Skype users can video call Lync Contacts, Microsoft announced this weekend, only texting and voice over-IP association between the two applications being available prior to this.
From now onwards video calls between two users will be like a typical call. Users don’t have to update or install the new feature. It is embedded.
Microsoft has already made available video calling to all Android, iOS and Windows devices. However, only Windows PC supports Skype. The tech titan intends to apply the feature to other Skype clients too.
Practically, the update means that Lync and Skype users can contact more partners, clients and collaborators. The release gets Lync clients ready for business. Subscribers can make contact with more than 300 million individuals through this feature.
Before this, the popular software developer proclaimed that it plans to close down the Lync label until the start of 2015. The company aims to swap Lync with Skype for Business.
Hence, it is quite obvious that the new video calling option of Lync and Skype is just anticipating the business Skype. Besides, it shows that the conversion of Lync to business Skype is a great deal more than only a new branding strategy. Microsoft hopes to build new connections between its private shopper items and its business items.
Also, today, Skype 7.0 became available, bringing more options to those owning touchscreen PCs.
The update includes a few new gimmicks not showcased by the initial preview including two new compact view alternatives and backing for touchscreen displays.
Version 7 has a new outline that strives to closely reflect the one available on mobile platforms for leading to an integrated experience for various gadgets. The most noticeable changes are the huge thumbnails pictures showcased when photographs have been sent, in addition to the superior spectrum of bigger emoticons.
Additional alterations incorporate the listings of some document type attachments- particularly PDFs and Office docs- employing their symbols to make them simpler to choose when scrolling a conversation.
The new Skype likewise enlarges the spaces between chat and contacts and provides message sneak peeks for chats that users didn’t get to read. This enables them to keep up with multiple conversations easier.
Furthermore Touchscreen help was added allowing subscribers to call, browse or scroll using their fingers.
Overall the actual released app is better than the preview which incited various critics because it covered a large part of the screen. The official version has added two new minimized views to reduce the app to a rather reasonable size.