Skype for Business

Earlier this week we posted word, via a private report sent to Windows Central, that Microsoft was planning to launch the Skype for Business app for Windows Phone on Friday, May 15. Now, the same source for that report has sent us word that the app's launch has been delayed until June 1.

Our tipster did not have any word on why the app's launch was delayed by about two weeks, but it appears that it will still be available ahead of the iOS and Android versions, which have no launch dates set yet.

Skype for Business is a rebranding of Microsoft's Lync business messaging service, and that name change started earlier this year on the desktop. In April, the Skype for Business Windows Phone app was spotted on the Store as an internal test from Microsoft.

Once it is released, the Skype for Business app will offer companies "voice and video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface."