January 24, 2015

Update Digest: Lync Server 2013, Skype for iPhone, Visio Stencil, Networking Guide, Sonus SBC and more (Dec/Jan 2015)

- Updates for Lync Server 2013 (KB2809243)

  • [version 8308.866] released 31 Dec 2014
  • download LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe
  • post “CU10″ December 2014 Cumulative Update (5.0.8308.857)
  • Google Chrome issue, stability and other fixes

- Network Planning, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting with Lync Server

  • includes additional WiFi and QoS guidance (updated Jan. 2015)
  • comes with the new Microsoft Call Quality Methodology Scorecard for Lync Server 2013/2010
  • download Lync_Server_Networking_Guide_v2.3.zip

- New #Office #Visio 2012/2014 #Stencil Sets (Jan2015; more…)

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January 18, 2015

Certified SIP Professional Course (Limited Free Access)

Free Access to Certified SIP Professional Course for Avaya, IAUG, Developers and Suppliers for a limited time. More info and sign-up here (Adobe Flash Player recommended).

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January 13, 2015

Get-CsBackupServiceStatus: Failed Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) call to backup service (Lync Server 2013)

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 12:15 am

Running Get-CsBackupServiceStatus -PoolFqdn … will check the status of the backup service for the given Lync Server 2013 Registrar pool as follows:

ActiveMachineFqdn   : FE01.swissitpro.ch
OverallExportStatus : SteadyState
OverallImportStatus : NormalState
BackupModules       : {UserServices.PresenceFocus:[FinalState,NormalState],
ConfServices.DataConf:[SteadyState,NormalState]}

Since the -Category parameter is not specified, both the CMS and UserData backup types will be checked.

In an Enterprise Edition Front-End Pool with multiple servers, the server listed in ActiveMachineFqdn appears to be responsible to consolidate and report back on the overall backup service status. If for any reason this machine is not reachable, the Get-CsBackupServiceStatus cmdlet may appear to hang and eventually timeout. Even though a majority FE pool quorum is maintained, no data will be returned as a result.

Note that with a restart of the Lync Backup Service with Running indicated, you may get some hints to this behavior by executing Invoke-CsBackupServiceSync against the problematic pool:
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January 8, 2015

Field Notes: Lync Mobile App iOS/iPhone/iPad Cannot Sign-in

BACKGROUND

Lync Mobile App:
iOS devices# (7.x, 8.x), Android (4.x) and Windows Phone 8.x

Lync 2013 and 2010 clients:
access from internal and external (without VPN) via Lync Edge in a Lync Server 2013 environment.

Certificate:
Existing public certificate* renewed, installed and assigned to Lync Edge and ForeFront TMG 2010.

Note:
Clients are running the latest versions and patches/hotfixes.

PROBLEM

All Lync clients can sign in except iOS-based devices (”spinning wheel”; cannot sign in).

FIX

TMG Firewall service or machine itself (reverse proxy/firewall) restart to force recognition of the renewed certificate/chain. No explicit ex/import of certificate/chain essential on any mobile devices.

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# iPhone 5/6/6 Plus, iPad 2/3/Mini
* Unified Communications certificate partners (KB929395)

December 30, 2014

Lync 2013 Dec 2014 Update - Remembered Setting Cleared

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 7:47 pm

When you attempt to create a new Lync Online Meeting in Outlook 201x after having installed the December 9, 2014 update for Lync 2013 (KB2910927), a similar prompt to the following may appear:

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Remembered Setting Cleared
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Due to server changes, your preferred settings have been cleared. Lync Meetings will use the original default settings. To customize, select your preferred settings in meeting options.
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OK
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This is despite the fact that no new Lync conferencing policy was assigned or an existing one modified for the user running Lync 2013 with the Dec 2014 update. Simply click on OK to dismiss the informational message and you should be good to go.

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December 13, 2014

Update Digest: Lync Server 2013, Lync for Android and Windows Phone Mobile Cumulative Update (Dec 2014)

Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update KB2809243

  • [version 8308.857] released 11 Dec 2014
  • applies to Lync Server 2013 Standard/Enterprise Editions and Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack
  • Update for Windows Fabric KB2967486* is applicable to Standard and Enterprise Edition servers (Front End and Edge roles)
  • download LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe

Lync 2013 for Android Mobile

Lync 2013 for Windows Phone App

*  August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013

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Keywords: patch, security, hotfix, update, rollup package, lync cumulative update, Lync 2013, Mobile App), lync server, security, cu update, mise à jour, cu, update rollup, RU (release update)

December 12, 2014

Update Digest: Lync for Mac 2011 Hotfix (Dec 2014)

December 2014 hotfix for Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.10 (KB3019983)

  • this is a request only supported hotfix
  • Pre-requisites:
    - uninstall any version of earlier than Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.4
    - Mac OS X 10.5 or a later required
  • resolves the following issues:
    - KB3019988 Lync for Mac 2011 crashes when it starts in a mixed case Mac OS environment
    - KB3019989 Lync for Mac 2011 users experience slow redraw rate in desktop sharing in OS X Yosemite
    - KB3019990 Cannot exit full-screen mode in a native Lync for Mac 2011 meeting

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Update Digest: Lync Server 2010 Conferencing Server Cumulative Update (Dec 2014)

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 6:29 am

Lync Server 2010

December 2014 Cumulative Update 4.0.7577.708 for Lync Server 2010, Conferencing Server

  • KB3012065 [version 4.0.7577.708]
  • download OCSMCU.msp package KB2493736 (or grab LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe @ version 7577.709 released 12/1/2014)
  • applies to Standard, Enterprise and Standalone Audio Video Conferencing Server
  • if required, manually set the services “Lync Server Application Sharing” and “Lync Server Audio/Video Conferencing” back to Automatic (may be disabled by this patch)
  • replaces KB2889609 “Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Conferencing Server: October 2013″

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Keywords: patch, security, hotfix, update, rollup package, lync cumulative update (Lync 2013), lync server, security, cu update, mise à jour, cu, update rollup, RU (release update)

December 9, 2014

Update Digest: Lync 2013 Desktop Client Cumulative Update (Dec 2014)

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 5:45 pm

Lync 2013 (Desktop Client)

December 9, 2014 update for Lync 2013 (KB2910927)

  • download lync2013-kb2910927-fullfile-x??-glb.exe (x86, x64)
  • Prerequisites: MSO (KB2920734, Dec 2014), MSORES* (KB2817624, September 2013) and Lynchelp (KB2881083, August 2014)
  • resolves issues:
    - KB3017596 Sharing session stops in Lync 2013 when the display resolution of a shared monitor is changed
    - KB3004595 E.164 normalized telephone numbers are not displayed in Lync 2013 contact cards or the “Call” menu
    - plus others as described here

* included in Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1 - KB2817430)

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December 5, 2014

Skype 7 and Lync 2013 Windows Desktop Clients - Video Call Now!

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 10:28 pm

It’s official! Starting today Fri 5 Dec 2014 PST, users of Windows desktop clients running the just RTM-released version of Skype 7 for Windows (7.0.x.100) and Lync 2013 Windows can communicate with each other with Video Calling.

This long awaited feature adds to the Instant Messaging (IM), presence and audio calling from contact list functionality available to-date between the two clients. Under the hood, …

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