Lync 2013, the messaging client for enterprise customers on Lync Server or Office 365 subscribers, has just been updated. The Windows Phone app extends the power of Lync to your smartphone bringing voice and video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features.

The latest version 5.3.1037.0 brings two major updates to the app.

  • View shared PowerPoint presentation during a Lync Meeting.
  • Control Lync with your voice - Join a meeting and play a voice mail.

For the brief time I spent with the app, in a test meeting, viewing the shared PowerPoint presentation worked quite well -- on WiFi as well as 3G. Let us know your experience with these new features in Lync 2013. 

While anyone can use the Lync app when invited to a Lync 2013 meeting, you must have a Lync account in order to use the full capability of the app. If that’s you, you can download or update the free app for Windows Phone 8 devices from the Windows Phone Store.

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