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New Lync 2013 Mobile Clients & VOIP have Arrived

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April 4, 2013 Update: the Lync 2013 client for Android is now available:

Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.lync15 Troubleshooting issues with Microsoft Lync 2013 for Android: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2834018/en-us Android smartphone devices that are supported for use with Lync 2013 for Android: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2829747/en-us

March 12, 2013 Update: the Lync 2013 Mobile Clients for the iPhone, iPad, and the Windows . . . → Read More: New Lync 2013 Mobile Clients & VOIP have Arrived

February 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Client

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A new update (aka CU1) for the Lync 2013 Client is available: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2812461.  There is not an associated Lync 2013 Server update yet but stay tuned.  Also, this update is just for the Windows Lync Client, not the VDI plug-in and other clients.

This update fixes some bugs (including some presence update issues with . . . → Read More: February 2013 Update for the Lync 2013 Client

Microsoft Lync 2013 - Ready for Takeoff!

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Microsoft announced tonight that Lync 2013 has reached the Released to Manufacturing (RTM) milestone and it will be Generally Available for the first quarter of 2013.

Microsoft simultaneously announced that Office 2013, Exchange 2013, and SharePoint 2013 have also achieved RTM status and will GA in the same time-frame:

GA is planned for Q1 . . . → Read More: Microsoft Lync 2013 – Ready for Takeoff!

Lync 2010 Cumulative Updates for October 2012

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A quick blog post to let people know that new updates (October 2012) for the Lync 2010 Client, Lync 2010 Server (including the Mobility Service), and the Lync 2010 Attendee were released today.  This round of updates is also referred to as CU7 (Cumulative Update 7).

NextHop has a nice write-up on the update . . . → Read More: Lync 2010 Cumulative Updates for October 2012

Updated Lync iPhone Client is Available

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A quick post to pass along that a new version of the Lync client for the iPhone is available.  This update resolves the issue where multiple push notification would occur for a single IM under specific circumstances (listed in the associated KB article below).

The updated iPhone client is available on the iTunes AppStore . . . → Read More: Updated Lync iPhone Client is Available

Lync 2010 June 2012 Updates Available

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A quick note in case you missed it – the June Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2010 and all the Lync clients, including the phone clients, were recently released.

Microsoft’s NextHop has a good summary of all the updates with the appropriate links: Lync Server 2010 Updates Now Available: June 2012.

Note: this Lync . . . → Read More: Lync 2010 June 2012 Updates and New iPad Client

The Lync 2010 Client Audio Codec Selection in Conferences

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An update was recently released to knowledge base article 2614343 which describes a Lync 2010 Client update from November 2011. This update enabled the use of the RTAudio narrowband codec for WAN communication to a Lync 2010 Mediation server without the use of Call Admission Control (CAC).

What is more significant about this update . . . → Read More: The Lync 2010 Client Audio Codec Selection in Conferences

Customizing the Join Meeting Experience in Lync

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Many Lync organizations and users need to customize certain aspects of joining a Lync meeting such as which participants are given the Presenter role, which Lync meeting client a participant will use, or the default text sent in the Lync meeting request.

Controlling who is a Meeting ‘Presenter’

Lync meeting Organizers are often surprised . . . → Read More: Customizing the Join Meeting Experience in Lync

Lync Client-Side Meeting Readiness Tip

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On some Lync conferences, especially large ones, inevitably there are one or two participants who are having difficult joining the meeting.

In my experience, the issue is almost always client-side – either the pre-requisite software components are not installed, or there is a configuration issue with Lync client or the client machine. As a . . . → Read More: Lync Client-Side Meeting Readiness Tip