Microsoft Lync for Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad adds PowerPoint sharing support

Along with its Windows desktop client and its Modern UI Windows 8.1 counterpart, Microsoft also makes its business-themed Lync messaging and meeting client available for mobile platforms such as Windows Phone and iOS. This week, the company released new updates for both of those operating systems, adding an interesting new feature to the mix.

A Microsoft blog post reveals that the 5.3 versions of Lync for Windows Phone, iPhone and iPad now give their users a way to view PowerPoint presentations during an online meeting. This new addition should be a welcomed one as many businesses that use Lync for online chats also utilize Office software and we suspect that PowerPoint slides will be a regular sight in those meetings from now on.

The Lync update for Apple's iPhone and iPad also fully supports the new iOS 7, according to Microsoft, although there are no other details on exactly what that means. Microsoft releases separate Lync versions for the iPhone and iPad. The Windows Phone Lync update adds a way to control the app with voice commands. Users can now speak into their smartphone with the app running to join a Lync meeting and can also play a voicemail in the app.

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I so wish Lync & SharePoint were a little bit cheaper. We're going to be implementing Dynamics CRM over the next 18 months and I would love to play with this interoperability but it is SO damned expensive, I can't see us rolling out anything more than the CRM

Omg awesome! Now I can finally view presentations during conferences calls while out on the road (which I normally have to do from home or in the office), so this is great

Lync 2010 and 2013 have different backends. You need to have a Lync 2013 server to use the 2013 app, and a 2010 server to use the 2010 app.

I really do like how all of the Microsoft products are coming together. They have the most services and capabilities of any of the tech companies and if they integrate them right, they will be the best.

Drewidian said,
I really do like how all of the Microsoft products are coming together. They have the most services and capabilities of any of the tech companies and if they integrate them right, they will be the best.

They need to be more aggressive about this.