Microsoft continues to demonstrate their commitment to a post-Windows philosophy releasing Skype for Business on Android today. The enterprise communication tool previously called Lync is Microsoft’s flagship product for Unified Communication — aka, Voice, Chat, Presence, Screen Share, Collab etc… The mobile app focuses on mobility with a list of features and functions that make it easy to find contacts, schedule and manage meetings in addition to enhanced security and authentication.
SFB on Android has been in preview for awhile so it’s nice to see it finally drop some gold code.
Skype for Business on Android
Here are a few release notes from Microsoft on the release:
New Features in Skype for Business on Android
Tailored for on-the-go scenarios
A new dashboard design brings the contact search bar, your upcoming meetings and most recent conversations to one place. Simply tap the Quick Join icon to the right of your appointment name to join your meetings with one touch, or tap the name of the meeting to see its details. Your recent conversations are at your fingertips, no matter which device you had the conversation on. Additionally, full-screen video as well as larger call-control buttons to mute and add participants to a meeting make it easy for you to collaborate on the go.
Better contact management
The contact search bar allows you to search your Global Address List by name, email or even a phone number. You can also easily search for a contact within your organized Skype for Business groups and add or remove a contact.
Skype for Business app for Android is now available from the Google Play Store. If you are running an older version such as Lync 2013, depending on your device settings configured by your IT org., you will be upgraded automatically.