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November #Lync 2013 Client Update 15.0.4551.1005, Exchange Free/Busy, Recording Options, Web Picture and Pictures in IM stream


The latest patch for the Lync 2013 is out, this fixes the missing free/busy/in meeting updates from Exchange that were broken in the earlier update. It also seems to add some new recording options



Credit to Doug for heads up. thanks:

Verifying Free/Busy works again:



Little tip, Lync will go "busy" when you set a meeting with just yourself in Exchange. It will go "In Meeting" if there are people invited to that meeting

New Recording Options:


Photo’s in IM stream (there is currently no way to turn this off):


This update also returns the ability to host your contact picture on a website, a nice option to have returned with all the federation people do now

Credit to MasteringLync for the heads up:

To enable you need to set an additional client policy (here are the steps for global, substitute you site or user policy if relevant)

$PolicyEntry=New-CsClientPolicyEntry -Name EnablePresencePhotoOptions -Value true
$currentClientPolicy=Get-CsClientPolicy -Identity Global
Set-CsClientPolicy -Instance $currentClientPolicy

When set you should see this additional policy (note not an entry under EnablePresencePhotoOptions)


Once set you will see the additional option:


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Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.


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