Microsoft Announces Updates to Lync Services

Brittany Vincent

Microsoft adding Android support and free Skype calls for businesses

Lync is a universal communication tool that many an office employs for daily usage, and this week was an important chapter in the client's life cycle. At Microsoft's Lync conference, announcements were made about the program that should have users who rely on the messenger excited for what's to come.

Microsoft (via TechRadar ) is adding an Android Lync client to the fold, completing the plethora of platforms you can already get it on, like Windows Phone, Windows, and iOS. Furthermore, businesses will be able to offer free Skype calls to their customers, as well as allowing HD video calls from Lync to Skype. Last but not least, voice calls and large meetings will be coming to Lync Online.

It's all in a bid to further Microsoft's "Universal Communications" initiative, and some of these updates will be arriving by the end of June or by later this year. These alterations make sense in the context of Microsoft's Skype acquisition, and it'll be interesting to see what changes come from it in the future.

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