happen to be worldwide. WiFi provides the best experience and cellular provides fantastic conference calling. I Bluetooth to my car audio system and enjoy hours of uninterrupted calls while I move city to city. I can see who is connected, muted, etc. If I need to see a slideshow or shared document all I need to do is pull over near free Wi-Fi and I get the full functionality.
Simplest functions not met
I'm not asking for much but how can such a well known product not meet the simplest of functions?? When you miss a message you can't see the full message in the preview. If I'm in a chat with someone and someone else sends me a message, forget it because when I go that missed message and open it, the missed message isn't there! There are multiple reviews that say this so why haven't you done anything about it? It's ridiculous. And you can't delete multiple messages. I... I don't understand :(
- Category: Business
- Updated: Jul 12, 2016
- Version: 6.6
- Size: 129 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 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.