Our first client update for 2015 isn’t a major one, but *I* benefit from one of the two fixes in it, so naturally I’m excited! This update (kb2920744) takes the Lync 2013 Client to 15.0.4693.1000/1001.
- KB3032399 Update improves users’ ability to select partial instant messages from conversation history windows in Lync 2013
- KB3032396 Incorrect conversation window opens when you double-click a contact in Lync 2013
Nothing that I can see.
Screen-readers are an ongoing problem – unchanged from the known issues list of previous updates:
- 2898357 Screen readers cannot read aloud keystrokes during a Lync 2013 application or desktop sharing session in Windows
- 2932389 Persistent Chat file transfer fails between an external user and an internal user in Lync 2013
One of these has also been updated since the last update:
|Office 2013 MSO (KB2920798)||1.0||2 February 2015|
|MSORES (kb2817624)||1.0||6 Sept 2013|
|LyncHelp (kb2881083)||1.0||2 August 2014|
The Install Process
I’ve converted to using Tom’s great “install-hotfixes” PowerShell module to install my updates these days. Here’s the output. Note that I’ve dropped the Patch and MSO update in the one temporary folder on my desktop and am letting them fight it out:
Alas, yes – although the KB says no. Both components set the reboot flag, and having launched the client straight after patching I noted the version hadn’t changed. It wasn’t until after a reboot that the version ticked over.
Before & After
Here’s a before and after comparison of the x64 client on my Windows 8.1 machine.
|Lync 15.0.4675.1000 MSO 15.0.4675.1002||Lync 15.0.4693.1000 MSO 15.0.4693.1001|