Enable Lync 2010 Meeting Invite Template in Lync2013/SfB2015

The January 2017 client update for Lync 2013/SfB2015 includes a new registry key that allows Lync2013/SfB2015 Meeting Addin to create a meeting invite similar to the one in Lync 2010 client. For reference we need to look how Dial in Conferencing Numbers are configured: Get-CsDialInConferencingAccessNumber https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg413015.aspx Now, before any change, we can see that a meeting invite for… Read more

Lync/SfB: Check client version using PowerShell

During troubleshooting we often need to check the installed version, for Lync/SfB Server we already know how to check the installed version using PowerShell: Skype for Business Server Component Version using Get-CsServerPatchVersion https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uclobby/2015/12/08/skype-for-business-server-component-version-using-get-csserverpatchversion/ Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uclobby/2015/05/01/skype-for-business-server-2015-component-version-using-powershell/ Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (Windows Registry) https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uclobby/2014/12/15/lync-server-component-version-using-powershell-windows-registry/ On the client we can check the… Read more

Lync/SfB: User Presence won’t update to DND if the Secondary Monitor is shared

In a recent request we were asked why sharing the Second Monitor wasn’t updating the user presence to Do Not Disturb. The Show me as DND when I share my desktop setting enable/disable the Lync/SfB Client to update the user presence when sharing: However, even with this setting enabled the user presence will only be updated to… Read more

Enabling Lync/SfB Client to use proxy server for SIP traffic instead of trying direct connection

Update 2017/09/12 – Added SfB2016 MSI (16.0.4588.1001). We had some reports that when trying to sign in to Skype for Business Online users were experiencing delays during the sign in process. This behavior was related to environments were the Lync/SfB client is configured to use a Proxy Server to connect to the Skype for Business Online servers. After researching the… Read more

Lync 2013/Skype for Business 2015 Client Update List: November 2017

Here is the list for the Lync 2013/Skype for Business 2015 client updates: Version Release Date KB Article Download 15.0.4981.1000 November 7, 2017 KB4011255 32 bit 64 bit 15.0.4971.1000 October 10, 2017 KB4011179 32 bit 64 bit 15.0.4963.1000 September 12, 2017 KB4011107 32 bit 64 bit 15.0.4953.1000 August 1, 2017 KB4011046 32 bit 64 bit… Read more

CallerIDBlock: Version 1.1 release notes

It’s been a while since we looked at the Blocking Calls on Lync Server and Skype for Business Based on Caller ID. Since then, we had an update related to the script Missed call notification when the call is blocked by CallerIDBlock MSPL Script, but the MSPL Script remained the same (created by VoIPNorm’s UC Blog – Blocking… Read more

Lync/SfB client tries to use proxy server instead of direct connection when using Proxy PAC on Windows 7

Update 2016/08/16 – This only happens on Windows 7, for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 we don’t need to change the Proxy PAC file. Recently we received some reports saying that Lync 2013 and Skype for Business 2015/2016 clients were trying to use a Proxy Server for lyncdiscover and lyncdiscoverinternal URLs when the Proxy was configured using a… Read more

How to update the Lync 2013 VDI Plugin

A frequent question we get is, “How do we update the Lync VDI 2013 Plugin?” The answer is quite simple: the Lync VDI 2013 Plugin uses the same update path as the Lync 2013 client. This means that all updates released for the Lync 2013/Skype for Business 2015 client are also applicable to the Lync… Read more

Lync/Skype4B: How to Disable "Edit or Remove Picture" option.

Recently, we were contacted by a customer with an uncommon request: How to disable the button Edit or Remove Picture from the Lync/Skype4B Client? Most people want to know how to enable this option, which belongs to a feature called: High Resolution Photos only available through Exchange Web Services connectivity between Lync Server 2013/Skype for Business Server… Read more

Lync2013/Skype4B: Active Directory contact is changed to the phone number in the contact list

On 14th July 2015, a new Lync2013/Skype4B client update was released (KB3054946 – 15.0.4737.1001). We were eager to see it released, especially because it includes the following fix: Active Directory contact’s name is changed to the phone number in the contact list of Skype for Business or Lync 2013 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3072753 Most users didn’t notice it… Read more