February 2013 Updates for Lync 2013 Client
Microsoft has released the February 2013 updates for the Lync 2013 client (2812461). Among the updates is a long-awaited feature: the ability to hide offline contacts. Find it under Tools>Options and click on the Contact List option.
Once selected, a new group of contacts called “Away and Offline Contacts” appears. Any contact that is away, offline, or any unknown presence will appear in this group instead of the normal groups.
Other updates in the release is the ability for participants to join online meetings scheduled by non-audio-enabled Lync users, as well as the ability to receive buddy invites from untrusted networks. Also, some bug fixes around location settings and tabbed conversations are included.
Note that this update is only for the full Lync client on PCs. Users that have the VDI based client should not attempt to install this update.
Installation of this update does require a reboot of the PC, and will update the client to version 15.0.4454.1506.
Download the update for your clients here.