WP Lync Available for Download and How to try it

Finally the most awaited Lync for Windows Phone is available for all corporate who usually get late or meetings or client workshop which virtually removes the requirement for VPN. For those who haven’t heard, Lync is Microsoft solution for Web Meeting which includes voice, audio, MS Office Integration etc which recently is replacing the Live Meeting Platform.

Though this is not a competitor to Google Voice but if you consider Office 365 to be a working on similar lines as Google Docs, Lync is a very much doing the same thing.

The only thing missing right now is a strong windows phone integration where I can link contacts to their Lync Account and switch chats like we do between Facebook and SMS. We will have to see when the update hits.

Video Comparison with Android App

Features of the App 

  • Needs Lync Server or Office365/Lync Online account.
  • It can determine attendees availability and connect accordingly which can be via Email, Phone or IM.
  • Joining meeting will be the same as Live Meetings, If it is in your email, you can jumpstart and Lync Server will determine where is your best available.
  • Supports call using Lync Id and secured over transport layer security (TLS).

How to give it a try ?

  • Since this works with Office 365 which gives you a 30 day trial, You can signup for a trial and it will setup Lync for you.
  • Next login to your trail Office 365 to see if Lync is setup.
  • Once done use the same email which you get in trial to sign in your Lync for Windows Phone.
  • In this mode you can even add users. so if your friends have WP, you can add and try it out in real-time.
  • Make sure you don’t turn of Voice, File Transfer and external communication for any of the user to test Lync.
  • Once you have the app First time setup will need you to add your phone number and setup push notification.
  • Next you can connect and talk to people like any other messenger.

Screenshots :

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Ashish Mohta
A die-hard fan of Windows, PC Gaming, and Xbox. He is a seasoned content writer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a specialist in writing about Windows, software reviews, troubleshooting Windows, and automation.


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