There were a few releases lately through Office 365 this past month. These are two new features that have been released that I have really liked and help me on a daily basis.
Lync App Voice Commands
As many of you know Lync App has been released on all the major mobile platforms that are out there. A new feature was just pushed out to my phone to allow for hands free commands for Lync.
All you need to do is press the start button and say the following (the word “my” is optional):
“Lync, join [my] next meeting”
“Lync, join [my] current meeting”
“Lync, show [my] next meeting”
“Lync, show [my] current meeting”
"Lync, show [my] meetings”
”Lync, play [my] voicemail”
“Lync, show [my] voicemail”
This is a really basic feature but I love it on a mobile device because it allows me the ability to quickly and safely jump into a meeting.
Reference - http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2014/01/23/lync-mobile-update-for-ios-and-windows-phone-viewing-uploaded-powerpoint-presentations-voice-commands-on-windows-phone-and-a-new-look-for-ios7.aspx - this blog also talks about the new iOS App update has updated the user experience. Plus it talks about seeing desktop shares and shared presentations on your mobile device which I have talked about in the past. That is a huge feature as well because you can attend web meetings and see shared content. Huge.
OWA People View
Another new feature just released is the People View in OWA. I have started to play around with this and find it to be really good for the people (like myself) who are “stackers” and have lots of email. With a large inbox, those messages can build up. This allows you to quickly find messages for people whom you talk with the most.