Lync 2013 Persistent Chat HADR Deep Dive Pt. 1

As everyone knows by now, with the release of Lync Server 2013 we introduced much improved chat functionality, named Persistent Chat (pChat). Not only is it much improved, but it is also an actual role within the topology (no longer standalone application). One thing that I get questioned about a lot regarding pChat is High…


Lync 20102013 Client Security Patch MS13-096 Released Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2908005) Executive Summary This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lync. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views content that contains specially crafted TIFF files. This security update is rated Critical for…


Lync 2013 WAC PowerPoint Sharing broken Windows 8.1IE11 (Resolved)

While recently working with a customer they brought this issue to my attention. The report was that when a user shared a PowerPoint document in Lync 2013 users running Windows 8.1\IE11 failed to download the presentation. The Lync Client\LWA Stage would just sit at the “Loading” and never display the presentation. We looked at the UCCAPI logs…


Lync Monitoring Reports (Read-Only) Access

I was recently asked by a customer how they can provide different groups or departments read-only access to their Lync Monitoring Reports Infrastructure. They didn’t want them to have access to their Lync Servers just the reports. If you remember when going through setup of “Deploy Monitoring Reports” we could have specified a Read-Only group….