Windows 8 Lync App Updated with Windows 8.1, 10 Support

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

Microsoft Lync, formerly known as Microsoft Office Communicator, is an instant messaging client used with Microsoft Lync Server or Lync Online. Microsoft has also released an official Windows 8 app in the Windows Store that has now received Windows 8.1 support
windows 8 app lyncWindows 8 and Windows 8.1 users that have installed the official Lync app use it to communicate with other Microsoft Lync Server or Lync Online user and they work as replacements for Windows Messenger in Microsoft Exchange Server. Now, I’ve noticed that the Lync app has received an updated that makes it compatible with Windows 8.1.

You can use the Lync Windows Store app to join a Lync Meeting, but you must have a Lync account already to enjoy all the advanced features and capabilities of the Lync app. Keep in mind that some features might not be available to you, depending on your Lync server and your account settings. For more information about your Lync account, please contact your support team. Lync Windows Store app is reimagined for the new Windows Experience and optimized for touch, providing fast and natural communication and collaboration tools. You can easily make audio and video calls, run online meetings, check your colleagues’ presence status, and send instant messages.

The release note brings the following new features, besides full Windows 8.1 support

  • Take control of shared screens, apps, or PowerPoint decks uploaded in Lync Meetings
  • Run Lync side-by-side with another app at any window size, when you need to work with another app at the same time
  • Answer audio and video calls quickly when your device is locked, without having to unlock it
  • Find your contacts faster, with a simple, in-app contact search
  • Enjoy the performance improvements of all the features

Read Also: Windows Live Messenger for Windows 8: Where is it?

The Windows 8.1 Lync app is used by professional and is considered like a “business instant messenger service”. By using the app, you can join Lync Meetings and take control of PowerPoint decks. Follow the link from below to download it on your Windows 8.1 tablet.

Download Lync for Windows 8

Lync alternatives for Windows 8.1, 10 users

Lync messenger can be found on Microsoft Store but it works only on Windows 8 right now (at least this is specified in its download page). However, if you were using it a lot, and upgraded to Windows 8.1 or 10, we have great news: this isn’t the only instant messaging app that you can use. We have some lists of various messaging software that might replace you Lync. Here are some of them:

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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