Lync 2010 for Kindle Fire

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

First, you need the APK file from XDA Developers, download it to your desktop and then move the file to your Kindle Fire. (See comments for a way to get the APK file from your Android phone)

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:
External discovery address:

That’s it. Signed in and worked for me!


3 Responses to “Lync 2010 for Kindle Fire”

  1. Grady Says:

    Hi, just wanted to say, I loved this blog post. It was inspiring.
    Keep on posting!

  2. Jason Brooks Says:

    As a kindle fire user, I often run into apps that are not available on the kindle fire but are available on a regular android device. If you have an android phone you can easily transfer the app to your kindle fire. First download the app to your phone through the google play store. Then download the free file management app called Astro to your phone. Click Application Backup and it will automatically backup your app to a apk file. Plug your phone into your computer, copy the newely created apk file to your computer then plug your kindle fire into your computer and copy the apk file to it. Use a file management software on the kindle fire such as Astro or anything else to browse to the apk file, click and run the installer on your fire and you now have the app you couldn’t find in the curated amazon app store. I even run the nook app on my fire!

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