This week we see a really important update for companies using Lync for Mac 2011. A big thanks goes to 2 customers in our Lync Online Dedicated environment that persevered and pressed through the analysis as the behavior had an odd pattern. Customers would comment they could join 1 or 2 meetings and then by the 3rd meeting there would be a problem connecting with all modalities. Customers would workaround by dialing in to the Lync bridge number, join via the Lync Web App, even use a Windows virtual machine on the Mac and sometimes a hard reboot. None of these are desired over the long term.  

Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 14.0.4 Hotfix 1 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2836517&wa=wsignin1.0

This fixes two issues

2837047 Error message when you try to join an online meeting on a Lync for Mac 2011-based device

2837048 Desktop sharing or video sharing session disconnects when you use Lync for Mac 2011

 

Here's to these fixes making substantial improvement to your end user experience with your Mac user base.

 

TomL LCSKid