There is finally an official Microsoft branded app for connecting to your companies Microsoft Lync communications server on iOS. A week after a bunch of other Microsoft apps arrived for iOS and Android, Microsoft has released versions of the Lync 2010 client on iPhone and iPad. You can find the iOS app here. Previously if you wanted to connect to a Microsoft Communicator or Microsoft Lync server, you would have to use a third party app like iDialog, which was pretty good as well.
Both versions are free, just as they are for Windows Phone and Android. The Lync app requires a corporate connection to Lync 2010 Server or Lync Online. Lync Online is part of Office 365.
I personally think this is a great move by Microsoft, a giant software company, extending its line of applications onto other platforms. Hopefully this will be a continuing trend and prove beneficial to Microsoft.
Here are some of the other apps that Microsoft has recently released:
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