Lync 2013 UpdateSeptember was a big month for Lync 2013, as Microsoft has released a lot of updates to its Lync 2013 Client as well as some notable fixes.  Click to Download Update (15.0.4535.1002)

A lot of nice new features are present, but in the attempts to add these features, unfortunately they had to remove a feature. Let’s discuss the good before the bad in the Lync 2013 Update Overview:

Added Features to Lync 2013:

  1. Spell Check has been added
  2. The notification Icon for Lync now updates with presence status

 Lync 2013 Fixes:

  1. You can now drag a contact from Lync 2013 to another application
  2. Proxy Authentication dialog box should no longer appear
  3. Messages sent from Lync Web App should no longer display incorrect symbols to Lync 2013 clients
  4. A user can now sign into Lync 2013 when signing into a domain joined workstation with an account from a different AD forest
  5. Proxy authentication box should no longer appear after uploading a PowerPoint presentation in Lync 2013
  6. Corrected an issue where users on Windows 7 could not sign into Lync 2013
  7. Extended Characters now display correctly in Lync 2013 disclaimers
  8. You should now be able to start collaboration applications that are integrated with Lync 2013

Features Removed from Lync 2013:

  1. When you have a meeting scheduled, Lync will now no longer update your Lync status to “In a meeting.” This is a known issue which is being corrected, the work around is to manually set yourself to “Busy.”

Quite a lot of fixes! Unfortunately with the introduction of these fixes they had to break the In A meeting status update, but this should be resolved in the near future.

Make sure your client machines have the following updates:

Update

Download Link

MSO (KB2727096) Download the 32-bit MSO update package nowDownload the 64-bit MSO update package now.
MSORES (KB2817624) Download the 32-bit MSORES update package now.Download the 64-bit MSORES update package now.
IDCRL (KB2817626) Download the 32-bit IDCRL update package now.Download the 64-bit IDCRL update package now.

We hope your Lync 2013 Update goes smoothly.  If we can support you during this process, please let us know.