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

Persistent Chat: Your chat room access may be limited due to an outage.

One of  the new features in Lync 2013 is the Persistent Chat. Maybe not everyone will deploy this, but nonetheless it's a great feature. Persistent Chat is basically a group chat that we can collocate in the Front End Server. In my lab I was discovering new settings and policies, and after a while I … Continue reading Persistent Chat: Your chat room access may be limited due to an outage.