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There seems to be a Lync 2013 client problem with CU1. At least with the German x32 version of it. Powerpoint upload doesn’t work as expected since the installation of CU1. See the following screenshot: ppterror Everytime someone uploads a PowerPoint Presentation into a conference the presenter get the view above. Unusable for presentations. I’ve narrowed the problem down to the client CU1. If I deinstall the CU1 components, PowerPoint presentations work quite well. If I reinstall CU1 it starts to look like above. If I use the Lync 2010 client I also don’t have any problems. I’m using the German version of Lync 2013 client (15.0.4454.1506) MSO (15.0.4454.1504) 32-Bit on a 64-Bit Windows 8.

Edit: Lync 2013 CU2 did solve the problem.

Finally! The Lync Server 2013 CU1 is here:

The Lync client for the Windows 8 UI (formerly known as Metro) doesn’t seem to use DNS SRV records for the Exchange autodiscover.

A trace of the DNS querys at login only shows a lookup for autodiscover..

_autodiscover_.tcp. doesn’t seem to be queried even after a long waiting period.

For those who are using autodiscover SRV records (as my company) to publish Exchange autodiscover waiting for a patch seems to be the only option.


It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. The discovery method used has changed. An NextHop article describes the change quite well.

Push Notifications aren’t working right now? The Test-CsMcxPushNotification Commandlet throws an error 504?

Well until the 8. of October Microsoft put the service down:

Push Notification Service is down until Monday Oct 8 2012 due to service upgrades and maintenance

It is only availavble via the Office 365 preview page, as part of the Office 365 preview.

If you scroll down, you find a msi download link here:

There seems to be problems with the Test-CSPhoneBootstrap commandlet after installing the Lync Cumulative Update 6.

I’ve seen that problem at two of my customers, and there are threads about that in the technet forum.

If you use the Forefront Threat Management Gateway as a web proxy you have the possibility to restrict the access to websites. You can configure that individually for user groups or specific websites.

That could lead to problems in certain scenarios. If the access to the site is blocked for an user, he has no possibility to relogon to the proxy with another user account. There will be only a http error 502 (bad gateway).

There is an option to chance that. Instead of the 502 error a TMG login form will be displayed. Unfortunately you can’t change that via the GUI, you have to use a VB script.
For further details and the script see the MSDN Library.

There is a regularly updated listing of all patches that are relevant for Hyper-V in the Technet Wiki. And you can even subscribe to it via an RSS Feed.
Details here.

Up until the 31. of May Microsoft offers the Virtualization Challenge.

You can take the exam 70-659 MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization for free. For further details please klick on the provided link.

If you tried to deinstall all agents coming with an Intune installation, you know how anoying that can be.

Here you can find a script to deinstall all agents at once.