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 6.10.1
With this release, we are excited to bring you seamless integration of your business calls on your iOS 10 device:
• Answer Skype for Business calls with a single swipe from the lock screen: just like a cellular phone call
• Have uninterrupted business conversations with the ability to choose between Skype for Business and a cellular call
• Performance and stability improvements
Overall the app is great, but there are some inconsistencies and glitches that prevent it from being 5 stars.
First, if the app is killed using the multitasking/app killing feature in iOS, the app fails to receive notifications and calls. This really makes the app useless unless you are logged in constantly with the app running.
Also, I've noticed a fairly significant lag between when messages are updated between the mobile and desktop versions. Sometimes it works quickly, and other times it doesn't update at all and I can't see previous conversations.
What I do use the app for is the occasional message I need to send to a colleague if I'm out and about, or for dialing in to Skype conference calls every once in a while if I'm not in the office. Other than that, the inconsistencies really make the app a last ditch resort
Extremely happy with this business app
This app works perfect switching to my phone and then back to my desk Work great. This makes it great for me to communicate with employees that are not only at the company that are also on the road on their devices
Good but some glitches
The app is good and works well for the IT and office use that we have it for. However, I do not like that it keeps conversations separate rather than grouped. I also wish it could determine if the messages were seen on the computer so that it would mark the items as read.
- Category: Business
- Updated: Nov 23, 2016
- Version: 6.10.1
- Size: 213 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.