Date Published: 4/13/2015
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Following their announcement on the Skype for Business blog Microsoft released the updates to allow the UI change from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business:
- Skype for Business 2015 desktop client (lyncmso) – KB2889923
- Skype for Business 2015 desktop client (lynclochelp) – KB2889853
Both updates are cumulative and contain all previously released fixes for Lync 2013.
- x86 – Download the 32-bit lyncmso update package now
- x64 – Download the 64-bit lyncmso update package now
- After you apply this April 14, 2015 update, Lync 2013 will be upgraded to Skype for Business. Get the general information about the new experience in Skype for Business
- You can still use the Lync client user interface after you apply this update for Skype for Business. Get the general information about how to switch between the Skype for Business and the Lync client user interfaces for Office 365 users and Lync Server 2013 users
- Both patches required a minimum build of 15.0.4569.1506 (SP1) for Office 2013
The Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) 2.0 provides a quick and easy way to analyze Microsoft Office programs for known configurations that cause problems. By downloading OffCAT.msi for OffCAT 2.0, you are hereby consenting to the installation of this program to analyze select Microsoft Office programs on your computer.
- New and improved application interface
- New Advanced Tools
- New file format for OffCAT scan files
- OFFCAT ribbon tab in Office programs
- Real-time error and crash detection
- OffCAT notification tray icon
- Microsoft KB: Highlights of the new features available in OffCAT v2
Source and detalis:
- Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36852
- Version: 2.0
- File Name: OffCAT v2 ReadMe.docx | OffCAT.msi
- Date Published:4/10/2015
- File Size: 4.1 MB | 12.7 MB
Enterprise and Exchange related fixes:
- Improves reliability of installing and updating enterprise apps
- Corrects the time zone of Calendar events created in IBM Notes
- Fixes a problem that could cause web clip icons to become generic after restarting
- Improves reliability of saving the password for a web proxy
- Exchange out-of-office message can now be edited separately for external replies
- Improves recovery of Exchange accounts from temporary connection problems
- Improves compatibility of VPN and web proxy solutions
- Allows use of physical keyboards to log into Safari web sheets, such as for joining a public Wi-FI network
- Fixes an issue that caused Exchange meetings with long notes to be truncated
Microsoft releases Skype for Business client awareness & readiness resources and publish Client Experience Changes guidelines
This download provides awareness and readiness resources to help organizations make a smooth transition to the new Skype for Business client. The download provides the following resources: Email Announcement and Countdown templates for communicating changes to an organization; Email Tips and Tricks templates; Videos to introduce the new Skype for Business client; How to videos for the new Skype for Business client; A customizable poster and handout to help evangelize how to run more effective meetings.
Client Experience Change Guidelines
Another great source for helping organizations to prepare for the upcoming update of the Skype for Business Client UI is described in the following article: Configure the client experience with Skype for Business.
A few important notes on the upcoming update:
- Once a client has been upgraded to the new Skype for Business client by installing the update, the Outlook Meeting Add-in will schedule “Skype for Business” meeting, even if the Client UI change was disabled in a client policy and users are using the Lync 2013 client UI.
- Once the Office update for Skype for Business is installed, on first launch the Skype for Business UI will appear, even if the EnableSkypeUI parameter is set to $False. Upon signing in, users will be asked to switch to Lync mode and restart the client.This is by design and can be changed by using a registry/GPO object as described in the article above.
- Polycom UC Software 5.3.0 supports the following Polycom endpoints and accessories:
- VVX 300/310 business media phones
- VVX 400/410 business media phones
- VVX 500 business media phones
- VVX 600 business media phones
- VVX 1500 business media phones (Microsoft Lync not supported)
- SoundStructure® VoIP Interface
- VVX Camera
- VVX Expansion Module
New or Enhanced Features
Polycom UC Software 5.3.0 includes the features and functionality of previous releases and includes the following new features:
- BToE with Audio Playback – Audio Playback Mode is a feature available on the Lync server that enables users to use their VVX phone to play audio from Lync calls and media on their computer. Users can answer Lync audio or video calls in the Lync client, and the audio plays on the phone. Users can also play audio from media, such as music or web videos, on the phone.
- Lync Voice Conference Calls with Centralized Conference Control Protocol (CCCP) Support – Users can initiate Lync conference calls, manage conference participants, view a detailed list of participants in the roster, enable announcements, lock a conference, and manage up to 24 conference calls. This feature also enables users to add up to 200 Lync contacts to a conference call, start a conference with a group, and invite participants to the conference.
- Lync Exchange Web Service – The Exchange Web Service (EWS) feature is a Lync Server feature that enables setup of visual voicemail, call log synchronization, Outlook® contact search, and Lync Address Book Service (ABS) adaptive search. Each of these features is enabled by default on phones registered with Lync Server. This feature also enables the administrator to retrieve an exchange server URL address automatically or manually.
- Safe Transfer for Lync Boss-Admin – Safe Transfer is an added functionality for the Lync Boss-Admin feature that enables delegates to transfer a delegation call to the boss’s line. If the transferred call is not answered on the boss’s phone, the delegate is notified that the call wasn’t answered and the call remains on the delegate’s phone instead of being sent to voicemail. The safe transfer feature is available for delegates only.
- Music on Hold – Music on Hold is a Lync Server feature that enables music to play when users place contacts on hold. However, there is a limitation for this feature where only the first call placed on hold hears the hold music; any additional held calls do not hear music.
Administrators can store music files in .wav format on the provisioning server and specify which files the phone plays when an active call is placed on hold.
Open SIP Features
- Unique Line Labels for Multiple Line Key Registrations
- USB Port Lock
- Voice Quality Reporting
- User Controlled Software Updates
- Call Forward on Shared Lines
- Private Hold on Shared Lines
- BroadWorks Enhanced Call Park
- BroadSoft UC-One Call Control Features
- Anonymous Call Rejection
- Simultaneous Ring Personal
- Line ID Delivery Blocking
- BroadWorks Anywhere
- Remote Office
- Xtended Services Platform Login Credentials
- KB 3040496 – Lync 2013 does not show who changes content in a shared whiteboard in an online meeting
After you install this update, you may experience the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: