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August 2014 Lync Phone Edition CU 7577.4451: Phone Lock Prevents Dialing and Non-EV Users can use Lync Phone

21/08/2014 2 Comments
August 2014 Lync Phone Edition CU 7577.4451: Phone Lock Prevents Dialing and Non-EV Users can use Lync Phone

The Updates have been coming thick and fast, first Server then client and now Lync Phone Edition Product Version Download Lync Phone Edition (for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip) 4.0.7577.4451 2988177 Lync Phone Edition (for HP 4110 and HP 4120) 4.0.7577.4451 2988178 Lync Phone Edition (for Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600, and Polycom CX3000) 4.0.7577.4451 2988181 […]

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Lync 2013 Client Update August 2014 15.0.4641.1000 – 15 Fixes

12/08/2014 1 Comment
Lync 2013 Client Update August 2014 15.0.4641.1000 – 15 Fixes

We’ve had the August Server update, and hot on it’s heels the client update is here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881070 Downloads: Download the 32-bit Lync update package now. Download the 64-bit Lync update package now.   15 Fixes are listed: 2985514 Lync 2013 signs out and then signs in every 30 minutes 2985513 Lync 2013 crashes when you […]

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#PowerShell Summit Europe 2014: Amsterdam September 29 – October 1 2014, Registration Open Now

10/08/2014 0 Comments
#PowerShell Summit Europe 2014: Amsterdam September 29 – October 1 2014, Registration Open Now

I’ll be attending the PowerShell Summit Europe 2014. It’s a great opportunity to listen to, meet and share ideas with some of the best in the field. If you are In Europe and can make it to Amsterdam I think its arguably the best value conference an IT Pro can go to this year; $800 […]

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Testing Your Internet Connection for Lync / Skype: 8 Free Tools and Services

10/08/2014 3 Comments
Testing Your Internet Connection for Lync / Skype: 8 Free Tools and Services

Skype and Lync do an excellent job of coping with poor / variable network conditions, but ultimately the quality and consistency of your internet connection will play a big part in your experience when working from home/talking to other users/companies over federation. Sometimes with quality issues it is hard for users to understand if the […]

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Microsoft move ahead of Cisco in Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC – link to full report

08/08/2014 0 Comments
Microsoft move ahead of Cisco in Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC – link to full report

Gartner have released their annual Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications (Bern Elliot, Steve Blood). Gartner think of UC as being divided into 6 areas; Telephony, Conferencing, Messaging, Presence and IM, Clients and Communications-enabled applications. This year Microsoft have been placed in the converted “top right”, taking the lead over Cisco.     Microsoft have allowed […]

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#Lync Server 2013 CU5 / August 2014 5.0.8308.733 Details, Download and Known Issues

06/08/2014 4 Comments
#Lync Server 2013 CU5 / August 2014 5.0.8308.733 Details, Download and Known Issues

It’s been a while since we’ve had a cumulative update for Lync Server 2013 (January for CU4), now CU5 has been released Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36820 KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2809243   As always there are likely fixes that are not listed, if you find something, let me know and I will add it to the list. Updates for CU5 […]

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Lync for Mac 14.0.9 – a number of issues addressed

04/08/2014 0 Comments

  This one slipped me by. Lync for Mac 14.0.9 hotfix was released on July 8th http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2963369 Download the Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.9 package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36517) Thanks to Richard Schwendiman for sharing some detail on the fixes: Substantial improvement in Desktop Sharing (~10x throughput improvement) Top few Watson crashes fixed Location Awareness (LIS […]

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Apostrophe and dash not supported in user SIP addresses in Lync Server – Find Problem SIP URIs

03/08/2014 2 Comments

This has been known for a while, but Microsoft recently updated their KB and confirmed it. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2716467/ If a user (user A) uses a SIP address that contains an apostrophe (‘) or a dash (-), the user may encounter multiple issues intermittently. For example, user A may encounter the following issues: A user (user B) […]

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