Monday, August 7, 2017

Two Skype for business client fixes explained

The Skype for Business 2016 client is continuously being updated. This blog post will highlight two of these fixes with some graphics to show both the issues and solutions.

If you were using the initial client release and clicked the red exclamation mark ("Set high importance for this message") you would get a small little visual indicator like this.

In a peer-to-peer chat this might be enough to highlight that this message is extra important, but when chatting in a persistent chat room this red mark could easily pass you by.

In the April 4, 2017, update for Skype for Business 2016 (KB3178717)

The following fix were included:

Make the high importance icon more prominent when messages are marked as important in Skype for Business 2016

After installing the April update, the important messages will stand out a much better.

The initial client release had a bug in that it was hiding the search button used to execute a search as found in the search dialog of a persistent chat room.

In the Security update for Skype for Business 2016: May 9, 2017

The following fix were included:

"Search Chat Room History" window pushes OK/Cancel buttons off the visible bottom in Skype for Business 2016

And after applying, the button is fully visible again.

Have fun sending important messages and searching in your persistent chat rooms!