Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – October 2015

I don’t know about you but it’s always refreshing to wake and find news of an update – especially when it contains fixes to issues you’ve encountered – and so it is that we have an October 2015 update for the Office2013-based version of the Lync and SfB client.

This one takes the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client from 15.0.4753.1000 to 15.0.4763.1001.

What’s Fixed

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Kb3099414 You can’t record after you install MS15-097 for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)
  • Kb3096516 Cursor doesn’t move to instant message input area in Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) when you press Ctrl + Shift + M
  • Kb3096515 Update Updates the “Find these settings in Options under Phones” text label in Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)
  • Kb3096514 “No matches” or “Address book synchronizing” is displayed when you search contacts in Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)
  • Kb3096512 A blank dialog box appears without any options in certain scenarios in Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)
  • Kb3096511 Content in Outlook Contact notes is garbled after you synchronize contacts from Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)
  • Kb3096509 Instant messages don’t display exact time in Skype for Business when you have the Korean or Japanese language pack installed
  • Kb3096508 The download for PAC file is frequently requested from the Skype for Business or Lync 2013 client
  • Kb3096507 Delegate can’t transfer a call in Lync 2013 UI if you have June or July update installed

What’s New / Changed

Nothing known yet.

Known Issues

This list is largely unchanged from previous months:

  • Kb3051158 “Help isn’t working” error occurs when you open the “Skype for Business Help” window in Skype for Business
  • Kb3051160 Cannot join meetings by using Lync 2010 after you install OneDrive for Business
  • Kb3053998 Memory leak occurs when you transfer a file that is larger than 5 megabytes (MB) in a conversation in Skype for Business


A few people have found their recent updates haven’t delivered as expected. Don’t forget *all* of the pre-req’s. The Office 2013 SP1 requirement still applies if you’re using Office 2010. (Lync 2013 in all of its flavours – e.g. Lync Basic – is still a component of Office 2013).



Current Version


Office 2013 SP1 (KB2817430)(NOTE 1 BELOW) 1.0 18 February 2014
Update for Office 2013 (KB3054853)(NOTE 2 BELOW) 1.0 9 June 2015
LyncHelpLoc (kb2889853) 1.0 13 April 2015
Microsoft Office 2013 Language Pack Service Pack 1 (KB2817427) 1.0 13 February 2014

NOTE1: “Before you install this update, you must install Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (KB2817430)”.

NOTE2: “You do not have to apply update KB3054853 if you applied the April 14, 2015, update (KB2889923) or the May 12, 2015, security update (KB3039779) for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)”.


This is the client fix itself:

  • x86 (lync2013-kb3085581-fullfile-x86-glb.exe)
  • x64 (lync2013-kb3085581-fullfile-x64-glb.exe)


I have all the pre-req’s already installed, so a reboot was not required. The further behind your current client version is, the greater the likelihood you’ll need to reboot. Note that I installed the update having exited Lync first, and that the installer prompted me to close Outlook.

Before / After



SfB 15.0.4753.1000 MSO 15.0.4753.1001 SfB 15.0.4763.1001 MSO 15.0.4753.1001
Oct2015ClientUpdate-Before Oct2015ClientUpdate-After


Revision History

14th October 2015: This is the initial post


– G.

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