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Lync 2013 Client February 2014 Updates...Office SP1!!

The Lync Team announced today on their blog that the Office SP1 update released is the February Lync Desktop Client update (CU5). I haven’t seen anything pertaining to a standalone download or install. Will update this article if I find out anything else about this.

 http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2014/02/26/february-2014-update-for-the-lync-desktop-client.aspx

 Features included in the February Update:

  • Toggle pictures of sender/receiver
  • Support of high-resolution monitors (200% scaling mode)
  • Transfer files and pictures in a Persistent Chat room

 The version number of the client has changed to 15.0.4569.1503 and MSO 15.0.4569.1506.

 

Another thing that I noticed has changed are the emoticons.

    Pre SP1                                                                                Post SP1

               

Here is the KB about the Description of Microsoft Office 2013 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817430

  • 2919506 Can't hear the first few words that a callee speaks when they answer a call in Lync 2013
  • 2919507 The "Program Events" sound setting is reset to the default value after you restart Lync 2013
  • 2919508 Can't rotate the screen orientation of a video window in a Lync 2013 video conference on a Windows 8.1-based device
  • 2919510 A pie chart clock icon appears in the "Conversations" tab as a meeting icon in Lync 2013

 

There are a few issues that pertain to Lync within the release of SP1.

Persistent Chat file transfer fails between an external user and an internal user in Lync 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2932389

Assume that a user (user A) installs Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on a Lync 2013 client. Then, user A tries to send a file to another user (user B) in a Persistent Chat room by using the client. In this situation, user A may encounter the following issues:

  • If user A is an external user and user B is an internal user, user A cannot send the file. Additionally, user A will receive error ID 70.
  • If user A is an internal user and user B is an external user, user A cannot send the file. Additionally, user A will receive the following error message: error in transfer

To work around this issue, you must publish an A record to point to the public IP address of the router on the external Domain Name System (DNS) side. The router port must be forwarded to the external IP of Threat Management Gateway.

Note This workaround does not apply to all environments. For example, the internal DNS name may not be publishable in external DNS in some environments.

 

Memory leak occurs during a video call or when you rest the mouse pointer on a video icon in Lync 2013

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2933495

Assume that you install Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or the November, 2013 update for Lync 2013 on a computer. The computer uses accelerated H.264 video encoding based on Intel chipsets that have HD Graphics 2000 or a later version. Then, you make a video call or you rest the mouse pointer on a video icon in Lync 2013. In this situation, at least 60 megabytes (MB) of memory will leak in Lync 2013. The memory leak will persist until you restart Lync 2013.

This issue may be resolved in the Lync 2013 update that is dated April 2014.

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My name is Richard Schwendiman and I am currently working for Microsoft as a (PFE) Premier Field Engineer specializing in both Exchange and Lync. I have been working as an IT Consultant for 13+ years focusing on a wide array of Infrastructure technologies. These technologies include Messaging, UC, Networking, Platforms, Active Directory, Virtualization, etc... I am currently certified as an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), MCSE Messaging 2013, MCSE Communications 2013, MCSA 2012, MCITP Enterprise Messaging, MCTS-Lync, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), Commvault, CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), and JNCIA-ER (Juniper Enterprise Routing). I am hoping that through this blog I can bring knowledge from the field and keep everyone informed about our ever changing Industry. Please feel free to email me any questions, comments, or concerns pertaining to this blog or any technology related things. Thanks and look forward to providing some good content. http://blogs.technet.com/b/rischwen/

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