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Srikanth · 8/11/2015
decent app, needs improvements

Decent app, but waiting for the update to skype. I'm able to IM, join meetings, share screen etc. without much issues. existing issues - Audio fails in some meetings on Windows 10. - IM window has lots of wasted space. not designed for large screens. - difficult to switch between IM windows.

Reviewer 1297 · 8/24/2015
I liked it better before the updates

This one doesn't work as well as the older versions. The older version allowed the user to keep it on the desktop and this one takes over the entire page, and their isn't an option that allows you to toggle between versions.

Rachel · 8/20/2015
Nearly useless

This worked fine for audio and that was it. It is not intuitive at all. I also could not get the video to work in a conference call and could not find any useful troubleshooting advice online or within the app.

Michael · 8/5/2015
Won't start

Just installed Windows 10 and downloaded this app. It flashes up for a fraction of a second and then closes. Support site is useless as there are so many different versions of Lync: Lync Basic 2013, Skype for Business (Lync), the app store Lync. So you can't determine which potential support items address your need.

Kent · 8/10/2015
It's better than not having anything

...but not by much. As a "modern" app it fails like every other modern app--modality is a huge weakness, it doesn't integrate with PowerPoint, etc. Let's hope the new universal Skype for Business app is much better.

Reviewer 9110 · 7/14/2015

I have a Lync for Business account, but I'm unable to use key feature with this "Lync Windows Store app". Microsoft's charts https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn933896.aspxhttps://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn933896.aspx show how this client lacks key features such as desktop sharing, app sharing, and more. Seems Skype for Business client is what is needed to fully utilize the capabilities of my corporate subscription. Not sure if that client is even available for Win 8.1. Quite frustrating.

Troy · 8/11/2015
Clunky/Unintuitive UI

It is so different from the non-windows 10 version and is not user friendly at all. Lync does not need a "hub" and should allow me to decide if I want to use it or not. There is no customization options whatsoever and I wish Microsoft would stop trying to force these "windows 8 style" apps on people. At least give me the option to revert the look/feel of the app to older windows style. There is a reason people loved windows XP and windows 7.

Charlie · 8/14/2015
Limited function

Prefer the Windows 7 version better. It has much more functionality and is easier to use.

John · 7/3/2015
poor effort

having this app installed on my personal computer is dangerous, because if it's open and someone sends me a message, there will be no sign of it anywhere outside this app! even though I have save history to outlook turned on, it doesn't. if I see the alert here but try to open the conversation on my work desktop, it's not there, no indication of a missed message and nothing in history. Uninstalling in favor of the Office365 desktop app until this app can be made compatible with the Office365 ecosystem.

Reviewer 9952 · 7/17/2015
Please fix/disable autocorrect

A responsive, sound experience on 8.1. One annoyance: automatically "correcting" the name of the person in the conversation is not helpful.



  • Communicate from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • Easily switch between IM, audio and video, or use all of them at the same time.
  • Stay connected with your colleagues using real-time status updates, presence information, and quick contact search and management.
  • Join Lync Meetings with a single touch, and easily switch between IM, group video, and content views.
  • Take control of shared screens, apps, or PowerPoint decks in Lync Meetings.
  • Stay connected while reducing resource consumption. Lync provides background and connected standby connectivity so you never miss an important conversation.
  • Use apps side-by-side when you need to reference another app or website while using Lync. You can snap Lync to the side of your screen so you can multitask and use both apps at the same time.

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Lync Windows Store app update: March 2014 includes new features. Now you can: • Manage meeting participants individually or as a group. • Easily access conversation controls when you are in a call or meeting. • Quickly start an impromptu meeting using the ‘Meet Now’ feature. • Pin your meetings list as a tile to your Start screen to easily see your meeting schedule. • Pin the Join/Meet Now tile to your Start screen to easily and quickly join scheduled meetings or start a new Lync meeting

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