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The new November update for the Lync 2013 client has been released which contains some new features:

 

The first thing you will notice is that the profile pictures is in lined in chat communications, like you have it on Lync Mobile:


 

The next new feature which, is actually is a long wanted feature that has returned from Lync 2010 – It is the possibility for the users to use an external URL as profile picture

To enable this you will as a start need to add a new PolicyEntry to the Set-CsClientPolicy with the below powershell cmdlets

 

$PolicyEntry=New-CsClientPolicyEntry -Name EnablePresencePhotoOptions -Value true

$currentClientPolicy=Get-CsClientPolicy -Identity Global

$currentClientPolicy.PolicyEntry.Add($PolicyEntry)

Set-CsClientPolicy -Instance $currentClientPolicy

 

You can also now make recordings in 1080p

 

Besides these new features, it also contains patches for bugs (especially one of them which was created in the October update)

  • 2907820 Inconsistent format and duplicate telephone numbers are displayed in a contact card in Lync 2013
  • 2898888 Lync 2013 crashes when an RCC-enabled user signs in
  • 2898886 “Presence unknown” status for a contact in a federated environment or a different front-end pool is displayed in Lync 2013
  • 2898887 User cannot call another user by clicking a telephone number hyperlink in a contact card in Lync 2013
  • 2883716 Presence status isn’t updated based on Exchange calendar in Lync 2013
  • 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

Get the new November update here: http://exchangepro.dk/updates/lync/lync-2013-updates/

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