Last year, Microsoft announced plans to add a video function between Lync and Skype. And now, at last in Las Vegas conference, was first publicly demonstrated her work. This feature, along with others, is part of the updated platform for compounds Lync-Skype connectivity v2. Earlier, the exchange between Lync and Skype was limited to voice calls and sending text messages.
We believe that this release will be helpful for any business. Henceforth, the compound Lync-Skype includes video calls, enterprise-level security and best in class quality audio.
Barry also notes that this update will have a significant impact on communications between businesses and customers. The release of the updated platform is scheduled for this summer, will affect customers update for all operating systems, which was also demonstrated by the example of a client on Android.
All you need to connect with Lync users is the latest version of Skype. Simply sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account and you’re ready to add Lync users to your Skype contact list.
Currently, you can contact Lync users from Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Mac OS X, but we’ll add support for more platforms soon.
On the Lync’s side, the Lync-Skype connectivity is supported by Lync 2010 and Lync 2013, including any of the 2013 mobile clients.
Once you add Lync users to your Skype contact list in Skype for Windows desktop or Skype for Mac OS X, you’ll be able to:
- make voice calls to your Lync contacts
- instant message the Lync contacts
- see their Lync presence status
If your Lync contact is offline, you can call them on their mobile or landline. You’ll only need a little Skype Credit or a subscription.