Infrastructure

Skype for Business (April 2015) Windows Update Didn’t Work

When Microsoft released Skype for Business (SfB) through Windows Update (April 2015), I installed it on my home computer and was immediately able to connect to my work Lync environment.  When I tried to install it on my work notebook it appears to have installed, but I never got the SfB User Interface.  I did some searches and immediately found some hacks to make the Skype for Business UI work if your company has a client policy in place to limit the use of the SfB UI.   I was already part of the proper client policy to use the SfB UI, so that shouldn’t be it.  It didn’t make sense why I was not seeing it, but I tried the regkey anyway.  No Luck.  http://pietschsoft.com/post/2015/04/24/Hack-to-Force-new-Skype-for-Business-UI-over-Lync1

It seemed like the update did not install properly.  After comparing the updates that were installed, it appears that only the Lync Help Loc update (KB 2889853) was installed.

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I finally found this update. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2889923

Once I installed this patch, the SfB UI appeared.

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There are also quite a few prerequisites listed for the patches.  Pay attention that those are installed as well.

 

BTW… Have I mentioned my dislike for the Skype for Business name and requisite abbreviations (e.g. SfB, S4B, etc.).  Winking smile

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