Skype for Business for Windows Phone updated

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The Skype for Business client for Windows Phone received an update last night.

No major changes or additions (as far as I can see).
No changelog for the app at the Windows Store.

App version is now 6.3.1551.0

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Lync 2013 app for Windows Phone preparing for Skype for Business

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An update for the Lync 2013 app for Windows Phone was just released, taking the app to version 5.9.1371.0.

I noticed no major changes (could be quicker but I believe this is only wishful thinking…), however the app description states clearly that Lync will soon become Skype for Business:

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When the app is started there’s a one-time screen confirming a change is coming:

 

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Download the update from Windows Store.

 

 

Lync for Windows Phone update—more settings for voice calls – Office Blogs

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As published in the Lync blog today, Lync for Windows Phone has more settings for voice calls:

VoIP always—The device will use a Wi-Fi connection, if available, to place the call. If Wi-Fi isn’t available, the device will defer to the 3G/4G data plan and the Lync voice calls will be initiated over that connection.

VoIP over Wi-Fi only— The device will use a Wi-Fi connection, if available, to place the call. If Wi-Fi can’t be found, this setting instructs the Lync mobile service to connect you using Call via Workplacing a call to your phone first, then to the destination number.

Cellular—The Lync mobile service will directly place a call to your phone number using Call via Work and then complete the call to the destination.

Read the full article in the official Lync blog:

http://blogs.office.com/2014/12/10/lync-windows-phone-update-settings-voice-calls/

Windows Phone Lync 2013 App update – April 2014

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Woke up this morning with an update to the Windows Phone Lync app 🙂

This update brings the app to version 5.4.1087.0.

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First thing you can see is the GUI change. There’s no more a screen for your profile, instead, the user’s photo is on the right side of the screen, and touching will activate the user menu:

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You also have the option to see your favourites in a different screen:

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I must admit the app seems a little faster, but maybe it’s just wishful thinking.

Most sharing features work, such as PowerPoint, Program sharing and desktop sharing:

Polls, Whiteboard and Q&A cannot be viewed on this app.

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Download the app here.