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#Blackberry Enterprise IM v3.1 Brings #Lync & #Skype Federation

 

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It looks like Blackberry Enterprise IM version 3.1 now has Lync and Skype federation. Blackberry notes:

“Want to securely IM with your customers and partners? You can chat easily cross platform with colleagues, customers and partners as BlackBerry IM now enables federation and public IM connectivity – whether a federated partner like Microsoft Lync or a public IM providers like Skype – all from within the same client.

Appears to bring these features:

  • Presence
  • peer to peer IM
  • multi-party IM
  • Photo?

While photos show a “Call” button, it appears that IM is only supported to Lync/SameTime.

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Skype contact (below)

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Also supports:

  • Microsoft Lync
  • Microsoft OCS
  • IBM Sametime

Does require Blackberry 10.1 or higher handheld OS.

See more details here:
http://bizblog.blackberry.com/2013/09/blackberry-enterprise-im-v31-update/

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