Lync update for Windows Phone, iOS 7 lets you view shared PowerPoint presentations

The latest release of Lync mobile for Windows Phone and iOS 7 devices adds the ability to view shared PowerPoint presentations, lets Windows Phone users control Lync using voice commands, and aligns the Lync Mobile app with the look and feel of iOS 7, writes Barak Manor on the Lync Team Blog.

The new features are now available for download in their respective app stores. A Lync mobile update for Android is on its way as well, due out in the next few months, Manor says.

The ability to upload PowerPoint presentations into Lync Meeting is something that many users prefer to do rather than share their desktops in order to enable easier navigation through slides and animations, or to bring up thumbnails quickly, he writes.

For Windows Phone, the open speech API has made it possible for the Lync team to add Voice Control for joining Lync meetings, showing upcoming meetings and playing or showing voicemails, among other things. Voice Control can be activated by holding down the Start key and using commands such as “Lync, join my next meeting,” or “Lync, show my voicemail.” (You can see other commands on the Lync Team Blog.)

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The new look of Lync for iOS 7, as shown on the iPad.

To read more about these exciting changes, head over to the Lync Team Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff