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  • Blog Post: Issue Completely Disabling Photos in Lync 2013

    I had a customer request recently to be able to completely disable photos for some users in Lync 2013. They didn't want photos to show up anywhere in the Lync 2013 client for these users. It sounded like an easy enough request, however, it turned out not to be. Photos in this environment would be...
  • Blog Post: Issue with Presence Not Updating Based on Free/Busy After Applying September 2013 Cumulative Update - Part 2

    With the release of the November 2013 Cumulative Update for the Lync 2013 client free/busy information is being pulled by the Lync 2013 client again and being used to change your presence state accordingly. You can download the latest client update here .
  • Blog Post: Change in Lync 2013 Taskbar Icon

    Update 9/20/13 - With the release of the September 2013 Cumulative Update, the icon has reverted back. You can get more information here . With the release of Security update for Lync 2013: July 2013 , there is a change to the icon used for Lync 2013 in the notification area of the taskbar. Instead...
  • Blog Post: Lync 2013 Mobility

    Update 4/2/13 - Updated for release of Android client. Update 3/12/13 - Updated for release of iOS client. With the release of the Lync Server 2013: February 2013 Cumulative Updates , additional features are available with Lync mobility. In order to take advantage of these new features, you will need...
  • Blog Post: Change in Lync 2013 Taskbar Icon - Part 2

    With the release of the September 2013 Cumulative Update for the Lync 2013 client, the icon used in the notification area of the taskbar is back to the original icon showing your presence status:
  • Blog Post: Where is the Lync 2013 Tracing Folder?

    I went to look for the client uccapilog file, but it wasn't in the location I was expecting. In previous versions of Communicator and Lync 2010, the client tracing folder was stored in: C:\Users\<username>\Tracing In Lync 2013, the client tracing folder in now stored in the following location...
  • Blog Post: Issue when Installing Windows Identity Foundation on Windows Server 2012

    I was installing Lync Server 2013 Preview in my lab and while running Step 1 from the Deployment Wizard I got the following message: I found the Additional Software Requirements TechNet article ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398686(v=ocs.15) ) that lists the additional software...
  • Blog Post: Issue with Office Web Apps Server 2013 Published Externally Using TMG 2010

    I was helping a customer setup Lync Server 2013 when we ran into an interesting issue while testing conferencing with external Lync 2013 clients. Every time we attempted to present a PowerPoint presentation, the presentation would never display. From the screenshot below, you can see that the file is...
  • Blog Post: Issue with Presence Not Updating Based on Free/Busy After Applying September 2013 Cumulative Update

    Update 11/10/13 - This issue has been resolved with the release of the November 2013 Cumulative Update. You can get more information here . With the release of the September 2013 Cumulative Update for the Lync 2013 client, there is a known issue with presence not updating based on the user's free...
  • Blog Post: Issue with the Lync Basic 2013 Client and A/V Disabled

    Update 2/26/14 - This issue has been resolved with the release of Service Pack 1 for Office 2013. You can get more information here . I ran across this while testing an issue a reader of my blog posted in the comments of an article I wrote about the Lync Basic 2013 client. They had mentioned that...
  • Blog Post: Lync Basic 2013 vs Lync 2013

    With the release of Lync Server 2013, there are two versions of the Lync 2013 client available: Lync Basic 2013 Lync 2013 What's the difference between the two? Lync Basic 2013 provides all the basic functionality that’s available in the full version of Lync (Lync 2013). However...