Microsoft’s chat service, Lync, going mobile as well

Just on the heels of the Lotus Sametime for iOS / Android release comes the release of Microsoft Lync for iPad and iPhone that is a chat client for Microsofts on-premises and cloud based chat solution. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft too is using push-notifications for out-of-app chat notification to save on battery. One of the nice things about the announcement is to see how Microsoft chose to have their mobile solution work with their cloud based offering right away – something Lotus has failed to do with Sametime on LotusLive (still looking for an announcement as to when LotusLive will support the iOS apps). More on the apps at