Update for Lync Room System: April 2014

Summary

This article describes the improvements and resolved issues that are introduced in the March 2014 update for Microsoft Lync Room System. 

Note This is a republished version for March 2014 Lync Room System update. This republished update resolves the issues that occur when you install the update from a factory image, or when you install the update on a Lync Room System device that lost the password.

Introduction

This update introduces the following improvements:
  • Adds support for administrator to specify multiple user input languages, and for users to switch between the administrator-defined input language and input method editors (IMEs).
  • Adds System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) manageability.
  • Improvements to Narrator and High Contrast accessibility options.
  • Adds support for Lync licensing and activation.
  • Performance improvements when a user joins large meetings.
  • Adds informative illustrations to the on-screen device tutorial.
  • Improves the user experience when an incoming call or meeting invitation is presented during on-screen keyboard use.
Additionally, this update resolves the issues that occur in the following scenarios.

Scenario 1

Assume that you have a Microsoft Lync meeting that was scheduled by using Outlook Web Access. In this situation, you cannot join the meeting.

Scenario 2

Assume that you install an update for Microsoft Lync Room System that is dated January 2014. In this situation, Lync Room System freezes. Additionally, the system is unrecoverable, and you have to restart the Lync Room System device.

The update also resolves the following issues and the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:
  • Fixes the bugs that may cause UI animations to render.
  • Fixes an issue in which menus appear in various positions.
  • Fixes an issue in which some search result items are duplicated.
  • Fixes an issue in which the meeting countdown does not appear or displays an incorrect value.
  • Fixes a whiteboard first-touch issue.
  • 2929206 Recurring meeting isn't displayed in the calendar of a Lync Room System room
  • 2941651 New meeting does not show up when using Lync Room System with Office 365 mailbox
  • 2953650 Lync Room System is stuck and you cannot sign in while you install a March 2014 update
  • 2929208 "The username and password is incorrect" error when you sign in to Lync Room System
  • 2920616 Description of the Lync Room System update: January 2014

More Information

How to install the update

To install the update for Lync Room System, use the following method:

Note To use System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to monitor the health of Lync Room System, you must join Lync Room System to the domain before you install the update. To do this, follow the steps that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article:
2933446 If you run System Center Operations Manager 2012, join Lync Room System to the domain before you install the June 2014 or April 2014 update
Online update
Intranet update
How to set up an HTTP server in Windows Server 2012 R2

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart requirement

You must restart the Lync Room System device after you install this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following update:
2920616 Description of the Lync Room System update: January 2014

References

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 2929207 - Last Review: 3 Jun 2014 - Revision: 1

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