How to Change the Certificate Store Used for Lync Client Certificates

I’ve gotten this question from time to time from customers about the certificate that Lync issues to users and it showing up in the certificate picker for users.  The Lync server issues a certificate to the clients with the Client Authentication Enhanced Key Usage (EKU), so the certificate can sometimes show up in the certificate picker in…

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Issue with Lync Conversation Window Extension

I had a customer question the other day that I hadn't seen before.  The issue was that people were noticing that every time when they initiated an IM conversation to a specific user, they would get the following in the IM window: Context not supported: this conversation includes context which requires a Microsoft Lync plug-in….

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Issue Completely Disabling Photos in Lync 2013

I had a customer request recently to be able to completely disable photos for some users in Lync 2013.  They didn't want photos to show up anywhere in the Lync 2013 client for these users.  It sounded like an easy enough request, however, it turned out not to be.  Photos in this environment would be…

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Issue with Office Web Apps Server 2013 Published Externally Using TMG 2010

I was helping a customer setup Lync Server 2013 when we ran into an interesting issue while testing conferencing with external Lync 2013 clients.  Every time we attempted to present a PowerPoint presentation, the presentation would never display.  From the screenshot below, you can see that the file is and was uploaded to the Lync…

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Change in Lync 2013 Taskbar Icon – Part 2

With the release of the September 2013 Cumulative Update for the Lync 2013 client, the icon used in the notification area of the taskbar is back to the original icon showing your presence status:

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Issue with Presence Not Updating Based on Free/Busy After Applying September 2013 Cumulative Update

Update 11/10/13 – This issue has been resolved with the release of the November 2013 Cumulative Update.  You can get more information here. With the release of the September 2013 Cumulative Update for the Lync 2013 client, there is a known issue with presence not updating based on the user’s free/busy status from their Exchange calendar. …

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Change in Lync 2013 Taskbar Icon

Update 9/20/13 – With the release of the September 2013 Cumulative Update, the icon has reverted back.  You can get more information here. With the release of Security update for Lync 2013: July 2013, there is a change to the icon used for Lync 2013 in the notification area of the taskbar.  Instead of the icon…

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Lync 2013 Mobility

Update 4/2/13 – Updated for release of Android client.Update 3/12/13 – Updated for release of iOS client. With the release of the Lync Server 2013: February 2013 Cumulative Updates, additional features are available with Lync mobility.  In order to take advantage of these new features, you will need to install the Lync 2013 version of the mobile…

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Issue with the Lync Basic 2013 Client and A/V Disabled

Update 2/26/14 – This issue has been resolved with the release of Service Pack 1 for Office 2013.  You can get more information here. I ran across this while testing an issue a reader of my blog posted in the comments of an article I wrote about the Lync Basic 2013 client.  They had mentioned that…

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