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The new Lync Server 2013 and Exchange 2013 has now been made available to all MSDN users.

I have been working with Exchange 2013 the last 8 months as part of the Exchange 15 TAP program, and I must say, it is a cool product, and I am looking forward to tell and learn my customers about the new features.

The upgrade process of the customers will begin in the first half of 2013 when Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 is released, which is a requirement for co-existing.

The Exchange 2007 upgrade process is not supported yet, but will also be supported in the first half of 2013.


The RTM version of Office 2013 can also be downloaded from MSDN.


A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released new updates for Lync Server 2010.

The update contains these fixes:

  • 2736035 An update is available for Monitoring Server to create a Media Quality Comparison report in a Lync Server 2010 environment
  • 2736037 An update that enables Monitoring Server to create a Call Leg Media Quality Report in a Lync Server 2010 environment is available
  • 2741291 You cannot share an application in a meeting by using Lync Web App after you install update of KB 2670534
  • 2735325 Continuous System Center Operations Manager warning messages after you install a cumulative update for Lync Server 2010


Build: 7577.205




An update for the Lync Attendee console has been released:

The update contains this fix:

  • 2726384 MS12-066: Description of the security update for Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee (admin level install): October 9, 2012


Build: 7577.4356


Admin level install Download

User level install Download


A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released new updates for the Lync Client.

The update include these fixes:

  • 2735322 An update is available to display the extension number for non-US telephone numbers in contact cards in Lync 2010
  • 2739693 “Presence unknown” status is displayed for a user’s contacts after you install update 2571543 in Lync 2010
  • 2735313 No notification of an incoming file transfer when you minimize a Lync 2010 conversation window
  • 2735319 A user name that is included in a Lync Online meeting URL is incorrect when delegate is configured
  • 2726382 MS12-066: Description of the security update for Microsoft Lync 2010: October 9, 2012


Build: 7577.4356


32 bit download

64 bit download


On October 11th 2012 Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013 reached the RTM state.
I have been part of the RDP and TAP program on Exchange 2013 since February and it has been a very exciting journey where I have been able to earn and see Exchange 2013 evolve to what you all will see in a very short time, when it’s reach GA.
As a start Exchange 2013 will only be supported in new installations, which means that we will have to wait until 2013 to begin upgrade existing Exchange 2007/2010 installations.
There is now direct upgrade path from Exchange 2003, so you will need to upgrade to Exchange 2010 first, and then deploy Exchange 2013.

Read more from the Exchange Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/10/11/the-new-exchange-reaches-rtm.aspx


And don’t forget to read the Lync Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/lync/archive/2012/10/11/lync-2013-is-finished.aspx



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