Lync Mobile update–Gallery View on iPad and participant management on both iPad and iPhone

Barak Manor, product manager for Lync Mobile

The Lync Mobile team continues to make the key investments that create value for meetings on the go. This update introduces the Gallery View for the iPad, Lobby Control and promote/demote participants for both iPad and iPhone.

Gallery View

Today we’re pleased to share that now we bring you not only one, but four video streams in a Lync Meeting on the iPad. Lync automatically detects and shows the video streams of the most active speakers in the meeting.

With the new Gallery View on the iPad, and the four live video streams, you can now feel the same wonderful experience you have on the Desktop and on Lync for Windows 8.  To learn more about the Gallery view,  visit the Gallery View blog; and  Gallery View server configurations.

Gallery View for the blog post

In addition to the Gallery View on the iPad, this update delivers two highly requested features for the iOS platform (both iPad and iPhone). Both of these features are for managing meeting attendees. 

Lobby Control

In this update, a presenter with Lync 2013 for iOS will receive a notification that there are new people in the lobby waiting to join the meeting. After opening the roster, a mobile presenter is able to either admit or deny people that sit in the virtual lobby. Click here to learn more about the virtual lobby in Lync  Meetings.

 Lync Lobby 1

 

Lync Lobby 2

 Promote/Demote participants

Lync gives users a flexible and controlled environment. With this update, we are improving meeting management by enabling the Lync Meeting presenter to promote any participant from an attendee status to a presenter status during the course of a Lync Meeting. The same applies to demoting a presenter to an attendee status.

Lync Promote Demote Participants 1

Lync Promote Demote Participants 2

As we deliver on our vision for Universal Communication, you can expect the Lync team will continue to bring highly valuable features to the mobile users.

Don’t have too much fun,

—Barak Manor