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May Lync / Skype For Business Client Update brings Security Fix and New Features

Published 14/05/2015 - 4 Comments

The May Skype for Business client update is out:







It brings an important security fix, MS15-044, and also a lot of other fixes and features.

Note, this patch also includes the previously released Lync 2013/Skype for Business UI changes, be sure you understand them.

My favourite new feature, we can finally disable the annoying (IMHO) name and date insertion when you copy past from chat:




Copy past before:

[?14/?05/?2015 19:17] Tom Arbuthnot:

Copy Paste with “copy message only”


There is also now some text that explains “Skype Meeting” in invites (hat tip to Simon Gardner):



Improvements and fixes

This security update provides improvements that are described in the following article:

This security update resolves nonsecurity issues that are described in the following articles:


Known issues

After you install this security update, you may experience the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.


Mike Palmer - 16/05/2015 Reply

We have been investigating the rollout of this update over the past few days as we didn’t deploy the April update. We have since found out that one of the pre-req’s is Office 2013 SP1 before be before we can deploy it. Our Office environment is Office 2010 so we have mixed Office shared components like the MSO.

Hemanth - 25/06/2015 Reply

after we apply security update 3039779 for Skype for Business unable to see the Skype for business window every thing look Black

    Tom Arbuthnot - 30/06/2015 Reply

    odd. Not seen this. 1 machine or repeatable?

    Eli Backs - 12/01/2016 Reply

    Found a fix for this problem. We have this too. The start screen is black and the cat boxes are black too.

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