Hotfix for Lync 2013 - Presence Corrected

Ever since Microsoft announced spell check within Lync 2013, people (myself included) were excited to finally have access to such a basic feature. However, the new feature came at a cost – the loss of calendar presence integration (oops). Thankfully the Office team has finally provided a patch to correct the loss of basic features and it is available today.

In addition to the presence correction, there are some other updates which can be considered “important” such as presence unknown issues for federated/other pool members in your contact list, duplicate phone number problems, and Windows 7 login issues (among others). The complete list of fixes may be found in the support article listed below.

In addition to the bugs that have been feature some new features were added. Most notably the local recording resolution may now be set to 480p, 720p HD, or 1080p Full HD. Since the client is recording the video it stands to reason the client has to be able to receive the video feed at this format – keep that in mind when you think you want a 1080p recording on your wireless laptop.

 

In a move to align the communications style application to application the pictures of the participants (assuming you have a picture) into the IM window. Debatable if good or bad – regardless, the feature cannot be disabled. Speaking of pictures, the ability to use a picture hosted on a website is back as well. The option is still controlled by the admin on the client policy but as seen here – the feature is an option.

 

Product

Version

KBs

Download

Lync 2013 Client 32-bit

15.0.4551.1005

2825630

MS Download

Lync 2013 Client 64-bit

15.0.4551.1005

2825630

MS Download

Additional Notes:
Lync Server 2010 build number is 4.0.7577.223
Lync 2010 Client build number is 4.0.7577.4409
Lync Server 2013 build number is 5.0.8308.556
Lync 2013 Client build number is 15.0.4551.1005
Lync Group Chat build number is 4.0.7577. 4409
Lync Group Chat Server build number 4.0.7577. 4409
Lync Group Chat Admin build number 4.0.7577. 4409
Lync Attendee build number is 4.0.7577.4356
Lync Attendant build number is 4.0.7577.4098
Lync Phone Editions build number is 4.0.7577.4414 (except CX700)
Lync Phone Edition CX700 build number 4.0.5755.4411
Lync 2010 for iPhone build number 4.7
Lync 2010 for iPad build number 4.7
Lync 2010 for Android build number 4.0.6509.3001
Lync 2013 for Windows Phone build number is 5.2.1072.0
Lync 2013 for iPad build number is 5.2
Lync 2013 for iPhone build number is 5.2
Lync 2013 for Android build number 5.1.0000
Lync Basic 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017
Lync VDI 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017

Microsoft has released CU June 2013 for Android Lync 2010

Yesterday Microsoft released an update for Android phones running Lync 2010. The update addresses bug fixes and stability which is always a good thing for Android devices!

Product

Version

KBs

Download

Lync 2010 for Android

4.0.6509.3001

2829325

Google Play

Additional Notes:
Lync Server 2010 build number is 4.0.7577.216
Lync 2010 Client build number is 4.0.7577.4378
Lync Server 2013 build number is 5.0.8308.291
Lync 2013 Client build number is 15.0.4454.1506
Lync Group Chat build number is 4.0.7577.4102
Lync Group Chat Server build number 4.0.7577.4778
Lync Group Chat Admin build number 4.0.7577.4102
Lync Attendee build number is 4.0.7577.4356
Lync Attendant build number is 4.0.7577.4098
Lync Phone Editions build number is 4.0.7577.4387
Lync 2010 for iPhone build number 4.7
Lync 2010 for iPad build number 4.7
Lync 2010 for Android build number 4.0.6509.3001
Lync 2013 for Windows Phone build number is 5.0.8250.0
Lync 2013 for iPad build number is 5.0
Lync 2013 for iPhone build number is 5.0
Lync Basic 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017
Lync VDI 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017

Microsoft has released CU February 2013 for Lync Server 2013 Products

Yesterday Microsoft released CU February 2013 for Microsoft Lync Server 2013. The update is a significant one as it adds the necessary components for UCWA to work correctly with the newly announced Mobility clients (as well as any custom REST apps created).

The update process is a little more involved should you be utilizing the new database mirroring feature of Lync Server 2013 so make sure you follow the steps to a tee. In addition to the standard Updater additional resources were released including the Capacity Planner for 2013, the SDK for UCMA and Lync itself, and additional language support for Lync Basic and the VDI plugins.

Three tidbits of information.

1) The –Update switch is no longer needed as the command will detect if an updated is required and if not, will do nothing. If you include the –Update switch it will drop/read sprocs and reACL permissions regardless if an update is required (it of course will update it as well but why have an outage if it is not required).

2) It is reported that bootstrapper (or the Deployment Wizard Step 2) is required prior to invoking the Enable-CsTopology command although I personally have not seen any updates processed while performing this command. It does not hurt to run however so to be on the safe side just go ahead and run bootstrapper.

3) Reboots of the Front-End servers is required. Sometimes – not sure why – the Edge server must be rebooted even if not prompted (good idea to simply do this). And finally the Lync client must be restarted after the two patches are installed below.

The update process for an SE install of Lync Server 2013 is straightforward. After the update of the Lync bits have been applied simply run from the Lync SE 2013 Server’s Lync Server Management Shell (highly important or the system will not function correctly):

Install-CsDatabase –CofiguredDatabases –SqlServerFqdn yourlyncserver.domain

Followed from a command prompt on the Lync SE server and (if applicable) the Lync Edge server(s):

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Deployment\bootstrapper.exe

And then finally back top Lync Server Management Shell:

Enable-CsTopology

If you have an Enterprise install of Lync Server 2013 the process is a little more involved (more moving pieces). To update an EE deployment without a database mirror start from a Front-End server running from Lync Server Management Shell:

Install-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn SqlServerBE.domain –UseDefaultSqlPaths

Install-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn ArchMonBE.domain  –UseDefaultSqlPaths

Install-CsDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase -SqlServerFqdnCMS.domain -SqlInstanceName DBInstanceName –UseDefaultSqlPaths

Followed from a command prompt on each FE server and (if applicable) the Lync Edge server(s):

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Deployment\bootstrapper.exe

And then finally back top Lync Server Management Shell:

Enable-CsTopology

If you have an Enterprise install of Lync Server 2013 the process is a little more involved (more moving pieces). To update an EE deployment with a database mirror the process is more involved as you must drop the mirror, update the servers, and then re-create the mirror. This process will most likely be streamlined in upcoming Lync updates – something that we will continue to see often and with high value – but with such a short release cycle it is understandable why the process is what it is today.

Rather than hash the requirements and steps for a mirrored process visit the Microsoft KB article and follow the steps found there (KB2809243). Although it currently does not state a requirement to run bootstrapper on the FE and Edge servers do yourself a favor and run the command to cover all bases (see above cmdlets).

The current update list (and of course all previous updates are included and assumed and thus not listed) is displayed below. It is important to note that the Lync client updates are 2-part and both are required. The table is quite large and as such has been placed into a link which may be found here - the current versions are listed below.

 

Lync Server 2010 build number is 4.0.7577.205
Lync Client build number is 4.0.7577.4356
Lync Server 2013 build number is 5.0.8308.291
Lync 2013 Client build number is 15.0.4454.1506
Lync Group Chat build number is 4.0.7577.4102
Lync Group Chat Server build number 4.0.7577.4071
Lync Group Chat Admin build number 4.0.7577.4102
Lync Attendee build number is 4.0.7577.4356
Lync Attendant build number is 4.0.7577.4098
Lync Phone Edition Polycom build number 4.0.7577.4372
Lync Phone Editions (other than Polycom) build number is 4.0.7577.4366 (4363 for CX700/8540)
Lync Basic 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017
Lync VDI 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017

Lync Server 2010 April 2011 Update

Microsoft has released the server update for Lync Server 2010 following their previous client CU2 updates a few weeks back. The server updates have once again been combined into a nifty update package LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe which figures out what needs to be installed and in what order on each server. It can also be run to verify what patches have been installed. Of course individual updates still exist as well if you prefer to patch in that manner (but why?) and they can all be found here.