Incorrect emoticons in a conversation after you install Office 2013 SP1 or a later version of Lync 2013

Applies to: Microsoft Lync 2013

Symptoms


Assume that you have Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that is dated February 2014 or a later version of Lync 2013 installed. A user sends you one of the following "Whisper" emoticons:
  • :*
  • :-*
  • :=*

In this situation, you receive a "Red lips" emoticon in the conversation window. Additionally, if the user sends you "(woi)", you will receive a "Let’s meet" emoticon instead of the "Working on it" emoticon in earlier versions of Lync 2013.

Note After you install Office 2013 SP1, the version of Lync 2013 will be 15.0.4569.1503.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, install the following update:
2880980 Update 2880980 for Lync 2013: May 2014

More Information


After you install the May 2014 update for Lync 2013, the following character string will not work on any emoticon:

  • :*
  • :-*
  • :=*
  • (woi) 


For more information about Office 2013 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2817430 Description of Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1)