Microsoft Lync, Lync updates, Lync news

If you’re using Microsoft’s Lync on Windows Phone, you’ll be happy to know that it’s now easier than ever for you to make and receive calls via the business oriented communication app.

The latest update for the Lync 2013 Windows Phone business messaging app adds support for taking and receiving voice calls via a cellular network for the first time.

Of course, the new update also includes the same features of Lync for Windows Phone that we’ve come to enjoy, including:

  • View shared meeting content during a conference, on your mobile device
  • Initiate a group conversation (IM or video) or invite additional participants
  • Join, rejoin, and initiate a Lync Meeting to communicate and collaborate amazing ideas
  • Control the meeting (mute or remove attendees)
  • Transfer your calls to another phone number or another contact
  • Pick up your conversations from the point where you ended them last
  • Join (and enjoy) a Lync Meeting even if you don’t have a Lync account
  • Enhanced security with Lync certificate and passive authentication

Lync has is being rebranded to Skype for Business and will soon have a QR code available on the Skype page. For now, you can download it directly from the Windows Phone Store.

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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