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

Follow me for all the buzz -> @_leedesmond (Twitter)!

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

Follow me for all the buzz -> @_leedesmond (Twitter)!

Keywords: patch, security, hotfix, update, rollup package, lync cumulative update (Lync 2011 for Mac), lync server, security, cu update, mise à jour, cu, update rollup, RU (release update)

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″

Follow me for all the buzz -> @_leedesmond (Twitter)!

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)

Follow me for all the buzz -> @_leedesmond (Twitter)!

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 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, …

more /…

(more…)

December 2, 2014

TIP 1420C Update: Get-CsPoolFabricState (Lync Server 2013 / Windows Fabric and Routing Group)

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010, PowerShell — Desmond Lee @ 10:41 pm

Harnessing the power of the Start-Transcript/Stop-Transcript cmdlets in a PowerShell console session or explicitly starting a separate PowerShell instance to capture the string output of Get-CsPoolFabricState are two great workarounds suggested by Lync/PowerShell MVP peers Michael LaMontagne (@RealTimeUC) and Tom Arbuthnot (@tomarbuthnot). Check out the details today!

Follow me for all the buzz -> @_leedesmond (Twitter)!

November 26, 2014

Update Digest: Lync 2010, Skype 7.2 for Mac (Nov 2014)

Lync 2010 (desktop client)

  • November 2014 update for Lync 2010 (KB3006209)
  • contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix
  • resolves the following issues:
    - KB2890167 Lync 2010 users cannot see a PowerPoint presentation that is presented by a Lync Web App user
    - KB3006219 Lync 2010 crashes when a user invites another user to an IM conversation or starts a new IM conversation
    - KB3006222 Right side DBCS strings are truncated after you install a January 2014 update for Lync 2010

Skype 7.2 for Mac

  • Fixes: adjusted color contrast in chat (improved readability), stability, performance improvements
  • download and more info here

Follow me for all the buzz -> @_leedesmond (Twitter)!

Keywords: patch, security, hotfix, update, rollup package, lync cumulative update (Lync 2010), lync client,  security, cu update, mise à jour, cu, update rollup, Skype for Mac, RU (release update)

November 24, 2014

TIP 1420B: Get-CsPoolFabricState | … ? (Lync Server 2013 / Windows Fabric and Routing Group)

In Lync Server 2013, the cmdlet Get-CsPoolFabricState does not accept or generate any objects as output in the pipeline. String values representing the Windows Fabric state is displayed directly to the console. It is not possible to capture or redirect the text output using a regular pipe (|) or redirection (>) to a file on disk (not even with the clip.exe tool).

One way to summarize the list of user routing groups from Get-CsPoolFabricState is to first manually copy and save the raw text output to a text file:

more/…

(more…)

November 21, 2014

Update Digest: Lync Server 2013 / Lync 2013 Cumulative Update, Management Pack, etc. (Nov 2014)

Lync Server 2013

  • Updates for Lync Server 2013 - “CU7″ Nov 2014 (KB2809243)
  • [version 8308.834] (download)
  • applies to both Lync Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack

Lync 2013 (desktop client)

  • November 11, 2014 update for Lync 2013 (KB2899507)
  • [version”1.0″ 15.0.4667.1000] download Lync update package (lync2013-kb2899507-fullfile-x??-glb.exe - x86 or x64)
  • Prerequisites: MSO (KB2899493, November 2014), MSORES* (KB2817624, September 2013) and Lynchelp (KB2881083, August 2014)* included in Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1 - KB2817430)

Lync Server 2013 Management Pack

  • [version 5.0.8308.831]
  • download (LS2013ManagementPacks.msi, Lync Server 2013 Management Pack Guide.doc and WatcherNode.msi)

Others

  • Microsoft Lync Room System Deployment Guide (Nov2014 download)
  • Microsoft Lync Room System Administrative Web Portal
    - A Lync Server web component to monitor and manage Lync Room System devices
    - [version 8308.846] download (LyncRoomAdminPortal.exe)
  • Configuring the Windows Server 2012 Web Application Proxy as a Reverse Proxy for Lync Server (download)

Follow me for all the buzz -> @_leedesmond (Twitter)!

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)

November 19, 2014

TIP 1420A: Get-CsPoolFabricState (Lync Server 2013 / Windows Fabric and Routing Group)

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010, PowerShell — Desmond Lee @ 12:01 am

Windows Fabric is the underlying technology which enables Lync Server 2013 to perform its magic of high availability and redundancy at the Front-End Enterprise Edition pool-level. This loosely-coupled brick-model reduces dependencies on the SQL database back-end at the expense of heavier hardware demands on each FE server node.

At the very initial start-up, each of the FE server is assigned to a routing group in the EE pool. The number of routing groups dynamically increases as additional users come on-board. Written into the msRTCSIP-UserRoutingGroupID AD attribute, this is how a Lync-enabled user is associated with a routing group of a pool.

(more…)