The Lync 2013 client September 2013 Cumulative Update is available now here. This update brings long asked for spell check to Lync client:
Note: By default spell check only works if you also have Office 2013 Installed. However Richard found you can install the standalone Office 2013 proofing tools to have it work with Office 2007 or 2010/Lync 2013 combo: http://masteringlync.com/2013/09/26/lync-2013-spell-check-why-doesnt-it-work/, clever
x64 – http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/0/D/D0D1D4E2-0A26-44EE-A9A1-C987217BBC2C/proofingtools_en-us-x64.exe
x86 - http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/0/D/D0D1D4E2-0A26-44EE-A9A1-C987217BBC2C/proofingtools_en-us-x86.exe
I also noticed “Paste Unformatted” is new, something I often do with an Autohotkey script, so that will be handy
The July 2013 Update Removed the Presence Tray Icon, I’m please that is now back too
Before and After, from “L” to “Green Presence”:
The listed fixes are:
- 2880161 You can’t drag a contact from Lync 2013 to another application
- 2880163 Proxy authentication dialog box appears when you sign in to Lync 2013
- 2880164 Instant message sent from Lync Web App displays wrong symbols in Lync 2013
- 2880167 Can’t sign in to Lync 2013 when a user logs on to a computer by using an account from a different AD forest
- 2882812 A proxy authentication dialog box appears when you upload a PowerPoint presentation in Lync 2013
- 2882813 Can’t sign in to Lync 2013 on a computer that is running Windows 7
- 2882814 Extended character is displayed incorrectly in a disclaimer in Lync 2013
- 2854650 You cannot start a collaboration application that is integrated with Lync 2013
It’s interesting there are a number of references to the known Proxy Authentication Prompt Issue, I hope that is fixed, I’ll report back on how customers with the issue get on.
The new version is 15.0.4535.1002
Install Process (be aware of Office 2013 pre-requisite patches)
For those who are rolling it out, this time there are 3 office 2013 patches are are dependencies.
- 2727096 Description of the Office 2013 update: August 13, 2013
- 2817624 Description of the Office 2013 update: September 10, 2013
- 2817626 Description of the Office 2013 update: September 10, 2013
This is a bit of a pain (same with CU2), but this time at least it’s very clear in the KB. I ran windows update today before installing the patch and found I had all the pre-requisite patches, but be sure you are up to date on Office patches before rolling this. Want to check if you have the correct patches installed without scrolling through the Installed patches list, check out: List All Microsoft/Windows Updates with PowerShell Sorted by KB/HotFixID : Get-MicrosoftUpdate for a quick sorted list of all installed updates. I’m not sure if the installer does a pre-req check (I’d guess not as July CU didn’t). If you don’t have these patches you may see odd issues, as people did with CU2
Once you have those patches it’s just the usual patch install process. I installed it while running Lync/Office and was asked to reboot my machine.
It has been reported on a MSFT Blog that this may cause Issue with Presence Not Updating Based on Free/Busy from Exchange Calendar. I have yet to test this.
Sites That Link to this Post
- #Lync 2013 Client September 2013 CU Released: New Spell Check and Tray Icon back | Tom Arbuthnot’s Lync’d Up Blog | JC's Blog-O-Gibberish | 21/09/2013
- Lync 2013 Spell Check | Thoughts From a Böt Named Flinch | 21/09/2013
- #Lync 2013 Client September 2013 CU Released: New Spell Check, Tray Icon and Web User Picture back | Tom Arbuthnot’s Lync’d Up Blog | JC's Blog-O-Gibberish | 23/09/2013
- Lync 2013 client “Network Password Required to Connect” Proxy Issue | Tom Arbuthnot's Lync'd Up Blog | 24/09/2013
- The UC Architects » Episode 29: Puppies Are Dying | 29/10/2013