Microsoft have recently announced that their premium telephony & collaboration software, Lync, is now Skype for Business. The new name brings many changes to the way the product was previous laid out as well as various new features. The only issue seems to be that although the release date is noted as April 14 2015, it doesn’t actually seem to be available anywhere! Office 365 still lists Lync 2013, as does the Apple store. We think it should start replacing Lync in the coming weeks though. No word on whether this is a forced upgrade but we’re presuming that Lync will continue to exist alongside Skype for Business for a while to come. More information below:
Microsoft have now pulled it together and this update has fully rolled out. You should see that Lync is now Skype for Business. Cue obvious question: “So I now have two versions of Skype on my computer?” Yes, unfortunately you do!