Microsoft will rebrand Lync, its enterprise and business-themed messenging and online meeting service, as Skype for Business sometime in the first half of 2015. The name change will also include a "new client experience, new server release, and updates to the service in Office 365."
Microsoft said that the familiar icons found in the Skype messenger app for calling, adding video and ending a call will be part of the new Skype for Business. It added:
"We've added the call monitor from Skype, which keeps an active call visible in a small window even when a user moves focus to another application. At the same time, Skype for Business keeps and improves on all of the capabilities of Lync, including content sharing and telephony. For example, transferring a call now takes only one touch or click instead of three."
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