Lync Mobile 2013 for IOS and Windows 8 is released! Now supports VoIP and Video over IP like Skype mobile.
Tested on Windows 8 HTC, IPad and IPhone using Lync 2013 server. Can be downloaded from Apple Store and Windows Market.
Voice Video Performance:
Voice and video performs very well over Wi-Fi. Also tested over 3G data connection and performs very well too! I can speak without interruption with acceptable video quality.
Also conferencing is available if the conference is started by Lync Client Desktop. That is, using Lync client on PC, user adds another 2 users to the conversation who are using Lync mobile, starts voice/video. Then mobile users immediately get the invite. By accepting the invite and users join the conference. Not like desktop client or web meeting, only active speaker is displayed on mobile device screen. Alternatively you can send meeting link to mobile users too. And when the mobile user clicks the meeting link, She/He joins the conference.
Also configured enterprise voice using a direct SIP trunk between Cisco Unified Communication Manager (CUCM). Using Lync 2013 mobile device I can dial desk phone. If desk phone calls a Lync user, mobile client 2013 and desk phone both rings. Voice quality is quite well.
What happens if the Phone screen is Locked?
In IPhone, if the screen is locked and Lync 2013 mobile is signed in, I see incoming call on the screen and hear the ring. But I need to enter pass code, (unlocked the screen) then incoming call immediately answered without any other action.
So still testing…
Lync Mobile 2013 requires that device must connect to External Web site otherwise cannot sign in. I will post the running configuration in a new blog.