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Skype for Business hits Android

Skype for Business is now available on Android via Google Play Store
Skype for Business on Android
After a preview program that lasted for a few months, the new Skype for Business app is finally available in the Google Play Store.

Microsoft's Skype for Business team announced yesterday the official launch of the Skype for Business Android app. The preview program lasted a few months and helped the team gain valuable feedback from users taking part in it, using their input to deliver a polished product for everyone. 

According to the team's post on the official Office Blogs, these are the highlights of the Android version of this notorious instant messaging client formerly known as Microsoft Office Communicator and Microsoft Lync:

  • optimized for on-the-go scenarios - join meetings with one touch, larger call-control buttons 
  • improved contact management - Global Address List search by name, email, or phone number
  • enhanced authentication and security options - modern token-based authentication, credentials not stored on the users' devices

While the Skype for Business app for Android can be obtained from the Google Play Store, current users of Lync 2013 will be automatically updated based on their settings. Microsoft promises new features to the app and regular updates, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-12-17 (Update: 2015-12-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.