Cumulative update package (CU4) released for Lync 2010: November 2011

November 19th, 2011 | Tags:

The latest batch of Lync cumulative updates are detailed below, server-side updates can be deployed via the Cumulative Update installer (recommended) or manually (download links below). Updates will as always make their way to Microsoft Update ETA late August.

Early indications from CU PowerShell help files (credit to Tom Arbuthnot and Ari Protheroe) suggest that CU4 paves the way for Lync mobility, with the addition of six shiny new cmd-lets:

  1. CsAutodiscoverConfiguration – Modifies an existing collection of Autodiscover configuration settings. The Autodiscover service provides a way for client applications such as Lync Web Access or Microsoft Lync Mobile to locate key resources such as a user’s home pool or the URL for joining a dial-in conference.
  2. New-CsWebLink - Creates a new web link that points to the Autodiscover service. The Autodiscover service provides a way for client applications such as Lync Web Access or Microsoft Lync Mobile to locate key resources such as a user’s home pool or the URL for joining a dial-in conference.
  3. Test-CsMcxPushNotification – Verifies that the push notification service is working. The push notification service (Apple Push Notification Service and Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Push Notification Service) provides a way to send notifications about event s such as new instant messages or new voice mail to mobile devices like iPhones and Windows Phones, even if the Microsoft Lync 2010 application on those devices is currently suspended or running in the background.
  4. CsMobilityPolicy – Modifies an existing mobility policy. Mobility policies determine whether o r not a user can use Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile. These policies also manage a user’s ability to employ Call via Work, a feature that enables users to make and receive phone calls on their mobile phone by using their work phone number instead of their mobile phone number.
  5. CsMcxConfiguration – Modifies an existing collection of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service configuration settings. The Mobility Service enables users of mobile phones such as iPhones and Windows Phones to do such things as exchange instant messages and presence information; store and retrieve voice mail internally instead of with their wireless provider; and take advantage of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 capabilities such as Call via Work and dial-out conferencing.
  6. CsPushNotificationConfiguration – Modifies an existing collection of push notification configuration settings . The push notification service (Apple Push Notification Service and Micros oft Lync Server 2010 Push Notification Service) provides a way to send notifications about events such as new instant messages or new voice mail to mobile devices such as iPhones and Windows Phones, even if the Microsoft Lync 2010 application on those devices is currently suspended or running in the background.

Server-side updates

Client-side updates