Skype for Business app now available for Android users

Skype for Business was long due for the Android users and finally Microsoft released the same for all Android users. This would be great for folks owning an Android Tablet and for people who work remotely. It seems that Microsoft has ported the app to the Android as the UI and the layout remains almost the same. The upcoming meetings, contact search and the recent conversations constituted the main menu.

Skype for Business app for Android

Skype for Business app for Android

Folks can also click on the Quick Join icon in order to join the meetings in a jiffy. Clicking on the name of the appointment will add you to the attendees list, which is only if you are allowed the attend the said meeting at the first place. The large icons and the full screen mode will ensure that the Android users don’t have difficulty in negating the app.

Microsoft also seems to have designed a better contact management system that lets you search for the Global Address list by name, email and a phone number. Further, you can also search for a contact within the Skype for Business groups and also modify a contact.

Security concerns are something that the Microsoft seems to have taken care of. The Skype for Business will now feature a ramped up authentication support which will be blended with the other Office clients thus allowing for a consistent authentication experience. The very fact that the authentication system is based on access tokens ensures that the users credentials are not stored in the device.

The new layer of authentication will allow IT admins to setup multi-factor authentication thus increasing the security way past the user name and password. The admin can also setup a phone call or an OPT authentication in Skype for Business app thus authenticating the attendee before every meeting.

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Mahit Huilgol has been using Windows on Mobile since the Windows 6. Ever since than i have been following Microsoft developments from close quarters and love writing about it. Eagerly waiting for the time when Windows Phone will be the most preferred OS in the World.

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