Microsoft Lync Mobile 2010 now available to download for Windows Phone

By Tom Warren, on 12th Dec 11 10:24 am with 9 Comments

Microsoft delivered Lync Mobile 2010 for Windows Phone on Monday.

Microsoft’s Lync Mobile application will come in a variety of applications for the top mobile ecosystems. Microsoft will also release a Lync mobile application for iOS, Android and BlackBerry simultaneously within the next few days. The application includes instant messaging and the ability to see the prescence of co-workers. The app is a free download from the Windows Phone marketplace.

Microsoft’s Lync 2010 provides a single platform that integrates various means of communication in the world of business. Known previously as Communications Server, Communications Online and Communicator, the new Lync branding brings together the products and now includes Lync Web App, and Lync Online. Lync 2010 unifies enterprise voice, instant messaging and web, audio and video conference – all within the same user experience and back-end infrastructure. Microsoft first demonstrated its next generation Office Communicator in June this year. The software Released to Manufacturing on October 28 and was released to businesses on December 1. Microsoft Lync 2010 contains several new features including activity feeds, contact card changes and 720p HD webcam video over Lync. Office Communications Server (now re-branded Microsoft Lync Server 2010) is used at large businesses and corporations for employee internal instant messaging. It’s the business version of Microsoft’s popular Windows Live Messenger.

Microsoft recently launched a Mac version of its Lync client. Lync for Mac 2011 is available to customers as part of the Office for Mac 2011 Volume Licensing SKU, Office for Mac Standard 2011 or Microsoft’s other licensing programs. Microsoft also offers businesses the opportunity to purchase standalone licences. Microsoft’s Xbox console will also be updated to include support for video conferencing between Lync and Kinect video. Microsoft is also expected to bridge Skype to Lync after its $8.5 billion acquisition deal was approved by the European Commission recently.

Microsoft’s Lync Mobile app includes the following features:

  • View colleagues’ availability in real time and select the best way to communicate – initiating an instant message (IM), email, or a phone call.
  • Connect to Lync conference calls with a single touch, without requiring long numeric passcodes or conference numbers.
  • Make and receive calls using your Enterprise Voice (Lync ID) number only, so you can connect with others using a single, consistent identity.
  • Lync 2010 for Windows Phone provides transport layer security (TLS) and perimeter/internal network protection without requiring a VPN, so your communications experience is safer no matter where you are or what network you use.

You can download Lync 2010 mobile from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

  • salonerkeği

    With this and integrated Office, I can imagine that a camera-free Lumia 800 could be a sales hit in the German automotive industry. Thousands of people are still using camera-free E51s here.

  • Wourelia

    Just downloaded it… This is one sexy application

  • Anonymous

    It’s been a long wait, but if Skype works as well as Lync, and is baked into Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and an App in XBox, it could really be a HUGE Ecosystem Hit. MS should even roll out a “basic” version for IOS and Android, but keep the best features and functionality in their own ecosystem. 

    I saw the comparison charts for Lync features and functionality for IOS, WP7.5, and Android and I felt that they made it too functional for their competitors. MS should give its competitors basic features and functionality, but always keep the best features and integration in your own ecosystem, otherwise you just give them another reason there is no need switch.

  • Joel Job

    What a pathestic presentation. Why don’t you organise beforehand with the people you planning to IM, now it looks like it is not working. Flip MS, get decent presenters.

  • Anonymous

    I cant find the app through the Zune software.  Due to my 200MB AT&T plan, I try to use Zune software to download apps since I cannot connect to the secure wifi at my company.  Does anyone else think it seems MS isn’t investing much into Zune software integration anymore? I can’t even figure out a way to re-download apps through Zune that I uninstalled.

    • Anonymous

      Can’t you connect to a wifi to sync/download/re-install & update?  The zune software does leave something to be desired, a re-install button should be a must.

      I can’t believe ATT still has that 200mb plan, what a joke

    • Anonymous

      Connecting to wifi isn’t a good option for me while I’m at work.  Even if I could connect to wifi though, the Zune software ought to be able to handle simple tasks, like re-installing apps.  OTA downloads are great and all, but sometimes its nice to manage things through my computer.

      I stick with the 200MB plan over the 2GB plan because I have never gone over 200MB yet.  One month I came close.  When I am at home or a friends place, I am using wifi and when I am out on the road or shopping, all I use is Bing maps and search.  A few years back I use to think data plans would get better and cheaper.  Boy was I wrong, hahahaha.

  • brad

    ok, having problems loggin in!  What am i supposed to use for the login?

  • Rainbow64

    Has anyone a suggestion how to deploy this Lync 2010 mobile client to 100 wp7 phones within 24 hours?