Description of the Lync 2013 update: April 2014

Introduction

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Lync 2013. This update provides the latest fixes for Lync 2013. This update version is 15.0.4605.1003.

Notes
  • After you install this public update, the Lync 2013 version may not be displayed correctly as 15.0.4605.1003. Instead, it may be displayed as an earlier version, such as 15.0.4605.1000.
  • To determine the version of your Lync 2013 installation, follow these steps:
    1. In Lync 2013, click the Options button.
    2. On the Help menu, click About Microsoft Lync.

Issues that the update fixes

This update resolves the following issues:
  • 2941631 Cannot drag a distribution group to change position in your contact list in Lync 2013
  • 2941639 Call forwarding to the Response Group fails in Lync 2013
  • 2941640 Desktop sharing session stops in Lync 2013 when all screen data is updated
  • 2941643 Caller cannot close the window of a transferred call in Lync 2013
  • 2941654 Update sorts and searches contacts by Furigana in Lync 2013
  • 2941658 CTRL+TAB does not work when you switch between conversation windows in Lync 2013
  • 2941682 Instant message appears using incorrect text format when the DisableRTFIM setting is enabled in Lync 2013
  • 2941659 Callee's name and detailed information is missing from the conversation history of a Lync 2013 outgoing call
  • 2941636 Search fails in Lync 2013 when non-Latin characters are used in a different case from the AD DS attributes
  • 2941635 Can’t sign in to Lync 2013 when Office 365 account UPN differs from domain account UPN
  • 2954951 Slow screen update in application sharing or desktop sharing session in Lync 2013
  • 2955577 Lync 2013 takes a long time to sign in after reconnect to the network
  • 2955579 Lync 2013 displays un-encoded texts in a toast notification or an instant message sent to another messaging client
  • 2955580 Update adds a button to show details about limited functionalities when Lync 2013 connects to a backup pool

Additionally, this update resolves the Lync 2013 issues that are described in the following KB articles:
  • 2863908 Description of the Lync 2013 update 2863908: March, 2014
  • 2817430 Description of Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • 2825630 Description of the Lync 2013 update 15.0.4551.1005: November 7, 2013
  • 2817465 MS13-054: Description of the security update for Lync 2013: July 9, 2013
  • 2768004 Description of the Lync 2013 update 15.0.4481.1004: May 2013
  • 2760556 Description of the Lync 2013 update 15.0.4481.1000: March 2013
  • 2760512 Description of the Lync 2013 update: February 2013

More Information

Update information

Known issues

After you install this update, you may experience the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
  • 2898357 Screen readers cannot read aloud keystrokes during a Lync 2013 application or desktop sharing session in Windows
  • 2932389 Persistent Chat file transfer fails between an external user and an internal user in Lync 2013

Prerequisites

To install this Lync 2013 update, make sure that the following updates are installed. For more information about these packages, click the article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

How to obtain and install the update

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

32-bit
Download Download the 32-bit Lync update package now.

64-bit
Download Download the 64-bit Lync update package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned these files for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the files were posted. The files are stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the files.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
File information
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Article ID: 2880474 - Last Review: Apr 16, 2014 - Revision: 1

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