Hot on the heels of CU4 coming out, a huge amount of noise was created last Friday as loads more info became publicly available about enabling the Mobility components for Lync. A Partner Network event also took place detailing a lot of high level info.
The Mobility Server install files can now be downloaded here and you’ll want to download the Mobility Guide here also that documents the entire deployment process.
To help you along the way, fellow MUCUG London founder Adam Jacobs has also published a mega comprehensive step by step installation guide over on his blog.
Fellow Modality Systems consultant Ari Protheroe has published a great gotcha post on what not to do to get the Mobility and Autodiscover services installed. Could easily trip anyone up that goes at it like a bull out of a gate.
Also of note, the Mobility content has been added to the Lync Server 2010 TechNet Library:
- Planning for Mobility
- Planning for Mobile Clients
- Deploying Mobility
- Monitoring Mobility for Performance
When will the clients be available?
They’re up on the Windows Phone Marketplace now on the UK store and US store (thanks to Ben Lee for announcing these on twitter and a great overview post of the WP7 client in action).
iPhone and iPad clients should be available this week (wc 12th Dec 2011) and will depend on how long it takes for them to get through the Apple App Store approval process (something all apps are subject to and a process we’re familiar with at Modality).
It’s my understanding that the Android app will appear in the Android Market during this week as well.
What a great way to kick off Monday hey? Awesome to see these clients finally hit the streets and continue the great Lync experience on mobile devices.
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