Lync app for Windows 8 updated, comes with several new features

Lync App

Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Lync app for Windows 8 and Windows RT, adding minor bug fixes and performance improvements. Microsoft has also added several new features to the app via the new update.

“This is Lync reimagined for the new Windows Experience and optimized for touch: providing fast, natural, hands-on control of your communications. Lync meets all your communication and collaboration needs: integrating voice and video calls, Lync Meetings, presence and IM in a fast, fluid, easy-to-use app,” the app description reads.

So what’s new in this update? Lync users can now join meetings even without a Lync account. Users can see their Outlook meeting schedule and join Lync Meetings directly from Lync. Users can also present PowerPoint files and even preview the slides privately while someone else is presenting. Lync users can see their contacts and start conversations from Snapped view in Windows 8. The update also adds better accessibility for high contrast modes and screen readers.

Hit the download link to snag the app or update the app via the Windows Store.

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