Skype for Business is coming to iOS

Soon Lync for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) will become Skype for Business. The change brings a fresh new look and simplified controls to all the features and functionality you already know.20151010sa2112-skype-for-business

We realize that you have some questions about what the change means for you. Read on!

Why the change?

This evolution combines the ease and familiarity of Skype with the communication and collaboration features of Lync and enables you to conduct your business through an enterprise-grade secure platform using the devices you already have.

What’s new in Skype for Business for iOS?

Skype for Business for iOS includes a new look and feel, at-a-glance view of your upcoming meetings and conversation history, easy call control, and other improvements. And, if your organization uses Skype for Business Server 2015, the ability to communicate with your Skype contacts using IM, audio call, and video call.

Will the update happen automatically?

A limited set of customers is participating in the technical preview. Those customers will receive an email notification with download instructions. Once the final release becomes available later this year, all Lync users, including technical preview participants, can go to the App Store to download it. (Technical preview participants should delete the preview version before installing the final release from the App Store.)

How can I participate in the technical preview program?

The technical preview program is now closed.

Does Skype for Business run on all versions of iOS?

Skype for Business runs on iOS 8.0 and later. If you’re using Lync on an earlier version of iOS, continue to use it.

I’m using Lync 2013 for iOS but my desktop has Skype for Business

The update to Skype for Business will be available through the App Store to all users with iOS version 8.0 or later. To see which version you have, tap Settings (Settings button on the iPhone and iPad) > General > About. Once the update is installed, your contacts and meetings will be there and will work just like they did in Lync. If you’re using an earlier version of iOS, you’ll continue to use Lync 2013.

I’m using Lync 2013 for iOS and my desktop also has Lync 2013

The update to Skype for Business will be available through the App Store to all users with iOS version 8.0 or later. To see which version you have, tap Settings (Settings button on the iPhone and iPad) > General > About. Once the update is installed, your contacts and meetings will be there and will work just like they did in Lync. If you’re using an earlier version of iOS, you’ll continue to use Lync 2013.

I’m using Lync 2010 for iOS and my desktop also has Lync 2010

You will not be able to update to Skype for Business.

I’ve never used Lync or Skype for Business on my iPhone or iPad. Where do I get it?

To use Skype for Business for iOS you need a Skype for Business or Lync account—typically the same user name and password you use when signing in at work or school. If you’re already using the desktop version of Skype for Business, then you have a Skype for Business account. Once the released version is available, you’ll be able to download it from the App Store. See Download, install, and sign in to Skype for Business for iOS devices for more information.

I don’t have an iPhone or iPad. Is Skype for Business available for Android or Windows Phone?

Skype for Business for Windows Phone is available now. See Download, install, and sign in to Skype for Business for Windows Phone 8.1 for details. Skype for Business for Android is now in technical preview. See Skype for Business is coming to Android for more information.

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[Source: Microsoft]

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