Skype for Business app arrives on Windows Phone

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert on 07 July 2015
Skype for Business app arrives on Windows Phone

Windows Phone users can now get their hands on the new Skype for Business app.

Available now to download from the Windows Store, the Skype for Business app replaces Lync 2013 and is the latest development as part of Microsoft’s plans to rebrand its enterprise collaboration tool.

In the process of updating the app to reflect the Skype for Business brand, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to make a few other changes too.

Users will benefit from a new user experience, which Microsoft has said is more intuitive, new notifications, security enhancements, new emoticons and, as long as you’re running the latest server software, synchronised conversations across devices.

Those running the Lync 2013 app on a Windows Phone 8.1 device will automatically be upgraded to the new Skype app. Meanwhile Windows Phone 8.0 users will be able to continue to use the Lync 2013 or Lync 2010 app, which Microsoft has said will “remain compatible even if your organisation is running the new Skype for Business Server.”

This latest update follows the unveiling of new Skype for Business services last week, and the launch of the Skype for Business client for Windows, Skype for Business Server, and Skype for Business Online in Office 365 in recent months.

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