Article ID: 2499613 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario:
This issue occurs because the highlighted emoticon is incorrectly treated as a text object. This is incorrect because emoticons are actually control objects. Changes to the font settings are not allowed on control objects.
To resolve this issue, install the following cumulative update:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2496325/ )Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010: April 2011
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.