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Jacob Cox

Add Emoticons To Lync 2013



I need to send clients gifs that animate mathematical models. I can do this on facebook messenger by pasting in a gif and it animates in the chat window. Lync 2010 had emoticons that animated, which are essentially animated gifs. You gutted these emoticons from Lync 2013. Can you at least add the ability to paste in animated gifs in a chat window and have that gif display and animate for the person who receives it? This promotes communication on more than just a text based level.




add emoticons to lync 2013



Courtesy of a webinar on New Windows Desktop Experience, we now know that the Lync emoticons are going to be replaced with the existing Skype ones. Nikolay Muravlyannikov, Program Manager, Skype for Business said this:


When set to True, users will not be able to send or receive emoticons in their instant messages; instead they will be see the text equivalent of those emoticons.For example, instead of seeing a graphical "smiley face" users will see the text equivalent:


Sending and receiving messages are session-based operations and require that the underlying chat room session be established. In the Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat API, chat messages can be of plain text and RTF and can include hyperlinks and emoticons.


To send message to a Persistent Chat room by using the Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat API, call one of the BeginSendChatMessage(String, AsyncCallback, Object) methods and the corresponding EndSendChatMessage(IAsyncResult) method on an established ChatRoomSession instance.


The following code example shows how to use the Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat API to send an RTF message to a chat room that is connected to a specified, established ChatRoomSession instance (chatRoomSession). The rich text message was extracted from a RichTextBox control (richTextBox).


The following code example shows how to use the Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat API to send a formatted message (focm) to add a hyperlink (hyperLlink), or an emoticon (emoticon), as part of a plain text message (plaintext) to a chat room that is connected to a specified, established ChatRoomSession instance (chatRoomSession).


Skype for Business Server 2015 supports several types of clients including Lync 2013 and few Lync 2010 clients. Many clients such as Skype for Business 2015, Skype for Business Web App and Skype for Business Web Scheduler has been launched as of now while rest of the clients will be launched later in 2015. Below list shows available clients for Skype for Business Server 2015.


Skype for Business 2015: Skype for Business is the full-featured client for Skype for Business Server 2015. It can be installed on your desktop or laptop and its interface has been fully redesigned and includes newly integrated features, such as Call Monitor, Skype directory integration, rate my call and emoticons.


In recent years, emoticons have become part of our digital language. Universally understandable, a simple graphic can often be more effective in conveying your meaning in a quick, concise manner than language.


Why is Microsofit limiting my options? What kind of company is this? Where is the innovation? Yes, I know emoticons are not advancing our society anymore than unwrapped Starburst minis are. I think this is ridiculous. It's 2014, and I'm tyring to add a little spice to conversations with my coworkers. I'm being serious. Can you not find some lowly hourly wage intern and have him code emoticons?


One of the emoticons is a soccer ball. NOT ANY OTHER TYPE OF BALL. A SOCCER BALL. That's not even our nations favorite past time? When will that emoticon have a use? I didn't even use it during this years World Cup to put that into perspective. But this is not about me. It's about giving people more options. If this isn't the medium for me to voice my suggestion, then please give me one.


Can someboy just push this up the chain of command? Next time there is a suggestion box, mention that millions of Lync users all over the world want more emoticons. Its not that hard to do. Listen to your customer base. It's a very simple concept. Does anyone around you study business? Marketing? GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT.


If this helped you please click "Vote As Helpful" if it answered your question please click "Mark As Answer"Georg Thomas Lync MVPBlog www.lynced.com.au Twitter @georgathomasLync Edge Port Check (Beta)This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.


This is one of the reasons why people hack and "jailbreak" things because of restrictions you put on their freedoms. This is America and we should be able to use as many emoticons as we want. At least give me more than a rainbow and broken hearts


Please mark posts as answers/helpful if it answers your question.BlogLync Validator - Used to assist in the validation and documentation of Lync Server 2013.


Today at the Office 365 Summit, Microsoft gave us a sneak peak at some of the new and improved features that Skype for Business will bring to enterprises. The question burning in my mind before this event was is this just a rebranding exercise, or is Skype for Business a brand new, developed from the ground up application? The answer in short is; Lync 2013 Rebranded, with a few (although cool) additions and many bug and failure fixes.


I will go more in depth with this later, but in short there are 4 ways in which you can upgrade Lync to Skype for Business. The biggest feature anticipated is the in-place upgrade path for Lync 2013 deployments without the need for additional hardware. Microsoft have put a lot of emphasis on this and is something they are particularly proud of.


There are a few new features in Skype for Business, some are really cool, some end users will not understand or even realise it. The biggest new features include video calls between Skype for Business clients and Skype consumer clients are now possible. Skype for Business now supports legacy video tele conferencing systems and also the main change is the Client and administration UI. This looks similar to the Lync 2013 client, but with Skype consumer colour schemes and icons. Oh and animated emoticons are back!! Other cool features under the bonnet are 2 new PowerShell commandlets that only Lync administrators will love and understand as well as a new, simplified patching procedure.


The client update will not be a MS Office Update. The Skype for Business Client will be a complete new client that is installed to an endpoint. The installation of this client will remove the Lync 2013 client from the endpoint.


Microsoft dedicated a whole breakout session towards upgrading from Lync to Skype for Business. During this session 4 scenarios were described that would allow business to move to Skype for Business with almost no downtime. The biggest benefit of the upgrade process is that for all Lync 2013 only topologies, the upgrade process is in-place. This means it is an install over process rather than the traditional side by side upgrade / migration process traditionally adopted.


All the Microsoft talk on Skype for Business has been surrounding the front-end server role. For edge servers, Microsoft are recommending to keep Lync 2013 edge servers rather than upgrading them. This means that either Skype for Business is getting launched without its own edge service, or there are no improvements to edge functionality that warrant updating them.


The upgrade paths are similar to normal Microsoft releases in that they offer N -1 support. This means that if your topology is uniquely Lync 2013 then you can upgrade in-place to Skype for Business. If you run Lync 2010 and 2013 coexistence then you must first complete the 2010 to 2013 migration and decommission your 2010 Lync servers before thinking of upgrading to Skype for Business. Once you have all your users on 2013, you can use the in-place upgrade process.


In this scenario you have a Lync 2010 topology with no OCS or 2013 coexistence. This upgrade requires you to have additional investment in new servers (virtual or physical) in order to stand up Skype for Business and Lync 2010 side by side.


In this scenario you must first migrate all users to Lync 2013 and then perform an in-place upgrade to Skype for Business. With Microsoft not supporting tri-state you must first remove all 2010 servers from your topology before performing the in-place upgrade to Skype for Business.


This scenario is an in-place upgrade of Lync 2013 to Skype for Business with user downtime. This is for topologies that have no access to additional pools or servers to move users across while their pool is upgraded. This method will mean that there will be no Lync services available until all nodes in the pool have been upgraded.


In order to deploy Skype for Business in a resource forest with separate user domains, like Lync 2013, you are going to require a FIM server to manage identities. Bear in mind that while this is fully supported by Microsoft for the Skype for Business 2015 release, it may not be in subsequent releases or updates.This diagram seems to suggest that the new VIS role can be collocated on the front-end pool servers, however, it is a separate server(s) in their own pool.


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