So this is great! The Update is available now too. So…uh…where is the update? Apparently it is part of an Office 2013 update. Remember, the Lync client is now being
ruined handled by the Office team. So all you have to do is update your Office 2013 to the latest version.
Except, you can’t do this because of this:
For the second time in two months, Microsoft has temporarily pulled a software update after users reported that it inadvertently disabled some Windows features.
Microsoft Wednesday removed its Office Update 2013 (KB2817630), which was released Tuesday as part of the company’s regularly monthly release of patches.
So the only chance of getting Lync Spell Check immediately is to hope that you or your company has downloaded the buggy patch via WSUS and hasn’t removed it yet. Then you might be able to get it.
This is exactly the case with one of my contacts who was able to update and get the patch. His Lync client after the update now shows the following:
He ran a test and just like in the @msftlync graphic, he got the same results:
So keep hitting updates. Eventually the Office Team will release the patch again.
Update: Here is a link to download the update. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2817630 Except since Microsoft pulled the update, the links don’t actually work. At least it’s something you can now monitor to see when it goes live again.
Update 2: After installing this update, the tray icon returns to it’s initial Lync status of showing your state instead of the unchanging Lync icon that was introduced and immediately apologized for by the Office team during the last round of updates.
Update 3: The patch is available here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825630
Tom Arbuthnot has done an excellent write up: