Lync for Mac updated, brings E911 and other updatesWritten by Alan Buckingham on June 10, 2014 - 05:18AM @alanbuckingham
Lync is a product that many in the business world are likely familiar with, as it is a communications service used by a number of corporations. It is a lot like Skype in some ways, but more corporate-oriented than that platform.
Now, the client for Mac is receiving an update, bringing along several important new features. The chief one is E911 -- the ability to get help in an emergency, without benefit of a land line. This is important today, as fewer people actually have "old fashioned" phones, which takes away the ability to easily trace a call, and that is something the 911 system relies on.
Also added, according to Microsoft, are enhancements to video and file sharing. "With this update to Lync for Mac, you can now dynamically choose the video camera you want to use during a Lync Meeting -- without the need to end the meeting. Lync for Mac recognizes when you have a plug-in camera connected to your device, and it automatically streams the video from the plug-in camera instead of the built-in one. You can reset your default camera anytime you’d like", says the Office team.
You can grab the update now by following the download link below.