Skype for Business 2016 Client Update – Jan 3rd 2017

Happy new year all ! Well first post of this year will be about a SfB 2016 client update which i just noticed.

There’s a number of issues fixed so this may be a interesting update.

This was

  • Released January 3rd 2017
  • Version update number is 16.0.4483.1000
  • KB3128049

Download Link here but check the prereq first!

 

Prerequisites for Update

Remember the pre reqsbefore you try to install

Before you install this update, you must install

December 8, 2015, security update (KB3114372) for Skype for Business 2016.

Also states a restart may be required.

Issues Fixed

There’s quite a few issues fixed here its seems 13 in total.

Some interesting updates

  • Web Join URL for Meetings
  • SMART Room Updates
  • Suppressing Splash Screen
  • A number for Group Chat
  • Sharing Multiple Monitors with non default DPI
  • VDI – Multiple Monitors DPI
  • Duplicate IMs

Check out the rest below

Issues More Info
KB3213048 Update to add a web join link to the meeting invite in Skype for Business 2016 This update adds a web join URL to improve the meeting scheduling experience for Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 users. The change can also serve as a fallback option for users to join online meetings.
KB3213047 Meeting link is disabled in Skype for Business 2016 when Exchange servers of both organizations have TNEF disabled When Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF) is disabled in Microsoft Exchange servers of both organizations, an online meeting is displayed as offline in Microsoft Skype for Business 2016.
KB3213046 SMART system hangs when you update it from Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) to Skype for Business 2016 Assume that you have the Microsoft PowerShell ExecutionPolicy of the SMART hardware ships set to Bypass, and you try to update the SMART system from Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) to Microsoft Skype for Business 2016. When you try to run the SetAppLockerPolicy.ps1 PowerShell script, the update hangs in the ConfigureSystem step. This issue occurs because while the script is signed, the signing certificate isn’t found in the "Trusted Publishers" devices in the certificate store.
KB3213045 The Close button doesn’t reset the search list in a room filter dialog in Skype for Business 2016 Assume that you create a topic feed in Microsoft Skype for Business 2016. When you clear the input text or click the input area in a room filter dialog box, the Close button doesn’t reset the results.
KB3213043 Some localizations have a button with truncated text and infographic in Skype for Business 2016 When you set some localizations in Microsoft Skype for Business 2016, some of them have a button with truncated text and a truncated infographic.
KB3213041 "Is Typing" area has different gradient in a GC room conversation window in Skype for Business 2016 Assume that you open a group chat (GC) room conversation window in Microsoft Skype for Business 2016. After the conversation history loads, you notice that the "Is Typing" region shows different background content than the conversation window.
KB3213040 You have no option to share the secondary monitor in application picker in Skype for Business 2016 Assume that you have multiple monitors that are set to non default DPIs. When you try to share the non-primary monitor, you can only see two options that are primary monitor and desktop in the application picker. This issue occurs in Microsoft Skype for Business 2016.
KB3213039 All reopened conversation windows have the same extent after you resize them in Skype for Business 2016 Assume that you have several undocked conversation windows (free-floating windows that don’t appear as tabs in the tabbed conversation window) with different widths and heights, and you check the Reopen my conversations when I sign in option in the General section in the Options dialog box in Microsoft Skype for Business 2016. After you sign out, and then sign back in Skype for Business 2016, those conversation windows are restored, and they are all restored by using the same width and height.
KB3213038 You cannot resize the GC room pane if it starts getting too big in Skype for Business 2016 Assume that you view a persistent chat room or a group chat (GC) room in Microsoft Skype for Business 2016, and then you click the link to show the participants. In this situation, the resultant pane starts getting too big, and you are unable to resize it.
KB3213037 IMs are duplicated at the receiver end in Skype for Business 2016 Assume that you send continuous instant messages (IMs) to a user in Microsoft Skype for Business 2016. Then you allow the toast notification window to be auto accepted. In the conversation window, you find every item but first gets duplicated. Also, in the Conversation History in Microsoft Outlook, you find that the conversation window shows duplicated IMs.
KB3213035 Improvements on VDIv2 implementation and high DPI scaling across multiple monitors in Skype for Business 2016

This update includes the following improvement and fix:

  • This update enables Microsoft Skype for Business Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) when you use Citrix RealTime Optimization Pack 2.0 and later versions.
  • This update fixes the following issue:
    Assume that you use multiple monitors with different DPI settings. When you drag the Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 client or window from one monitor to another, the user interface (UI) in the client or window doesn’t scale correctly. It’s either too small or too big.
KB3213034 Option to suppress the Skype for Business 2016 startup splash screen

When you start the Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 client, there’s a splash screen with the waiting UI. To suppress the startup splash screen, you can follow these two steps:

  1. Install the January 3, 2017, update (KB3128049) for Skype for Business 2016.
  2. Use the following GPO:
    Set the DisableSplashScreen key to 1 under the following path:

    HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Lync\DisableSplashScreen

    Additionally, to show the startup splash screen, set the DisableSplashScreen key to 0.

KB3213026 Topic Feeds don’t have an option to only apply to a subset of rooms in Skype for Business 2016 After you create a topic feed in Microsoft Skype for Business 2016, you find that there’s no option to only apply it to a subset of rooms. Additionally, you cannot filter the top-level search to a specific chat room.

References

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3128049

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