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 6.1.304
• More detailed presence information about your contacts
• Mobile access to your call forwarding settings
• Support for joining meetings with custom legal disclaimers
• Improved performance and fixes
The team that is working on this app must be the leftover developers they don't know what to do with. Syncing messages doesn't work. Having lync on my Mac which looks old and busted and then this app is just a bizarre approach to rebranding this service. Next, if someone is offline, the app doesn't send my messages. So there is no way to have a passive conversation.
Compared to using Skype it is pretty clear that this app is not Skype. I am completely baffled as to why they don't just find a way for Skype accounts and Microsoft business accounts live together in the proven, useful and clean Skype product.
This app is basically just not Skype. It's lync rebranded as skype and it's the same crappy, underdone (I mean, how can it be worse than aim, but it is) tool.
I was kind of excited for skype instead of lync but now I just don't plan to use anything related to this lync app at all. I have zero confidence that the team working on this can figure it out. Which is bizarre considering that Microsoft is on a huge upswing this year.
Just don't get it!
Really bad - so many glitches
I really thought when this moved from Lync to Skype for Business that they would fix everything but nothing has changed. The most annoying thing (at the moment) is when someone writes to you, it shows that you missed the message and shows the beginning of whatever was written but when you click on it to see the message it takes you to the page to write a message but doesn't show you what was already written. Just a waste of time.
Worthless for sharing desktop
Before this app changed from Lync to Skype for Business I could view the shared desktop of other people in the meeting. Now I cannot see the shared desktop on this app, even though the shared desktop is visible on Skype for Mac which confirms to me they are sharing. All I can see in this app is the participants list. Since viewing a shared desktop is the primary reason I used this app, it is now worthless to me. I wish I could give it zero stars.
- Category: Business
- Updated: Nov 16, 2015
- Version: 6.1.304
- Size: 120 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Microsoft Corporation
- © 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.