Lync Windows 8.1

Lync enables workers to stay connected via their mobile phone or supported device. With the app and service, employees can easily initiate conference calls, meetings and keep in touch all within the tightly controlled Microsoft Lync system for enterprise. It's a sweet solution should you require an enterprise communication service for employees.

Microsoft has now released Lync for Windows 8.1 for those who have updated their Windows 8 installations. 

So what's new in the Windows 8.1 version of Lync?

  • Take control of shared screens and apps during Lync meetings.
  • Run Lync side-by-side with another app at any window size - perfect for multitasking.
  • Answer both incoming audio and video calls on the lock screen.
  • Mute and controll volume from within the Lync client itself.
  • In-app contact search.

As well as the above list of new functionality, Lync for Windows 8.1 also bundles a number of improvements to the sign in experience, helping you remain connected. Check out the official announcement over on TechNet for the full list of changes.

You can download Lync from the Windows Store. If you're on Windows Phone, be sure to grab the respective release from the Windows Phone Store (QR code below - 2013 version).

QR: Lync 2013