Confirmed: Microsoft Lync coming to lots of mobile devices within next 4 weeks

At today’s “Microsoft Big Picture” event in Melbourne, Australia, Microsoft apparently announced that Lync, Microsoft’s corporate instant messaging client, will be coming to Windows Phone, Android, Blackberry, and “iDevices” within the next 4 weeks.

The news was tweeted out by Big Picture attendee Garry Holden, and then confirmed by the official Microsoft Australia Twitter account:

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Lync for Windows Phone via Mango was first announced last May, but the app hasn’t as yet shown up.

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Big Picture is an annual Microsoft Australia event with a tagline “Experience the future. NOW”:

Driven by the thought “Don’t tell me, SHOW ME!”, Microsoft brings you a complimentary annual event that allows you to explore first-hand cutting-edge and amazing Microsoft technology in action. Discover a theme park of possibilities packed with a series of different real-life scenarios set in the world of business and the home. Each brings to life the tangible results of Microsoft technology advances – from new ways to interact with customers, to monetising insights from business data, to dramatically boosting business efficiencies. Come for a couple of hours or stay the full day – you’ll leave buzzing with ideas.

The Melbourne event is well underway, but if you’re in Sydney on December 1st, you can still register.