The US has started their Independence Day celebrations a couple of days early with the release of CU2 for Lync Server 2013.
THIS post on the Lync Team Blog that explains the new features that snuck into this update:
- Embedded Images – Add images in-line with text during one-to-one conversations.
- Meetings View – View the day’s meetings from Meetings View in the Lync client main window.
- IM Mute – Presenters may disable use of the conversation window during a scheduled meeting.
- Q&A Manager – Presenters can review and respond to meeting questions in a structured way.
I’m a little excited by this one – mostly because the update KB article includes a DETAILED list of installation steps, where previously there has been some ambiguity (particularly around the database updates).
The update takes the server to “5.0.8308.420”:
(Click the image for a view you can actually see!).
Note that several of the updates mandate a reboot:
There’s a bit in this one (as the upper image would suggest) although the improvements to every component aren’t itemised for us. Of the ones that are, here are what I think are the highlights:
2853996 Users of IE6 or IE7 running on XP or Vista cannot join a Lync Server 2013 meeting (There’s an IE6?)
2846478 Display names of federated contacts do not appear in a Lync Server 2013 environment
2854647 You cannot sign in to a dial-in conferencing webpage in Google Chrome by using IWA (Integrated Windows Authentication) in Lync Server 2013
2846489 Lync Server 2013 RGS incorrectly redirects a call to the queue overflow call action
2846479 User in a DG cannot join a chat room in a Lync Server 2013 environment
As always, you’ll find the latest updates and all the documentation and support utils on my Lync 2013 Resource Toolkit page.