Microsoft Lync mobile clients close to release

Microsoft is apparently only a few days away from launching its previously announced mobile clients for its Microsoft Lync enterprise communications tool. ZDNet.com reports that a source in Italy reported that he heard at a Lync-only event that the Windows Phone version of Microsoft Lync will be available to download from the Windows Phone Marketplace on December 12. Microsoft has yet to confirm that launch date.

Microsoft has already said it has plans to release mobile versions for Microsoft Lync before the end of the year. It showed off the Lync Mobile client for Windows Phone at a tech conference in New Zealand back in August. At the time Microsoft said that the application would be released for Apple's Phone and iPad devices, along with Android and Symbian operating systems.

As mentioned, Lync is designed to be a software program that offers businesses and enterprise customers a number of instant messaging, VOIP and conferencing features. The service is supposed to offer businesses more features than Skype, Microsoft's newly acquired VOIP messaging service that's geared more for consumers.

For those of you that are wondering what differences there will be in the various Lync Mobile versions, Netherlands consultant Sebastiaan Poels has created a comparison chart showing which features are supported on which operation system. Based on looking at the chart, it looks like Android users get the short end of the stick as that version is missing several features that will be a part of the other mobile clients.

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I know this is the wayest-off of topics, but given that they already have LINQ as a technology, I still think calling it Lync was a bad idea

Majesticmerc said,
I know this is the wayest-off of topics, but given that they already have LINQ as a technology, I still think calling it Lync was a bad idea

I agree. I like the Lync name, and LINQ serves its purpose, but asking for linqhelp using lync just sounds funny.

greenwizard88 said,

I agree. I like the Lync name, and LINQ serves its purpose, but asking for linqhelp using lync just sounds funny.

They probably didn't call Linq as LIQ cause it sounds like leak but its my favorite technology nevertheless as a programmer, did Lync Came after, wasn't it?

S3P€hR said,

They probably didn't call Linq as LIQ cause it sounds like leak

... or Lick.

/fond of both LINQ and Lync

lync has a nice api also. one of the demo projects is a vs2010 plugin that is lync aware and it allows you to do code sharing and editing. theres also "IMExpert" bot from MS Research that is fairly sweet also.

pretty cool.

we use lync at work, so would be nice to call people in the US without racking up massive phone bills

tsupersonic said,
This would be a pretty useful app for me as we use Communicator at work. I hope they upgrade us to Lync soon

Same for me.