Microsoft which has recently unleashed a new messaging service for its users called Lync during TechED held in New Zealand, is now all set to launch it on Windows Phone. Though the service is quite similar to Windows Live Messenger but it is targeted at business executives like BBM.
Lync is Microsoft VoIP program that builds on top of its consumer messaging product, Windows Live Messenger by adding several business-oriented tools. It allows you to start a high-definition voice and video conversation with any Windows Live Messenger user around the world while integrating with Microsoft Kinect. Microsoft Lync will even enable regular texting along with audio and video conferencing options. Lync users can use front-facing cameras on Windows Phone.
Additionally Microsoft Lync delivers you some extra features like:
• Manage contacts, groups etc. in Lync
• View contact calendars
• Perform normal chat, presence management, note editing and more
• Manage multiple profiles
• Search contacts in AD and much more
After buying Skype, popular Internet calling software by Microsoft, introduction of Lync for Windows Phone will be good news for all its fans. However, it is still not clear that whether Lync will integrate with People Hub, which is a tab in Windows Phone 7 that take care of social networking and phone calls, and Messaging as Facebook or not.
According to the sources it is quite evident that, Microsoft has decided to launch this service to give a tough challenge to high level of Google services like YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa and more.
To know more details about Microsoft Lync, watch the video below: