Lync Windows Store app is a communications app for organizations that have adopted Lync for all their communications. It’s optimized for touchscreen PCs running Windows 8 and Windows RT so that you can use the touch gestures−tap, pinch, stretch, slide, and swipe− to navigate the app. You need to already have a Lync account to use Lync Windows Store app.
You can use this app to send instant messages, make voice and video calls, and join Lync Meetings. If you’re not sure whether your organization uses Lync, contact your support team.
Benefits of Lync Windows Store app
In addition to supporting touch gestures, Lync Windows Store app provides a photo-centric experience for your communications. Pictures in conversation windows are more prominent, so you feel more like you’re actually in conversation with the other person. And, you can use handwriting in instant messages to further personalize the experience. Also, on the Lync home screen, “favorite” contact tiles display large pictures, and if a user has created a personal note, the display alternates between the contact’s picture and the note, so an image of and details about your closest contacts are always right at hand.
Because Lync Windows Store app is integrated with Windows 8, you can access the Search charm from any Windows 8 app to look for Lync contacts. Make sure to select Lync as the app to search in.
Windows 8 also provides snapped views of apps. Snap the Lync window to make room for other apps on the screen while simultaneously keeping an eye on your upcoming Lync Meetings and conversations.
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