New Mobility Feature


Topic Last Modified: 2011-11-28

Cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: November 2011 introduces the new mobility feature. When you deploy the mobility feature, users can use their mobile devices for Lync 2010 functionality, including presence, instant messaging (IM), contacts, and dial-out conferencing (a feature in which the Lync Server A/V Conferencing service calls the mobile device). The mobility feature also supports Enterprise Voice features, such as single number reach (with which you can receive calls on a mobile device that were dialed to your work number), Call via Work (with which you can call out from a mobile device using your work identity), voice mail, and missed calls on mobile devices.

With Lync Server 2010 mobility, users have access to Lync 2010 functionality on the following mobile devices:

  • Supported Apple iOS devices

  • Windows Phone

  • Android

  • Nokia

The automatic discovery feature allows a mobile device to locate Lync Server 2010 resources from anywhere, without requiring the user to manually enter a URL in the device settings.

The push notification feature sends a notification to a mobile device for an event that occurred when the mobile application was suspended, such as for a missed call or an instant message invitation.

To deploy the new mobility feature, you must install cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: November 2011 on your Front End Servers and Directors.