A few days following its launch on Windows Phone, Microsoft Lync 2013 has just been released on iOS through its official iPhone and iPad apps.

Microsoft Lync 2013 for iPhone and Microsoft Lync 2013 for iPad, by virtue of temporal and numerical logic, supersede the old Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPhone and Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPad apps. Unless you’re still using Microsoft Lync 2010, that is.

In case you’re not familiar with the software, Microsoft Lync is basically an enterprise-oriented instant messaging and VOiP client. Unlike the widely accessible Windows Live Messenger or Skype, Microsoft Lync is geared toward corporate users.

Microsoft Lync 2013

If you are one and your company is equipped with Microsoft Lync 2013, you can now take advantage of Microsoft Lync 2013 for iOS, which offers the following key features:

  • View colleagues’ availability in real time and select the best way to communicate – initiating an instant message (IM), email, voice or video call.
  • Connect to Lync Meetings with a single touch, without requiring long numeric passcodes or conference numbers.
  • Forward or simultaneously ring calls to your Enterprise Voice (Lync ID) number so you’ll never miss a call.
  • Lync 2013 for iOS provides transport layer security (TLS) and perimeter/internal network protection without requiring a VPN, so your communications experience is safer no matter where you are or what network you use.

Compatible with iDevices running iOS 6.0 or later, Microsoft Lync 2013 for iPhone and Microsoft Lync 2013 for iPad are available now in the App Store for free. Note, though, that you must already have a Lync account in order to use either app.