Weekly IT Newsletter – January 25-29, 2016

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Weekly IT Newsletter – January 11-15, 2016

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Microsoft releases January 12, 2016, update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) (KB3114502)

This update fixes the following issues:

Known issues



Weekly IT Newsletter – January 4-8, 2016

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Microsoft releases Lync Server 2013 January 2016 cumulative update (5.0.8308.945)




More updates may still making their way and not available immediately.

Weekly IT Newsletter – December 28-January 1st, 2016

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Polycom releases UC Software 5.4.1 & BToE 3.3.0

New and Fixed BToE 3.3.0:

  • Added support for Windows 10 OS
  • Can control DUTs volume from PC when DUT is selected as default audio device

New and Fixed in UC 5.4.1:

  • Enhanced Flexible Line Key (EFLK) customization for Skype for Business
  • Master Key Identifier (MKI)
  • Shared Line Appearance for Lync (SLA)
  • Support for Simplified Chinese font on VVX 101
  • Support for Better Together over Ethernet (BToE) on Windows 10®
  • Smart Search for Lync Address Book Service
  • Incoming Call Handling for Locked Phones for Lync/SfB
  • Global Directory Synchronization
  • The phone now picks up the remote hold call without issue when the far end PSTN number’s display name has spaces included in it
  • Support for parsing DHCP Option 43, sub-options 128 to 254 for use as a custom boot server has now been added.
  • Resolved important security vulnerabilities.

Weekly IT Newsletter – December 14-18, 2015

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Skype for Business Client Update (Ver 16.0.6326.1010)

Well, I don’t know why really but I decided to play a bit bit with Office menus today and one of the things I did was trying to perform the update option from the Account menu (File > Account).



Usually I don’t do that and I’m just using Windows Updates update when they released so I figured nothing will actually happen.

To my surprise I noticed that an actual update start downloading so I let it update in the background without suspecting that anything will change.

Later on, after I was asked to close all Office application including Skype for Business, I noticed some changes in the Skype for Business client I was using, which got me thinking that the update I ran, actually did matter and added some cool features.

Version comparison

Office version Before Update:


Office Version after update:


New Features:

So far I’ve noticed two cool features that were added to Skype for Business, but I guess it’s a matter of day or two till we see the actual KB coming out and pointing out the list of new features.

  • Embedded Conversation Translator – now on every IM windows we can translate the content on the fly without the need to install and 3rd party or adding registry keys, just a small click below the actual content with the option to choose the preferred translation language.




  • New Docking Screen – The gigantic floating screen has now been replaced with a brand new one, which allow you to have just the Skype for Business small icon floating instead of the entire box.



Microsoft release December 8, 2015, update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) (KB3039776)

This security update contains the following improvements:

  • Adds Cloud-based Discovery
  • Uses SSO to autodetect SIP address and start sign in


  • When you are in a public switched telephone network (PSTN) call, and you open a Conversation Window Extension (CWE), the call option controls are covered by the CWE without any way to access the controls without closing the CWE.
  • Lync client doesn’t show all the fonts if the computer has more than 1,000 fonts.


This update version is 15.0.4779.1000.

After you apply this update, Microsoft Lync 2013 will be upgraded to Skype for Business. Get the general information about the new experience in Skype for Business.


Weekly IT Newsletter – November 16-20, 2015

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Skype for Business VCFG Viewer

Microsoft releases Skype for Business for Android Productivity Guide

Skype for Business for Android is a productivity app that brings Skype Meetings, presence, instant messaging (IM), voice, and video capabilities to your Android mobile device. This document contains guidance and/or step-by-step installation instructions that can be reused, customized, or deleted entirely if they do not apply to your organization’s environment or installation scenarios.

Use this document for step-by-step instructions for installing and using Skype for Business for Android.

  • Download: Skype for Business for Android Productivity Guide
  • Version: Nov2015
  • File Name: Skype for Business for Android Productivity Guide.docx | Skype for Business for Android Productivity Guide.pdf
  • Date Published: 11/17/2015
  • File Size: 2.7 MB | 1.2 MB

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