Upgrade of Lync 2010 to 2013 on all campus desktop PCs - Thursday 12 Feb from 08:00

From 08:00 on Thursday 12th Februrary, Lync - the unified communications software - will be upgraded on all campus PCs approximately one hour after startup.

What is happening?

We are rolling out a new version of Microsoft’s unified communications service – Lync 2013 – to all staff desktop PCs.

When is this happening?

From 08:00 on Thursday 12 February. The installation will start automatically approximately one hour after you start up your PC.

What should you do?

You don’t need to do anything. Note however that if you are actively using Lync when the installation starts, there will be a short period when the service becomes unavailable as it shuts down and upgrades. If you lose connection in this way, please be patient. The installation takes 4-5 minutes; once complete, Lync 2013 will relaunch automatically.

Why is this happening?

Later this year, Microsoft will be replacing Lync with Skype for Business. This new version of the communication software will take advantage of the strengths of both Skype and Lync.

This upgrade of Lync 2010 to Lync 2013 will facilitate our move to Skype for Business, when the time comes.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.