Ever since Microsoft acquired Skype back in 2011, the US giant has been diligently working on integrating the VoIP solution in various places across its ecosystem. Since the last and also first major update to Windows 10 on PC, Skype is now baked right into the OS and its messaging center, but advancements are ongoing on mobile devices as well.
Starting today, Android users can download Skype for Business on their devices for free. The specialized version of the app is geared towards enterprise use and actually replaces the Microsoft Lync 2013 mobile app for the OS. This means, it is now taking over as the primary professional communication tool that integrates with Microsoft's famous Active Directory platform, utilized within thousands of businesses worldwide.
Besides the standardized authentication support, Skype for Business also comes with a simplified UI, specifically designed to ease business communications. This includes an enhanced call and meeting experience, with easy controls and quick access to participants and contact search. Also, managing upcoming meetings and logs from past ones is simplified. All of this is wrapped in a familiar Skype interface.
If your company currently uses Lync 2013, then you can simply update the existing app or download it from the Play Store if you want to try taking your business communications mobile. The app itself is actually free for anybody to download, but you do have to be invited to a Skype for Business of Lync 2013 meeting to test its features out.