Lync/SfB Client tries to use proxy server instead of direct connection when using Proxy PAC on Windows 7

Update 2016/08/16 - This only happens on Windows 7, for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 we don't need to change the Proxy PAC file. Recently we received some reports saying that Lync 2013 and Skype for Business 2015/2016 clients were trying to use a Proxy Server for lyncdiscover and lyncdiscoverinternal URLs when the Proxy was configured using a … Continue reading Lync/SfB Client tries to use proxy server instead of direct connection when using Proxy PAC on Windows 7

Skype for Business 2016 Client Update List: April 2020

Here is the update list for the Skype for Business 2016 client that is part of the Office 2016 Volume Licence version. Version Release Date KB Article Download 16.0.4993.1000 April 7, 2020 KB4484286 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4978.1000 March 2, 2020 KB4484245 32 bit 64 bit 16.0.4954.1000 January 7, 2020 KB4484213 32 bit 64 bit … Continue reading Skype for Business 2016 Client Update List: April 2020

Active Directory contact is changed to the phone number in the contact list of Lync2013/SfB2015

On 14th July 2015, a new Lync2013/SfB2015 client update was released (KB3054946 - 15.0.4737.1001). We were eager to see it released, especially because it includes the following fix: Active Directory contact's name is changed to the phone number in the contact list of Skype for Business or Lync 2013 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3072753 Most users didn't notice it … Continue reading Active Directory contact is changed to the phone number in the contact list of Lync2013/SfB2015

Lync 2013 won’t change to Skype4B when deployed using OCT

We found out that there is a scenario where the icon isn't changed to Skype for Business after the April 2015 update. The Start Menu shortcut was also Lync 2013: While troubleshooting the issue, we discovered that the C:\Windows\Installer\{91150000-0011-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}\ folder contained two different files with Lync and Skype4B icons: After testing it, we discovered that the … Continue reading Lync 2013 won’t change to Skype4B when deployed using OCT

Changing back to Lync 2013 Icon after the April 2015 update

Some of us were surprised by the Lync 2013/Skype for Business Client update, since this security update also included the Skype4B User Interface. Lync/Skype4B administrators could still use the recently added EnableSkypeUI setting to the Client Policy in order to manage which UI they want the user to see. In our Lync Lab, we have … Continue reading Changing back to Lync 2013 Icon after the April 2015 update

Lync Client 2013 Tab Shortcut Keys

Most users already use shortcut keys on daily basic tasks, such as working on documents/spreadsheet, browsing the Internet, etc., and these shortcuts are also heavily used for playing PC games (specially strategy games). If you want to get familiar with all the available Lync Client 2013 shortcuts, check the following URL: Keyboard shortcuts for Lync Client 2013 … Continue reading Lync Client 2013 Tab Shortcut Keys

AudioCodes 420HD and Lync Address Book Service

After January 2014 firmware release, the Audiocodes 420HD got a nice feature — Lync Address Book service query. Before this update we could add a LDAP as Corporate Directory source, but this was based on Active Directory information and not on Lync Address Book service. Also, we couldn't see the user presence information on searched contact. In UC_2.0.3.16 firmware … Continue reading AudioCodes 420HD and Lync Address Book Service

AudioCodes 420HD – Failed to validate server

AudioCodes 420HD can be a good replacement for Lync Phone Editions, at least regarding its price. However, don't expect to have all the features that exist in the Lync Phone Editions. In addition, AudioCodes has already promised to enable Better Together over Ethernet to 420HD, 430HD and 440HD in a future firmware release. The provisioning of these phones is … Continue reading AudioCodes 420HD – Failed to validate server

Lync Phone Edition Cumulative Update List: April 2017

Following my previous posts on the Cumulative update lists for Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013, it was also necessary to do the same for Lync Phone Edition. We can check the phone current version in Menu >System Information: To simplify, this post includes all Lync Phone Edition versions: Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600 and Polycom … Continue reading Lync Phone Edition Cumulative Update List: April 2017