Ever since the Lync to Skype migration, iOS users have been forced to use the Lync App on their iOS devices, with hopes that the newer Skype For Business app would arrive for them. On Wednesday, Microsoft delivered on that promise, with Skype For Business on iOS.
The new Skype For Business app for iOS is aimed for businesses, and replaces the dated Lync app for the enterprise. The publicly available app also fixes a number of bugs, and sign-in issues that users were getting with Lync 2013 on iOS 9.
Joining Meetings & Meeting Experiences
Now, the Skype For Business app gets an updated dashboard where the entire world takes place for users. It allows users to search their global address, see recent conversations, and glance at upcoming appointments, all from one main area of the app.
Meetings have gotten a major overhaul as well, and full-screen video comes with it. Now, larger buttons allow users to mute during meetings, and add participants during the call. Users can also simultaneous view content being shared and on the speakers video.
Enhanced Security & How To Get It
Skype For Business on the iOS platform also includes the latest in Active Directory Authentication Library authentication. Admins can support multi-factor authentication if they wish, and makes the ADAL security system safer than ever before.
Users can download the universal app from the iTunes Store now. iPhone users who use Lync 2013 will get the upgrade automatically, but iPad users with Lync 2013 will have to manually download it. It’s a great app and will feature more soon.
Skype For Business is finally here for iOS. Now, enterprises can enjoy Skype For Business, and replace the dated Lync in their companies.