Lync 2013 for desktop gets new features, including support of high-resolution monitors

There have been four major updates to the Lync 2013 Desktop Client since it was released a year ago, including new features such as Q&A manager, embedded IM images, Lync Meeting recording options and spellcheck. The February update adds three more features: the ability to toggle pictures of sender/receiver, support of high-resolution monitors, the ability to transfer files and pictures in a Persistent Chat room and the ability to toggle pictures of sender/receiver in an IM conversation.

Screens on new 4K Ultra HD monitors and notebooks offer an incredible display, but also present some visual challenges, the Lync team says in a blog post. When users increase resolution, it “inherently decreases the size of each pixel,” which then means content on the display appears smaller. “Previously, icons in Lync could have looked fuzzy and pixelated in these high resolutions, but with the February update, the team has addressed this issue with support for 200 percent DPI scaling.”

To read more about this and the other feature updates, head over to The Lync Team Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff