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

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/SfB: Different scenarios using EnableSkypeUI option

The Lync/SfB Client April 2015 update introduced the new SkypeUI. For some this post may be late, but we still see some confusion on what we have to do before applying the update or which scenarios are available. The article in the link below describes the configuration that we need to do: Configure the client experience … Continue reading Lync/SfB: Different scenarios using EnableSkypeUI option

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

Deploying Kemp Technologies Free LoadMaster as Load Balancer and Reverse Proxy

Update 2017/06/07 – Updated the screenshots with the new Kemp LoadMaster UI. In a recent Lync deployment, we were installing a new Kemp Technologies LoadMaster and a new license type was shown: This is great news since we can use it for test/lab environments without having the previous 30 days limitation. Also, in the End … Continue reading Deploying Kemp Technologies Free LoadMaster as Load Balancer and Reverse Proxy

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