Lync, Skype, Microsoft

After resolving a large complaint regarding its Skype calling and messaging service just days ago, Microsoft seems intent on turning its attention to its other messaging property: Lync.

At its Lync Conference this week in Las Vegas, Microsoft demoed plans to add Lync for Android tablets.

Video conferencing between Lync and Skype will help improve communications between businesses and their customers

In addition, Microsoft also demonstrated cross-platform video conferencing between Lync and Skype, resolving one major issue that’s existed since Microsoft linked the two services last May. Voice calling between Skype and Lync has actually been available since May last year, but isn’t ready for public usage.

Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President for Lync and Skype Engineering, demoed the service on stage at Microsoft’s second annual Lync conference in Las Vegas. The new compatibility between the two platforms will undoubtedly help business professionals more easily stay in contact with their consumers across both voice and video calls.

The feature is said to be launching “later this year” while Lync for Android will be available sometime this summer.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at