Lync now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace

contoso lyncIf you’re in an enterprise that uses the Lync  integrated audio, video, and web conferencing system , or if you use Office 365, you can now download and install the Lync mobile client for Windows Phone.  Lync has been known to be coming for some time, and was spotted on the marketplace last week, but without a download link. Thanks to a tipster over at WPCentral, we can tell you that it’s available for download now.

If you don’t have access to a Lync Server account, or an Office 365/Lync Online account, the app won’t work, according to the app’s page on the Marketplace, but if you do, here’s a list of features:

Key Features:

– View colleagues’ availability in real time and select the best way to communicate – initiating an instant message (IM), email, or a phone call.

– Connect to Lync conference calls with a single touch, without requiring long numeric passcodes or conference numbers.

– Make and receive calls using your Enterprise Voice (Lync ID) number only, so you can connect with others using a single, consistent identity.

– Lync 2010 for Windows Phone provides transport layer security (TLS) and perimeter/internal network protection without requiring a VPN, so your communications experience is safer no matter where you are or what network you use.