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This update is no longer available. To fix the issues that are described in this article, install the latest Microsoft Office update from the following Microsoft Learn article:

Latest updates for versions of Office that use Windows Installer (MSI)


This article describes the Microsoft Lync 2013 updates that are dated February 2013. The version number of these updates are 15.0.4454.1509.

Note To determine the version of Lync 2013, follow these steps:

  1. In Lync 2013, click the Options button.

  2. Under the Help menu, click About Microsoft Lync.


These updates for Lync 2013 include many basic quality improvements since the initial release of Lync 2013. These updates include the following improvements:

  • Enables users to hide offline contacts in the contact list.

  • Enables users to receive buddy invites from untrusted networks.

    Note This option is available under Alerts in Lync Options.

  • Improves the support for high dots per inch (DPI) displays, for Microsoft Narrator, and for other accessibility features.

  • Fixes bugs that are related to Location sharing and settings.

  • Fixes bugs that are related to Tabbed Conversations.

  • Enables participants to join online meetings by dialing out to their telephone number if online meetings are scheduled by a non-audio-enabled Lync 2013 user.

  • Improves the handling of devices that have both a front-facing and rear-facing camera.

  • Improves the user experience when you join a Lync meeting in a Lync Room System-enabled room.

Note These updates affect only the Lync 2013 Desktop client. The Lync 2013 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) client is not affected, and will be updated at a later date. We do not recommend that you install these updates if you use Lync 2013 in VDI mode on either an access machine or virtual machine.

Additionally, the following issues are fixed in this update:

  • 2814249 Audio-related keyboard shortcuts or accelerators do not work in Lync 2013 RTM in certain circumstances

  • 2814250 You cannot bulk move more than three contacts to another contacts group in Lync 2013

  • 2814251 Lync 2013 clients do not discover EWS servers by using DNS-based automatic discovery

  • 2814252 "Remove from group" option is not available for delegates in Lync 2013

  • 2814253 User in a lobby receives incorrect information when they are denied entry to a conference in Lync 2013

  • 2814254 An update that enables users to control whether video is cropped is available for Lync 2013

  • 2815425 OOF message is not displayed in Lync 2013

  • 2798148 Delegates cannot make calls on behalf of a manager by using Lync 2013 when they are signed in to Lync Phone Edition


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