Instant Messaging

Skype for Business for Android now available

Microsoft has announced the release of Skype for Business for Android app. Skype for Business, formerly Lync 2013, for Android extends the power of Lync and Skype to your favorite mobile device: voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface Key Features: Initiate a group IM or video conversation and invite additional participants Join, rejoin and initiate a Skype for Business Meeting to communicate and collaborate on amazing ideas Share your video and view speaker’s video during a conference Control the meeting (mute or remove attendees) and know more about participants’ modalities Look at your upcoming meetings and join via one click Find your recent conversations and pick them up from where you left Search your contacts by name, email, or phone number Enhanced security via Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) Anyone can use the Skype for Business Mobile app when invited to a Skype for Business or Lync 2013 meeting.

Openfire 4.0.0 Beta – Instant Messaging Platform released

Openfire 4.0.0 Beta recently released, is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source Apache License. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Openfire is incredibly easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance. Openfire 4.0.0 Beta changelog Improvement Add a comment about restarting in Managing Plugins section of documentation Mutual authentication support AdHoc SessionData should be extensible Improve installation guide During build, parentPlugin should be on classpath Update bundled postgresql driver to 9.