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The Lync 2010 mobile clients combine instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features in a single application that’s both familiar to Lync users and optimized for mobile productivity. This helps your mobile workers stay connected, communicate, and conference while on the go.

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There’s also a related whitepaper kind of article written by Greg Anthony on this particular topic:

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service–not to be confused with Exchange Autodiscover Service–is a new Lync Server service introduced in the Lync Mobility feature update that was released in Cumulative Update for Lync Server 2010: November 2011. This article provides more depth about Lync Autodiscover, its purpose, and how mobile clients utilize its functionality

Introduction
The Lync Autodiscover Service is a component that the Lync Mobile client queries to find a user’s home pool URLs for the various Lync Server Web Services, such as Autodiscover, Mobility, Reach (Lync Web Access), Meet, Address Book Service, and Distribution List Expansion. In a nutshell, Autodiscover provides information to a Lync Mobile client so that the client can connect, authenticate to the user’s home pool, and access Lync provided resources.

While Lync SIP clients currently use DNS service locator records (SRVs), this service provides a process for the Lync Mobile application to utilize over HTTP and HTTPS.

Architecture
Lync Autodiscover Service is installed as part of Lync Web Services as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Lync Autodiscover

It is installed on both the Lync Server external and internal web sites.

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