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
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:
When the app is started there’s a one-time screen confirming a change is coming:
Download the update from Windows Store.
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 Work—placing 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:
Woke up this morning with an update to the Windows Phone Lync app 🙂
This update brings the app to version 5.4.1087.0.
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:
You also have the option to see your favourites in a different screen:
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.
Download the app here.