May 3, 2015

Update Digest: Cumulative Update Lync Server 2013/2010, Android Mobile, KHI Skype Business 2015 (Apr/May 2015)

Lync Server 201x

Lync Mobile

  • Lync Mobile 2013 - Android
    [version 5.5.8975] released 1 May 2015
    - General bug fixes (download)
    Version History:
    5.5.8960 - 23 Apr 2015
    5.5.8960 - 01 Apr 2015

Misc. / Others

  • Key Health Indicators for Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015
    [version 1.0] released 28 Apr 2015

#Lync #Skype4B #Skype #ITPros
#CU #Update #Hotfix #Patch

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May 1, 2015

RTM/GA: Skype for Business Server 2015 (1st May 2015)

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010, Info/Tips — Desmond Lee @ 8:15 pm

Lync / Skype for BusinessIt’s official. MSDN subscribers and Volume License customers can now login to their member area to download the RTM/General Availability bits of the long-awaited successor to Lync Server 2013:

Skype for Business Server 2015 (x64) - DVD English


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April 28, 2015

TIP 1511: Configure Lync 2013 Desktop Client Experience with Skype for Business 2015 (TechNet Library)

The next Microsoft “Patch Tuesday” is just around the corner but several questions, uncertainly, confusion and buzz about how the new Skype for Business 2015 update (KB2889923 [version check: 15.0.4711.1002] released 14 Apr 2015), among other things, affects existing Lync 2013 desktop client continue to linger.

Besides the excellent post by Scott*, you may wish to consult this official TechNet article to have a better understanding of how the various permutations (matrix) of client-side version vs Lync Server 2013 / Skype for Business Server 2015 backend drive the “Default client experiences”:

Configure the client experience with Skype for Business

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Controlling the Client Experience with Skype for Business (link)

April 23, 2015

Swiss IT Pro User Group: Microsoft Unified Communication & Collaboration Day 2015 (Zurich 30. Juni)

Switzerland / Suisse / Schweiz Lync / Skype for Business MS Exchange


Lync / Skype for BusinessIn Zusammenarbeit mit Microsoft Schweiz und Digicomp organisiert die Swiss IT Pro User Group den “Unified Communications & Collaboration” Event, den am Di. 30. Juni 2015 in Zurich stattfindet. Ein wertvoller Tag mit top Speakers, IT Pro Community Peers, MVPs und Fachleute einach nicht zu verpassen!

Mehr dazu und Anmeldungsinformation finden Sie hier.

Haben Sie die «Microsoft Ignite 2015», die grösste Microsoft-Veranstaltung des Jahres in Chicago, verpasst? An diesem Day erfahren Sie von ausgewählten Microsoft-Experten alles Neue und Wichtige zum Thema Unified Communication.

Microsoft bringt neu Skype for Business auf den Markt …


April 22, 2015

TIP 1510: Skype for Business 2015/Lync 2013 known issues

Lync 2013 known issues -

Products covered in this Microsoft Office article include Skype for Business (Lync) desktop, mobile clients, Sfb Server and Windows Store apps.

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April 21, 2015

Update for Lync for Mac 2011 - KB3037358 (Apr 2015)

Update for Lync for Mac 2011 - KB3037358
- [version 150403] released 20 Apr 2015
- Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or a later*
- download lync_14.0.11_150403.dmg

* uninstall any version earlier than Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.4

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April 20, 2015

Update Digest: Lync 2013/Skype for Business, Mobile Android Lollipop, Doc, Poster, IIS Patch and more (Apr 2015)

Lync Server 2013 / Skype for Business Server 2015

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-034 - Critical
    Vulnerability in HTTP.sys could allow remote code execution: April 14, 2015
    Affected OS (hence Lync / Skype for Business Server):
    Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.x, Windows 7

Lync 2013 / Skype for Business 2015 Desktop Client

  • April 14, 2015 update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) - KB2889923
    - [version 15.0.4711.1002] released 14 Apr 2015
    - download x86 or x64 bits
    - prerequisites:
    — Lynchelploc update package - April 14, 2015 update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) (KB2889853)
    — Lyncloc update package - Description of the Lync 2013 update 2863908: March, 2014 (KB2863908)
    — Description of Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 SP1 (KB2817430)
  • Lync or Skype for Business client does not start when you click a meeting link if the default browser is Google Chrome (KB3057679)
    - Google Chrome version 42 or later deprecates and disables support for Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI), where the latter is still used as part of Lync/Sfb desktop client’s client detection process
    - See KB article for 3 workaround options (change default browser, enable NPAPI or configure GPO settings)

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April 16, 2015

(New) Lync 2013 / Skype for Business - UI Version Check, Feature Set and Restart Prompt (KB 2889923)

After rolling out the official RTM release of:

April 14, 2015 update for Skype for Business

the updated version of Lync 2013 desktop client running either the “classic” 2013 or new Skype for Business (Sfb) User Interface will have the versions as illustrated:

Microsoft Lync 2013 (15.0.4711.1002) MSO (15.0.4711.1000) 32-bit
Microsoft Office

Do not be surprised to receive a prompt as follows though …


April 14, 2015

Lync Online/2013 Desktop Client: Skype for Business User-Interface ‘Skin’ and more (14 Apr 2015)

Today is “Patch Tuesday” 14 Apr 2015. As is typical on this day, various Windows, Office and (enterprise) application patches/hotfixes of different severity levels are released publicly.

For current deployments of Lync 2013 desktop clients, including Lync Office 365 online (one-click installs), …


April 9, 2015

TIP 1509.01 (Lync 201x/Skype for Business): SSRS rsProcessingAborted

Not just a workaround but a recommended design you ought to consider if SQL Mirroring is deployed in the Lync Server 2013 environment. Rather than having to fail back to the primary SQL node in order to enable Lync/Skype4B Monitoring Reports via SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to work, you can configure the latter to automatically failover to the mirror database … (more…)