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…

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Lync 20102013 Client Security Patch MS13-096 Released

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-096 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…

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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…

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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….

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Lync 2013 UCCAPI Logging Configuration

Recently I've had some inquiries on changing different Lync logging options so I wanted to blog about how this can be accomplished. First let me explain a little about different type of logs created by the Lync client. If you look under the default Lync 2013 Logging location (%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync\Tracing) you will see both .UCCAPI and…

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Lync 2013 Client Updates (November 2013) (15.0.4551.1005)

***Update on functionality. Scroll down*** This update fixes the Presence status from Exchange not updating that appeared in the September updates. There are also other significant fixes which are listed below. You can read more about the updates and download them here (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825630).  This update fixes the following issues: 2907820 – Inconsistent format and duplicate…

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Lync 2013 mobile client iPhone 5S (IOS 7) Video Issue

*** 10/18/2013 Update: This has been resolved with the latest updates to the mobile client. *** I was recently working with a customer and they asked if I had heard anything about Lync 2013 mobility client video being garbled on iPhone 5s with IOS 7 (see below). At the time I hadn't but after some research…

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Series: Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 Integration with AsteriskNOW PBX Pt. 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we configured AsteriskNOW PBX and connected it to our Lync 2013 environment. Now to complete our configuration we will integrate Lync 2013 with Exchange 2013 for Unified Messaging. I am going to assume you already have Exchange 2013 installed, configured, and the latest patches installed. If…

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Lync 2013 Client Office Customization Tool (OCT) Error

**Update – If you create your package and follow the instructions located under Add/Modify Shortcut (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179097.aspx) you should be fine.** One of my customers recently came across a weird error message launching the Lync 2013 client. They sent me an email saying after we deployed the Lync 2013 client in our environment we started getting…

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Lync 2013 September Updates (15.0.4535.1002)

Lync 2013 September Updates We recently released the September updates for Office including the Lync Client. Below are the links for both the 32 and 64 bit versions. We have fixed the issues listed in the KB articles below. Also included in this update are some new much anticipated features and one feature that was…

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