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Skype for Business Preview Available For iOS And Android

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Microsoft has announced that its Skype for Business, formerly known as Microsoft Lync will now be available for iOS and Android users as well. Skype for Business was made available for desktop earlier this year and its Windows app was unveiled last month.

There are major changes made by Microsoft in the user interface of mobile versions of Skype for Business. Users can now find their contacts, conversations and upcoming meetings on a single dashboard and they can also view content and incoming video simultaneously.

There are larger buttons for mute, add participants and managing the overall call as well as large video screen for enhanced video calling experience.

People who are already using Lync 2013 app on their android or iOS will get the update automatically “later this year”, wrote Jared Goralnick, principal group program manager for the Skype for Business team in a blog post announcing the preview.

He further added that Skype for Business mobile apps would work for anyone on Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015 and Skype for Business Online. Also,  IT administrators in business organizations can sign up for the preview program at a dedicated preview page by this Friday and can nominate upto 4 users for Android and iOS each.


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