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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

KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825630/en-us

Download: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825630/en-us

Credit to Doug for heads up. thanks:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dodeitte/archive/2013/11/10/issue-with-presence-not-updating-based-on-free-busy-after-applying-september-2013-cumulative-update-part-2.aspx

Verifying Free/Busy works again:

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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:

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

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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: http://masteringlync.com/2013/11/11/lync-client-cu3-november-update-show-a-picture-from-a-website/

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
$currentClientPolicy.PolicyEntry.Add($PolicyEntry)
Set-CsClientPolicy -Instance $currentClientPolicy

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

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Once set you will see the additional option:

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Version Information

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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 tomtalks.show 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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