Lync 2013

Lync has been on Windows Phone since around late 2011. As you may or may not know, Microsoft Lync is an instant messaging client that comes with Lync Server and Office 365. It’s used primarily in corporate environments and is therefore considered enterprise software. But we’re sure a handful of you reading this have jobs that rely on Lync from time-to-time, so you’re going to be happy to find out Lync 2013 has just been updated on Windows Phone. Let’s check out what’s new.

Lync 2013 launched this past March for Windows Phone 8. It brought basic functionality to Windows Phone 8 users that rely on Lync. This is what’s new in version 5.2 for Windows Phone:

  • Join a meeting even if you don’t have a Lync account
  • View more information about meeting participants
  • Support for certification and passive authentication
  • Pin a contact to your home screen for quick communication
  • Easily start a conversation with a group
  • Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program support 

While we don’t use Lync around here, the latest update seems to bring some nice features for users of the service. You can now join a meeting if you get invited to one, but don’t have an account. You’re also now getting more info about any participants in the meeting.

And believe it or not, you can now pin a Lync contact to your Start screen for faster communication. Use Lync 2013? Tell us what you think of the latest update below in the comments.

Lync 2013 is available for free on Windows Phone 8. You’ll of course need to be using Lync already to get anything out of it. If that’s you, grab it in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR codes below, or swipe to the right in our app. 

Thanks for the tip Ryan!

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