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First Look at the Windows 8 / RT #Lync App – IM,Video and Sharing Screenshots

Published 26/10/2012 - 6 Comments

App in the store, simply called Lync. I tested this on my non-touch laptop, but clearly it is all made to work with touch

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Install Process

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On sign in:

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IM convo

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Right Click brings up menu of your other conversations (top right)

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Participant List

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Video Call:

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It seems you cannot share your desktop or apps but can see a sharing session:

Darren Sharing (I have blurred the desktop)

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When the person is sharing you can swipe left and right to switch between content and mini video and larger video

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Right Click to Switch to different sessions

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Conversation History (I have blurred where is shows the first line of the previous convo)

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Change your presence/status note

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Voicemail

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The Live Tile reflects your presence

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Incoming call alert, top right of screen, appears over “Windows 8” or Desktop apps

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Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

6 comments

supp - 26/10/2012 Reply

Hey,
that Looks brilliant.
I tried it with my Lync-Online-Account but I can´t log in.
When I mistype my password it says that it is wrong, so the app is able to contact the server.
But when I type it correctly it takes a few seconds and then I get the Login-Screen again.

I dont have any Problem with Lync 2010 Client.

Regards
supp

    Tom Arbuthnot - 27/10/2012 Reply

    I’ve heard reports of it working with on-prem and 365, I was testing on-prem.

    thanks

    Tom

Juancjo - 26/10/2012 Reply

Hi!! Do you know if it works with Lync server 2010 as the Lync client 2013 preview does??

I can’t sing in and I can’t find where it save the log files to see what is wrong

Thanks!!

    Tom Arbuthnot - 27/10/2012 Reply

    Hi, it works with 2010 and 2013, I was signed in on a 2010 backend.

    thanks

    Tom

mohamed - 22/11/2012 Reply

how can reach to “Advanced connection settings” in Lync for Windows 8?

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