Lync Server 2013 Update – January 2016

This update takes two components on the server from 5.0.8308.941 to 5.0.8308.945, although – as with the December update that gave us .941 – I’m still struggling to see the point of one of them. What’s Fixed? It looks like the sole (documented) fix is for the Web Components and relates to the “You can’t …

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Lync Server 2013 Update – December 2015

This update takes the server from 5.0.8308.933 to 5.0.8308.941, although I’m struggling to see anything that’s actually fixed or changed at this stage. What’s Fixed? Nothing apparently! According to the kb articles, this cumulative update simply resolves issues that have previously been resolved in earlier updates this year! What’s New? Nothing apparently. Download Download the …

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Quick Tip: Am I SE or EE?

I occasionally find myself thrown into a strange Lync or SfB environment – sometimes it’s even a TeamViewer session – and I need to hit the ground running and start discovering what’s going on. Quicker than running up Topology Builder or wading through the output of Get-CsPool, “Get-CsComputer –Local” will tell you very quickly if the …

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Lync Server 2013 Update – October 2015

As with my previous post, this update so soon after the last looks to be brought to you by Apple and the number 9. This update takes the server from 5.0.8308.927 to 5.0.8308.933, with 6 components affected. What’s Fixed? This cumulative update resolves the following issues: Kb 3097592 You can’t join a meeting from outside …

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Lync Server 2013 Security Update – September 2015

This month’s security update touches just about everything in my world it seems. Here are the relevant links for Lync Server 2013: MS15-104: Description of the security update for Microsoft Lync Server 2013: September 8, 2015 This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Lync Server. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of …

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Lync 2013 Server Update – July 2015

July 10th saw an update to the Lync 2013 Server components. In a break with tradition, *every* installed component gets an update, so now they’re all at 5.0.8308.920. The reasoning for this is not yet clear. What’s Fixed? There are a handful of fixes, but lots of generic “improves the reliability, stability, and performance of…”. …

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Upgrading to Skype for Business Server 2015

The long-awaited ISO has hit, and I’ve been looking forward to taking the in-place upgrade process for a spin. The snag here is that you need to kick this process off from a server already running the SfB Admin Tools – so that meant another machine. Whilst this server could have been only a short-term …

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Lync Server 2013 Update – May 2015

Buried in amongst the excitement of yesterday’s arrival of the Skype for Business Server 2015 ISO on MSDN and the swarm currently descending upon Chicago is quite a worthy update to Lync Server 2013. This one takes Lync Server 2013 from 5.0.8308.871 (or 5.0.8308.872 depending upon where you look) to 5.0.8308.887. What’s Fixed? kb3051962 Lync Server …

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Lync Server 2013 Update – February 2015

This rather juicy update takes Lync Server 2013 from 5.0.8308.866 to 5.0.8308.871 – or 5.0.8308.872 depending upon where you look. What’s Fixed? LOTS!! KB 3037071 Location monitoring report does not show regions and site names in a Lync Server 2013 environment KB 3034784 Lync Server 2013-based client crashes or disconnects from a meeting when an …

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