Microsoft has finally updated the Microsoft Lync app for the Android operating system. The new app now has a new interface which matches the native Android user interface, and of course, comes with new features. When the Redmond based software giant first released the Microsoft Lync app for Android back in 2011, the user interface was just horrible, and the features were not so awesome. And when compared to other mobile applications from the company, the first Microsoft Lycn for Android was just bad looking. But with the new Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android, the company has really done a great job.
The new app works the same way as the earlier version did. It still needs you to have a Lycn account, which makes a lot of obvious sense. You would not want to use a Lycn app on your smart phone or tablet is you do not have a Microsoft Lync account. And most importantly, in some cases, to make the server compatible with the new Microsoft Lycn 2013 Android app, you may need to install some updates to your Microsoft Lycn server. After everything is in place, you can take good advantage of your Exchange account on the go.
There are also some new and improved features on the Microsoft Lync 2013 app, and the following list of features is taken directly from the description of the app from the Google Play Store.
- View colleagues’ availability in real time and select the best way to communicate – initiating an instant message (IM), email, voice or video call.
- Connect to Lync Meetings with a single touch, without requiring long numeric passcodes or conference numbers.
- Forward or simultaneously ring calls to your Enterprise Voice (Lync ID) number so you’ll never miss a call.
- Lync 2013 for Android provides transport layer security (TLS) and perimeter/internal network protection without requiring a VPN, so your communications experience is safer no matter where you are or what network you use.
So, if you want to get this on your smart phone, just head over to Google Play Store and download it.
Source: Android Authority