Recently I installed Lync for Android on my Samsung Galaxy Note leveraging my company’s office 365 service. It didn’t go exactly smoothly and I thought it would be best if I shared my experience.
First things first download Lync for Android here (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.microsoft.office.lync) or search for it via Market on your phone.
Once Lync has been downloaded and installed, start it up, you will be presented with the following screen.
Simply add in your credentials to sign in.
*I added my domain credentials using Office 365 Single Sign on. I will blog about that later.
If you see the following error “Can’t connect to server. It might be unavailable. Also check your network connection, sign-in address and server address”
To resolve this issue turn off Auto-Detect server and manually add in the Lync Discovery Address or SIP address https://sipdir.online.lync.com:443 for both external and internal, unless you have an internal WiFi and on premise Lync Server, then you would need to use that URL instead. The reason for adding this in manually if because your DNS settings are either not correct or have not propagated yet. Check out this guide for help.
Lync should now connect and prompt you with the following screen
Add in your telephone number including country code and click next
You should be All Set!
Once you are in the Lync console you will be able to see “My Info”, “Contacts” and “Chats”
Chats is a very easy and cool way to chat to other Lync users, on the move!