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After announcing plans to phase out Lync and replace it with a new Skype for Business product in 'early 2015', Microsoft will finally detail those changes next week in a live-streamed keynote.
A few months back, Microsoft announced that Lync would be rebranded as Skype for Business and thanks to a tip, we have a few shots of the updated chat service posted after the jump.
Microsoft's BJ Haberkorn from the Lync team broke the news this morning of the new feature update which allows cross-application video calling between users of Lync and Skype.
From Windows preview updates and the new Visual Studio, to Cortana everywhere, the rollout of Android 5.0, and a bit of Raspberry Pi, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Microsoft has announced that the next version of Lync will become Skype for Business, with a new UX featuring familiar Skype elements. The changes are due to come into effect in early 2015.
A Microsoft infographic shows how many of its products - including a Lumia 635, wireless speaker, two headsets, portable charger and more - you can get for less than half the cost of an iPhone.
Expanding their bug bounty program, Microsoft is now offering a minimum of $500 as a reward for exploits found in their online services such as Office 365, Outlook, Yammer and Lync.
Earlier this week, Microsoft's Office 365 service experienced a rather significant disruption that affected Lync Online and Exchange Online. Now, the company is explaining what has happened.
Microsoft has added support for running its business-themed Lynch messaging app for Android on tablet devices, along with a number of other new features and improvements.
Microsoft has released a new update to its Lync app for Windows 8, which includes a number of new features such as the ability to manage meeting participants individually or as a group.
Microsoft used its Lync Conference event in Las Vegas today to show off the first public demo of video calling between Lync and Skype clients.
Microsoft has updated its Lync apps for Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad devices, all of which add a way to share PowerPoint presentations within a Lync meeting along with other new features.
Digital Video Enterprises has announced the DVE Immersion Room, which allows for holographic versions of Windows 8.1 apps to be seen and interacted with in mid-air for conference room use.
Intel announced that its upcoming RealSense 3D camera, which will be integrated in a number of notebooks, will also add features for video calls made with Microsoft's Skype and Lync software.
Microsoft has released a new port of its Lync business messaging app specifically for Windows 8.1 with a number of features such as answering calls from the lock screen and more.
Microsoft has launched a new update for the Lync desktop client, adding new features such as a way to view photos of the sender and the receiver of chat messages and more.
Microsoft has offered a clarification on its recent software security advisory, narrowing down the software products are are affected by the exploits that are being used in some attacks.
Microsoft has issued a security advisory alerting the public to targeted attacks against Windows Vista, all versions of Lync, and other software products while providing a temporary fix.
Mark Gillett, the corporate vice-president for Microsoft's Skype division, is leaving the company, according to a new report, although there's no word on where he will be working next.
Microsoft has added a number of new features to the desktop version of Lync 2013, including the long awaited introduction of two-factor authentication to the business chat application.
Microsoft has released a new update for its Lync Windows 8 app with a number of new features including being able to join an online meeting even if the user does not have a Lync account.
Microsoft has announced that the Windows and Mac Skype desktop clients can now communicate with Lync user via IM and audio chats, with video chat support in the works.
We know that you are dying to know what communication platform the Obama team used to help win the 2012 election but the wait is over as Microsoft is touting that the team used Lync to communicate.
Microsoft has pushed out a new update for its Lync Windows 8 application, which adds some new buttons for faster access to Back, Search, Mute, and End Call along with other changes.
Microsoft's software prices are set to rocket within the workplace, while their Office 365 subscription price goes down. Say what you will, but Microsoft is really pushing a switchover for the future.
Microsoft have introduce their Lync client application for both Windows 8 and Windows RT, showing that Windows 8 can have its place in the enterprise market, allowing users to be just as productive.
Microsoft has announced it is developing a Lync app made especially for Windows 8 and Windows RT that will be available to download in late October, around the time of Windows 8's launch date.
It was only a couple days ago that it was rumored that Lync was about to land in the Windows Phone Marketplace and now the rumor has come true as the official app is available for download.
At Tech Ed in New Zealand, Microsoft has shown off their business messaging product, Lync Mobile for Windows Phone, which will also be coming to Android, iPhone and more.
Microsoft said on Monday that it has made a release candidate build of Lync available, the next generation of the company's unified communications software. Known previously as Communications Server, Communications Online and Communicator, the new Lync...