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November 2014 Update for Lync 2013 Client

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Microsoft just released November 2014 update for Lync 2013 clients which can be downloaded from the following links

this update fixes the following problems

  • 3010340 Video freezes consistently for two second-intervals when you make a video call in Lync 2013
  • 3009723 Incorrect format of string in a trace statement when application sharing session viewers stop viewing in a conference
  • 3009722 Memory leak occurs when you start a peer-to-peer application sharing session in Lync 2013
  • 3009721 Lync 2013 crashes when you join a meeting that is hosted on Lync Server 2010 as an anonymous user
  • 3009719 Lync 2013 freezes when a toast notification of a call appears

details can be found in the release article here

Learn how to troubleshoot Lync / Skype for Business

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some questions I’m getting over social networks are “what do you recommend to learn Lync troubleshooting?” or “How to troubleshoot Lync?”

well, according to my approach regarding this subject, the simple answer is “understand Lync”, or as my colleagues describe me “you talk SIP”.

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Simple Understanding of Media Traversal in Lync / Skype for Business

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This is another one of my “Simple Understanding” articles to provide an easy way to understand how ICE “Interactive Connectivity Establishment” protocol is used in Lync to find available media path for a Lync audio, video, desktop sharing sessions to overcome the Firewall / NAT obstacle in an infrastructure.

the difference with my article is as always the use of simple words and animated diagram to make it easy to visualize how does it works and understand it which will help you planning for your Lync deployment as well as troubleshooting problem related to media session.

This article was really hard to write as I found myself too many times getting into too much details which lead into deleting or cutting paragraphs in it, and finally after 2 weeks I got this, so let’s start.

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Best Practices for Installing Microsoft Lync CU

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this is a quick step by step guide on best practices for installing CU on Microsoft Lync Server

Updated: 20-10-2014

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Synthetic Transactions Accounts Configurations for Lync

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This is a quick to the point post to show you the preparations needed to use the Test-CS PowerShell commands family.

you need to create and configure two accounts for synthetic transactions for Lync.

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Moving Central Management Server from Lync 2010 to Lync 2013 Front End

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so I decided to upgrade my Lync Server 2010 to Lync 2013 that I have now deployed Exchange 2013.

Updated: 20-10-2014

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Remove Lync Server Configuration From Active Directory

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this is a small guide about how to remove Lync Server Configurations from the Active Directory so you can install and publish another Lync Topology.

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Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Preview

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Microsoft Just Released the New Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Preview

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Event ID: 14507 Source: LS Protocol Stack

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As i was doing some health check on the Lync Infrastructure at one of my Clients, i found out that they have a big number of Warning on the Event Viewer for LS Protocol Stack.

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