Microsoft has released additional quarterly updates for Lync – these updates are focused on all Lync Server versions and include Lync 2013 mobile and LPE which apply to both Lync 2010 and Lync 2013. Currently there are no known new issues with any of the updates (more below), and the Lync 2013 Mobile clients have received significant feature updates. Personally I use 90% of the time the Windows Phone app and stability and meeting join times have been better and more responsive.
The Lync 2013 client has been updated to a new release version, and while that may sound like a great thing unfortunately the presence issue discussed previouslySeptember 2013 Microsoft Lync Update Presence Gotcha and in KB2883716 is still present. For those that wish to go down the patch of installing the update in my experience it is a one-way street. While it can be “uninstalled” in reality it breaks Lync beyond repair if you do so. Uninstalling Office and re-installing/patching is your worst-case scenario; using a restore point is your best case.
Database updates are not part of this upgrade cycle for Lync. To make sure you have the latest and greatest versions (you can always run the Install-CsDatabase cmdlet and if nothing needs to be done nothing changes) use the Test-CsDatabase cmdlet. Doug Deitterick has a nice blog listing the versions and steps so I will not reiterate them here.
Lync Server 2010 build number is 4.0.7577.223
Lync 2010 Client build number is 4.0.7577.4409
Lync Server 2013 build number is 5.0.8308.556
Lync 2013 Client build number is 15.0.4535.1510
Lync Group Chat build number is 4.0.7577. 4409
Lync Group Chat Server build number 4.0.7577. 4409
Lync Group Chat Admin build number 4.0.7577. 4409
Lync Attendee build number is 4.0.7577.4356
Lync Attendant build number is 4.0.7577.4098
Lync Phone Editions build number is 4.0.7577.4411
Lync 2010 for iPhone build number 4.7
Lync 2010 for iPad build number 4.7
Lync 2010 for Android build number 4.0.6509.3001
Lync 2013 for Windows Phone build number is 5.2.1072.0
Lync 2013 for iPad build number is 5.2
Lync 2013 for iPhone build number is 5.2
Lync 2013 for Android build number 5.1.0000
Lync Basic 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017
Lync VDI 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017
So while I recently wrote on how wonderful the spell check update in Lync 2013is, there is a gotcha. By gotcha I mean bug. Once the update is applied, Outlook calendar presence is no longer synchronized 100% between your Lync client and Outlook. The Microsoft KB article released today (KB2883716) states:
If the meeting cannot be joined by using Lync 2010 or Lync 2013, your presence status isn't updated in Lync 2013 when the meeting starts.
If the meeting is a Lync 2010 or Lync 2013 meeting, your presence status isn’t updated in Lync 2013 until you join the meeting manually.
That’s right, meeting information is broken (you always look available) and OOF is not synchronized either. An update will be resolved with an update at some point so really it comes down to spell check versus correct presence state. Hopefully something will be released soon (and I would suspect it will be) to address this issue.