I have used Google Chat and Windows Live Messenger, but since I am paying monthly for Office 365, why not use Lync 2010.
Microsoft® Lync® is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. With Lync, users can keep track of their contacts’ availability; send an IM; start or join an audio, video, or web conference; or make a phone call—all through a consistent, familiar interface. Lync is built to fully integrate with Microsoft Office. The Microsoft Lync 2010 desktop client is available for Windows and for Mac and mobile versions are available for Windows Phone, iPhone/iPad, and Android devices.
Anything enterprise-ready is something I can use!
So how to get it on the Kindle Fire when Microsoft specifically states:
The current release of Lync 2010 for Android smartphones is not supported on Android media tablets or on other non-phone Android form factors (hardware models). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2691382 Android smartphone devices that are supported for use with Lync 2010 for Android
You have to change the DEVICE setting to Allow Installation of Applications from unknown sources before you click to run and install the APK file.
Almost done! Before you Sign In to Lync 2010, Click the menu button on your Kindle Fire, Click on Options and change the Server settings to:
Internal discovery address: https://webdir.online.lync.com/Autodiscover/autodiscoverservice.svc/Root
External discovery address: https://webdir.online.lync.com/Autodiscover/autodiscoverservice.svc/Root
That’s it. Signed in and worked for me!