Lync 2013 update: September 20, 2013 (KB 2825630)


Besides a few issues and update fixes, KB 2825630 also brings some new features that appeal to me:

  • Presence Indicator
  • Spell Checker
  • Paste Unformatted

Lync Presence indicator in the taskbar (Welcome back!)


Spell Checker
More noteworthy is the introduction of Spell Checking, its enabled on installing the update and can be toggled in Lync – Options


When typing a message in the IM window the spell checker will check for misspelled words and underline any found. By right clicking on the work you are presented with a corrected version as well as the option to add to dictionary



Paste Unformatted
The ability to copy and paste content directly into an IM window is really usefull. Right click in the message area and paste special (Ctrl-V also works!)


The transferred image displays in the IM window as below

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About Paul B

My name is Paul Bloem and I am employed at Lexel Systems in New Zealand as a Principal Consultant for Unified Communications. I have been working on enterprise voice solutions for over 20 years. My first 10 years were spent working for a Telco in South Africa (Telcom SA). This is where all the groundwork happened as I was exposed to just about every aspect of telecommunication you could imagine. I develop an interest in PBX technologies and eventually became the go-to guy. Next, I had a 10 year run at Siemens South Africa, most of my time there was as a Technical Trainer. During this time VoIP hit the world stage, I had the privilege of introducing VoIP both as H.323 and later SIP across the Siemens HiPath 4000 solution stack. In 2008 I immigrated to New Zealand with my newly attained MCSE, I was ready to go where no PBX Techie had gone before. I was employed to explore OCS 2007 and that was pretty much the beginning of the end for me. I have been working on OCS and Lync ever since. My current role focuses exclusively on Lync and associated technologies.. That includes pre-sales, consulting, architecture and design, training and support. I even get to play in the development space from time to time - focus on play ;-) I was nominated as a Microsoft VTSP for Lync early in 2013 and also awarded Microsoft's MVP award for Lync in 2014.
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