To all the developers out there, keep an eye out on the http://ucwa.lync.com/ page that should go live any second, minute, day or something since CU1, (they really meant Cumulative Update February 2013) just was released!
A security bulletin was recently issued by the Windows Server group: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-018 – Important.
It has been determined that this particular security issue in the TCP stack could pose a threat to systems running Lync Server 2013.
It is required that deployments with Lync Server 2013 ensure that the operating system is updated with this security patch.
For information on the vulnerability and required actions, please refer to the following articles:
Its about 1.5 hours away from kicking of the Lync Conference and if you could not attend in person you can watch it online at http://lyncconf.com
Presentation of Joshua Williams (Microsoft) during Nonick 2012.
Joshua Williams spends time, passion and energy working on making software development better for the Microsoft Lync Client Team. He is involved in Microsoft’s Productivity Games Department. Over the past 17 years, he has contributed to shipping several versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Lync and now Microsoft Office.
Its out again, grab it before it disappears again
This stencil contains more than 300 icons to help you create visual representations of your Microsoft Office and Exchange Server architecture.
This white paper describes how Lync Server 2010 communications software can be successfully implemented over wireless local area networks (Wi-Fi) to help administrators ensure a high-quality voice and video Lync experience for all users.
This stencil provides 285 shapes to help you create diagrams of your Lync Server 2013 architecture.
And as always, don’t forget the db update:
On Standard Edition Server and Enterprise Edition – Front end server once you have installed update for core components, the updated sql files will be dropped on the server. Then, run the following cmdlet to apply the changes:
Install-CsDatabase -Update -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn <EEBE.Fqdn> -UseDefaultSqlPaths
Congratulations to the Office teams at Microsoft, its by far the best release so far and I love the all things 2013. Can’t wait to start rolling it out for my customers. And to have my Office 365 upgraded.
General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Starting October 19, customers purchasing Office 2010 from local retailers or resellers will receive the new Office for free upon availability. Customers will also see a preview version of the new Office on Windows RT devices, beginning with the Windows 8 launch on October 26.
- We will begin rolling out new capabilities to Office 365 Enterprise customers in our next service update, starting in November through general availability.
- Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1.
- IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions by mid-November.