Microsoft Lync Server CU January 2014

About a month ago Microsoft released new CU for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and 2013.

Those updates fixes only bugs from previouse versions, and not introducing new features.


CU for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 you can find below:

Lync Server 2013



MS Download

Lync Server 2013 Debugging Tools



MS Download

Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools



MS Download


And for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 here:

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Top Support Solutions from Microsoft Support

Microsoft introduced new blog Top Support Solutions from Microsoft Support

This Blog included mostr relevant content that address the top questions or issues presented in the TechNet forums and other Microsoft support channels.

You can find there information about Microsoft products:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Lync Server
  • UAG
  • Windows 8
  • SCOM
  • Windows Server
  • SCCM
  • SQL Server
  • SharePoint Server
  • i inne

You will find there valuable information about the Microsoft top support solutions for several of it’s popular products in the Server and Tools portfolio

In section Top Support Solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server you can find:

1. Solutions related to mobility and ActiveSync:

2. Solutions related to client server connection issues and delays:

Windows 8.1 new Lync app

Those of you who use Windows 8.1 can now get new Lync app.

If you have enabled windows update and you have installed before Lync app, then now you probably have new version of this app.

Also we would like to remaind you that Windows 8.1 Preview can be used till January of 2014.

With new Lync app for Windows 8.1 you will get new features:

  • Take control of shared screens or apps    During a Lync Meeting with app sharing or screen sharing, take control of the sharing started by someone else in the meeting.
  • Run Lync side-by-side with another app at any window size     Use apps side-by-side when you need to reference another app or website while using Lync. You aren’t limited to the old 320 pixel snapped size; you can make the Lync window any size you want.
  • Answer audio and video calls on the lock screen     Answer audio and video calls quickly when your device is locked, without having to unlock it.
  • Mute and Control Call Volume from inside Lync     Mute the speakers or control the volume of your call from the conversation window without affecting your Windows speaker volume.
  • In-app contact search     Find your contacts faster, with a simple, in-app contact search.
  • Sign in reliably    This update includes a number of improvements to the sign in experience so that you can more easily connect and stay connected.


More informations you can find here: Lync Team Blog


Lync Online new reports for your business

Micorosft Lync Online team released new three usage reports for Microsoft Lync Online.

They are integrated with Office 365, and you can find them in Admin Center, reports.

These reports shows usage of Lync Online services like below:

Active users – The number of users who have signed into Lync and took part in a P2P session or conference during a reporting period.




Total audio or video minutes - Total audio or video minutes during a reporting period

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Troubleshooting Lync-Skype Connectivity wiki page

On website you can find website with information about problems with Lync-Skype connectivity.

You will find there information how to resolve common problems like:

  • A Lync user does not receive a contact request from a Skype user
  • A Lync user removes a Skype user, but the Skype user can still see Lync user’s presence and send IMs
  • When a Lync user calls a Skype user, the call sometimes fails
  • Office 365 Small Business customers have External communications turned on, but can’t connect to Skype users
  • Skype users signed in with a new Microsoft account notice a delay of several minutes in seeing the presence status of a newly-added Lync contact


You can find there answers on Lync-Skype connectivity problems, and peruse a bevy of tips, tricks, and workarounds for people who are having trouble getting connected.

All information are available here:

 Lync Online Wiki:Troubleshooting Lync-Skype Connectivity


Provisioning Guide for Lync-Skype Connectivity

On Microsoft Download Center WebSite you can find document describing how to create Lync-Skype connectivity



To download this document go to:

Provisioning Guide for Lync-Skype Connectivity


In this Lync-Skype connectivity guide you will find information about:

  • Provisioning Guide for Lync-Skype Connectivity
  • Enabling Lync – Skype Connectivity for Office 365 and Lync Online
  • Overview of Lync-Skype Connectivity Process for Lync Server
  • Accessing the Microsoft Lync Server Public IM Connectivity Provisioning Site
  • Enabling Federation and Public IM Connectivity (PIC)
  • Using Lync-Skype Connectivity as an End User

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