Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-20

Microsoft Lync 2013 for Windows Phone provides instant messaging (IM), enhanced presence, and telephony for users in your organization who are connecting from a smartphone or a Windows Professional mobile device. Mobile devices enable users to extend the reach of Lync 2013. This topic describes planning considerations for Lync 2013 for Windows Phone that include identifying prerequisites and technical requirements, required components, and deployment guidance.

Lync for Windows Phone Prerequisites

Following are the Lync 2013 for Windows Phone prerequisites.

  • Windows Phone 8, codenamed "Apollo," or the latest version.

  • The Windows Phone device must have the latest updates available from Microsoft. For details, see Windows Phone 8 update history at

  • The device must have 12 MB of available disk space.

  • The user must have a voice and data plan from a carrier.