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Lync for Windows Phone 7.x and new Mango Outlook Mobile features

Lync for Windows Phone 7.x and new Mango Outlook Mobile features

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Updated 5-24-11 with new Mango information

 

At TechEd 2011 this week, we demoed the beta of Lync Mobile for Windows Phone 7.x and Outlook Mobile in the upcoming Windows Phone “Mango” release.  The Microsoft TechEd presenter commented Lync Mobile was slated for the 2nd half of 2011 and looks like it will be a free download from Marketplace. The beta version looks pretty nice thus far. Note:Here are some screenshots from the public demo shown at TechEd 2011 however features and UI are subject to change:

 

Lync Mobile beta

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Lync mobile on the main Windows Phone 7 tiles with presence                 Launching Lync Mobile beta

 

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Set your status, call forwarding                                              Lync contacts with photos come across from full client, group IM also supported

 

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     Contact view, Photo support, IM                                                         Threaded Lync IM conversations

 

Mango Windows Phone 7.5 update of Outlook Mobile beta

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Ability to drill into mail subfolders                                         view filtered emails like ‘all unread’

 

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Conversation view supported. Emails with three dots represent multiple threads.                      View right protected emails

 

What’s new with Mango release

Communications: Easier to connect and share

  • Threads. Switch between text, Facebook chat, and Windows Live Messenger within the same conversation.
  • Groups. Group contacts into personalized Live Tiles to see the latest status updates right from the start screen and quickly send a text, email or IM to the whole group.
  • Deeper social network integration. Twitter and Linked In feeds are now integrated into contact cards, and Mango includes built-in Facebook check-ins and new face detection software that makes it easier to quickly tag photos and post to the Web.
  • Linked Inbox. See multiple email accounts in one linked inbox. Conversations are organized to make it easy to stay on top of the latest mail.
  • Hands-free messaging. Built-in voice-to-text and text-to-voice support enables hands-free texting or chatting.

Internet beyond the browser

  • Internet Explorer 9. A browser based on the powerful IE9 and including support for HTLM5 and full hardware acceleration.
  • Local Scout. Provides hyper-local search results and recommends nearby restaurants, shopping and activities in an easy- to-use guide.
  • Bing on Windows Phone. More ways to search the Web, including Bing Vision, Music Search and Voice so it’s easy to discover and decide.
  • Quick Cards. When searching for a product, movie, event or place see a quick summary of relevant information, including related apps.

A smarter approach to Apps

  • App Connect. By connecting apps to search results and deepening their integration with Windows Phone Hubs, including Music and Video and Pictures, Mango allows apps to be surfaced when and where they make sense.
  • Improved Live Tiles. Get real-time information from apps without having to open them. Live Tiles are more dynamic and can hold more information.
  • Multitasking. Quickly switch between apps in use and allow apps to run in the background while helping to preserve battery life and performance.

Watch the demo video of Windows Phone Mango here.

Comments
  • It's about time! Can't wait to dig into this more. Lync is leaps beyond OCS, looking forward to working with the mobile client.

  • I hope it has "call via work" like wm 6.5 and wifi calling through lync itself would be even better.

  • Is there a beta program from lync mobile? I'd like to try it out.

  • Not sure about Call Via Work as of yet but I do like that feature as well as 'Join Lync Meeting' from your calendar.  Beta program - there is an early adopter program going on but not sure if there will be a public beta.

  • Hi there,

    are there any news to the Lync Mobile Client? I can find already information here:

    lync.microsoft.com/.../lync-2010-mobile.aspx

    But there is no download link, yet.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Martin

  • Hi there,

    are there any news to the Lync Mobile Client? I can find already information here:

    lync.microsoft.com/.../lync-2010-mobile.aspx

    But there is no download link, yet.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Martin

  • How about the lync client for iPhone ?

  • Looks great! BTW, comparing with Lync desktop client, does the Lync mobile client requires anything special on the Lync server side? For example, Lync Web Access, and etc..

  • No server side add-ons other than the app need. Slated for release sometime before the end of the year.

    Android and iPhone Lync client - also check back to the blog in a few months as well for more information

  • what about single number reach, ie. placing a call on the mobile (is this going to be transparent for the end user, just dial the number and the phone will handle the rest (3g or gsm call?)), no need to open a separate app) and it will appear like originating from the office?

  • got, the new mango RTM release from microsoft (for early adopters) but there's no Lync client on it :(

    That means we don't have Lync until when?

    thanks!!!

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