Microsoft continues to roll out more iOS, Android app updates

Microsoft updated its Android version of the app, as well as its Lync clients for iPhone and iPad this week.

While many consider long-rumored (and supposedly fall 2014-bound) Microsoft's Office for iPad to be the ultimate proof that the company really plans to continue to be a cross-platform player, Microsoft is continuing to deliver updates for plenty of other products and services on non-Windows platforms.


On October 10, Microsoft rolled out a major update for its app for Android. New to the latest release is the new option to download all mail messages; the ability to search the servers for older messages; support for aliases; the option to select colored themes; and vacation replies support.

Microsoft also updated its Lync Mobile clients this week for the iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone this week. The latest updates to Lync mobile for these platforms allows users to join and participate in a Lync Meeting even without a Lync account; start an unscheduled Lync conversation (IM or video) direct from a mobile device; and invite or remove participants in a Lync meeting.

In both cases, these new updates are available from their respective app stores.

Earlier this week, Microsoft also updated its Skype apps for iOS7 and Android .