Lync 2013 Client Update – December 2014

Hot on the heels of – and fixing a bug introduced *in* – November’s, we now have a December update to the Lync 2013 client. Read all about kb2910927 here. This update takes the Lync 2013 Client to 15.0.4675.1000/1002. What’s Fixed? kb3017596 Sharing session stops in Lync 2013 when the display resolution of a shared …

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Lync Server 2013 Update – December 2014

Another one! We seem to be on a three-weekly cycle at the moment! (November’s I wrote up here). This update takes Lync Server 2013 from 5.0.8308.834 to 5.0.8308.857. What’s Fixed? Of the four MSIs in this update, only ONE has any specific fixes mentioned, with the others containing the usual improvements to the “reliability, stability, …

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Telstra SIP Connect IP Addresses

If you’re deploying a gateway and interfacing to Telstra’s Australian “SIP Connect” SIP trunk service you’ll need to know a few values. Most of the below you’ll get from the relevant Telstra and/or gateway integration guides. Each state and territory has its own SBC and Telstra STRONGLY prefers you reference these by their host name …

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A Look at the Yealink T48G for Lync

Yealink’s not a brand you normally associate with Lync and the corporate end of town, but perhaps as an indicator of the strength of the Lync brand they’ve thrown their hat into the ring and released two phone models with firmware for Lync. I managed to get my mitts on the high-end “T48G” and thought …

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Lync Server 2013 Update – November 2014

As Michael LaMontagne so succinctly put it on Twitter, the monthly CU’s we’ve been seeing recently are to make up for the dearth of them at the start of the year. And so it is that three weeks after the October update we have another, this time taking Lync Server 2013 from 5.0.8308.831 to 5.0.8308.834. …

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Lync 2013 Client Update – November 2014

We have a November update to the Lync client. Read all about KB2899507 here. This update takes the Lync 2013 Client to 15.0.4667.1000/1001. What’s Fixed? 3010340 Video freezes consistently for two second-intervals when you make a video call in Lync 2013 3009723 Incorrect format of string in a trace statement when application sharing session viewers …

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Lync ‘vNext’ is “Skype for Business”

Since paying US$8.5Billion for Skype back in 2011, Microsoft’s been slowly absorbing its technology into the existing Lync product. Last year we saw Federation between Skype and Lync (albeit with some caveats), this year it was the inclusion of Skype’s “SILK” codecs into the Lync clients, and now today it’s official: “vNext” of Lync (to …

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Lync Server 2013 Update – October 2014

The only thing better than a CU for Lync is a CU that contains fixes you personally recognise. And so it is with this update. An October 2014 update for Lync Server 2013 has landed, taking the Server from 5.0.8308.815 to  5.0.8308.831. What’s Fixed? Only the Front-End, Edge & Core Components get a refresh in …

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Lync Phone Edition Update – October 2014

We have a new update for Lync Phone Edition, although its benefit is rather localised. This LPE firmware update takes us from 4.0.7577.44451 to 4.0.7577.4455. Timezone Updates Quoting from the KB: This update adds the following new time zones for Lync Phone Edition telephones: N/A (UTC+04:00) Izhevsk, Samara (RTZ3) N/A (UTC+11:00) Chokurdakh (RTZ10) Kamchatka Standard …

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