Lync Basic 2013 vs Lync 2013

With the release of Lync Server 2013, there are two versions of the Lync 2013 client available: Lync Basic 2013 Lync 2013 What’s the difference between the two? Lync Basic 2013 provides all the basic functionality that’s available in the full version of Lync (Lync 2013). However, if you want to use any of the…


Issue when Installing Windows Identity Foundation on Windows Server 2012

I was installing Lync Server 2013 Preview in my lab and while running Step 1 from the Deployment Wizard I got the following message: I found the Additional Software Requirements TechNet article ( that lists the additional software that needs to be installed with Lync.  I found Windows Identity Foundation and the link in the…


Where is the Lync 2013 Tracing Folder?

I went to look for the client uccapilog file, but it wasn’t in the location I was expecting.  In previous versions of Communicator and Lync 2010, the client tracing folder was stored in: C:\Users\<username>\Tracing In Lync 2013, the client tracing folder in now stored in the following location: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync\Tracing