Say your goodbyes to Lync now, Mac users. Microsoft announced Tuesday that Skype for Business will be available for Mac customers during the third quarter of 2016.
Microsoft is now letting anyone start using Skype Translator, the app that translates voice calls in real time.
Carrier-grade Wi-Fi calling services could transform enterprise communications by eliminating the need for traditional wired phones, said David Callisch, vice president of corporate marketing at Ruckus Wireless.
Microsoft has announced that it will rebrand its Lync corporate communications platform as "Skype for Business" and will release a new client and server app.
Microsoft announced this week that as of early next year, Lync will become Skype for Business. The software giant is scrapping Lync in order to leverage Skype's "hundreds of millions of users" in its voice and video conferencing. But don't worry, this new offering is actually a hybrid of the two.
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The smartwatch reportedly being developed by Microsoft will be integrated into Outlook, Lync and other enterprise products, Pascal Koenig of the Zurich-based Smartwatch Group tells VentureBeat.
Microsoft is warning about attackers targeting a zero-day vulnerability in a graphics component that impacts Windows, Office and Lync and issued an interim "Fix-It" workaround until a comprehensive solution is ready.
Microsoft will make Lync 2013 mobile apps available for Windows Phone 8 and iOS devices in early March, and will have mobile apps for Android the following month.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) had a tough day Wednesday when one of its data centers conked out, knocking out the Office 365 Exchange servers and leaving users without email for about three hours. Around