Skype for Business is now on iOS

Skype for Business is now on iOS
Microsoft has announced that the Skype for Business app for iOS devices is now publicly available. Along with new features, the app also resolves the sign-in issues experienced with Lync 2013 on iOS 9. Available as a universal app from the App Store, Skype for Business replaces Lync 2013.

New features include an updated dashboard which brings the contact search bar, upcoming meetings and most-recent conversations to one place.

The contact search bar allows users to search the Global Address List by first name, last name, email alias or phone number.

The ability to view PowerPoint slides in a meeting has been promised in a future update. For now users can view a PowerPoint presentation via desktop sharing.

Office 365 customers can now take advantage of Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL)-based authentication. This enables IT admin to configure multi-factor authentication for the Skype for Business iOS app, increasing the security beyond a user name and password.

With multi-factor authentication, users are required to acknowledge a phone call, text message or an app notification on their device after correctly entering their user name and password. Other Office applications also support ADAL-based authentication, which allows for consistent authentication across an organisation.

The new Skype for Business iOS app is now available as a Universal app in the iTunes Store.

iPhone users with Lync 2013 will automatically get updated to the Skype for Business app.

iPad users with Lync 2013 need to download the new Universal app from the iTunes Store.