January 3, 2017, update for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) (KB3141468)

Applies to: Microsoft Lync 2013Skype for Business 2015

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) on January 3, 2017. This update also includes the new Skype for Business client. The version number of this update is 15.0.4893.1000.

In addition to the release of the new client, this update fixes a list of issues. Before you install this update, see the prerequisites.

Get update KB3141468 for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)

The update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

  • The download page will display this update as for Lync 2013.
  • After you apply this update, Lync 2013 will be upgraded to Skype for Business.

    Get the general information about the new experience in Skype for Business.
  • You can still use the Lync client UI after you apply this update for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013).

    Get the general information about how to switch between the Skype for Business and the Lync client user interfaces for Microsoft Office 365 users and Lync Server 2013 users.

How to install the update


Before you install this update, you must install Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (KB2817430).

Additionally, to install this update, you must have the following updates installed.

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
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Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Issues that this update fixes

This update fixes the following issues:

More Information

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