Lync 2013 Sharing Performance is now Faster on Windows 8.1, 10

By: Radu Tyrsina
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As part of its latest updates, Microsoft has released a bunch of new features and tools that not all of us are aware off. Find below details on how the slow screen update in Lync 2013 when you share application or desktop in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 has bee fixed.lync 2013 slow windows 8.1

You have a computer that is running Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. You use Microsoft Lync 2013 to share your desktop or applications with another Lync 2013 user. Another Lync user uses Lync 2013 on a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client that has the thin client mode enabled. In this scenario, the Lync 2013 sharing performance is slow: content update on the sharing window takes 10 to 15 seconds.

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Lync 2013 is no longer slow on desktop and in the app when sharing

A couple of users have been complaining that Lync 2013 sharing performance is quite slow across desktop screens, but also on the standalone Windows 8 app. And while this update fixes issues with Windows 8.1 devices, it’s been affected other Windows versions, as well. According to Microsoft, the issue occurs because of a mismatched behavior between the RDP client and the Lync 2013 client. The fix is part of the update rollup KB 2955164 so just make sure you don’t miss it. Here’s the list of Windows versions for which the fix has been issued:

  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Please sound off with your comments below if your Lync 2013 sharing performance has been indeed improved after applying this fix. I know that it has indeed worked out for some of our readers, since I don’t use Lync that often.

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