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As the number of mobile devices and mobile workers skyrockets in today’s society, so does the need for a solid mobility solution.  End-users expect to have a consistent experience no matter where they are or which device they may be on.  The average person today owns and utilizes three different devices.  This is creating a nightmare for IT departments.  The mobility feature in Lync Server 2013 supports Lync functionality on mobile devices.

When you deploy the Lync Server 2013 Mobility Service, users can use supported Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or Nokia mobile devices to perform such activities as sending and receiving instant messages, viewing contacts, and viewing presence. In addition, mobile devices support some Enterprise Voice features, such as click to join a conference, Call via Work, single number reach, voice mail, and missed calls.

Apple iPad users will have access to enhanced capabilities. After joining a meeting using audio call back, an iPad user will be able to view uploaded PowerPoint presentations within a meeting, view the meeting participant list, and receive notifications of other content types that are being shared within the meeting.

The mobility feature also supports push notifications for mobile devices that do not support applications running in the background. A push notification is a notification that is sent to a mobile device about an event that occurs while a mobile application is inactive. Examples of events that can result in a push notification are missed instant messaging (IM) invitations.


Additional Resources

Lync 2013 – Planning for Mobility

Lync 2013 – Mobility Features and Capabilities

Lync 2013 – Technical Requirements for Mobility