Some Lync 2013 for iPhone/iPad features are missing in Skype for Business for iOS

Summary
The following features that are currently available in Microsoft Lync 2013 for iPhone and Microsoft Lync 2013 for iPad are not available in the initial release of the Skype for Business for iOS client.

Contacts screen

  • Search your contacts from the Contacts screen. This feature is also available on the Dashboard screen (on which recent conversations and upcoming meetings are displayed).
  • Search for distribution groups.
  • Send an IM to all members of a group.
  • Use Group contact cards.
  • Add or remove contacts from the Contacts list.
    • The ability to add or remove contacts from the Contacts list is available in version 6.2.3. Users can download the latest version of Skype for Business for iOS at http://aka.ms/sfb_ios_itunes.

Chat screen

  • Send the chat transcript as an email message.
  • Access a participant's Contact Card from the Participant list. 

Meetings List screen

  • Visually identify meetings that are currently in the Tentative acceptance state.
  • Access the meeting organizer's Contact Card from the Meeting detail view.
    • The ability to access the meeting organizer’s Contact Card from the Meeting detail view is available in version 6.4. Users can download the latest version of Skype for Business for iOS at http://aka.ms/sfb_ios_itunes.  

Voice Mail screen

  • Delete a voice mail message.
    • The ability to delete a voice mail message is available in version 6.2.3. Users can download the latest version of Skype for Business for iOS at http://aka.ms/sfb_ios_itunes.
  • Use quick options to return a call and navigate to the Contact Card from a voice mail message.
    • The ability to return a call from a voice mail message is available in version 6.2.3. Users can download the latest version of Skype for Business for iOS at http://aka.ms/sfb_ios_itunes.
  • Use Accessibility features.
  • Use Speed Controls for faster and slower voice mail playback. 

In-call screens

  • Use Call Transfer.
    • Use Call Transfer options are available in version 6.1. Users can download the latest version of Skype for Business for iOS at http://aka.ms/sfb_ios_itunes.
  • View Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. However, app-sharing and screen-sharing (including for PowerPoint presentations) are still fully functional.
    • The ability to view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations is available with version 6.2.4. Users can download the latest version of Skype for Business for iOS at the following website: http://aka.ms/sfb_ios_itunes.
  • View multi-party video when you're connected to a meeting.

Settings

  • Set Call Forwarding and Simultaneous Ring options.
    • The Set Call Forwarding and Simultaneous Ring options are available in version 6.1.304. Users can download the latest version of Skype for Business for iOS at http://aka.ms/sfb_ios_itunes.
Status
We are working to address this difference in feature sets and to update the capabilities of Skype for Business for iOS as quickly as possible.

Third-party information disclaimer

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 3102247 - Last Review: 05/20/2016 16:39:00 - Revision: 9.0

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