The Windows Phone Marketplace is getting better lately. I know I have complained about the lack of niche apps but give it time, the Windows Phone Marketplace is getting bigger and I won’t have anything to complain about eventually.
An app that a smaller group of Windows Phone users and potential new users have been waiting on is Lync. Lync is a Microsoft platform that enables a secure communications platform for business. Like an Exchange server, Lync requires a server and license for the company to deploy the services. Lync is a single platform that provides an internal chat client that is secure, audio video conferencing services, VOIP, and more and it integrates well with other Microsoft products like Exchange Server.
According to WP Central, an official Lync client for Windows Phone 7 has been released and is available in the Windows Phone Marketplace now. Be aware, this app requires a Lync Server or Office365/Lync Online account and will not work without it.
Lync 2010 for Windows Phone extends the power of Lync to your mobile device – including rich presence, instant messaging, audio conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface.
- 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.
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