There’s a long standing issue where users using the Lync mobile client can not see cellular phone numbers of coworkers unless their privacy relationship was manually set higher than the default on a user by user basis. The common workaround was to add the mobile numbers to contacts in the affected user’s Outlook. This of course wasn’t feasible if there were thousands of users.
Well, it looks like this one has finally be fixed. The fix was just released today with the August 2014 cumulative updates! I’ve been waiting for this one long enough that I felt it deserved it’s own post.
Find the details here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2967628/en-us
And download the CU here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36820&751be11f-ede8-5a0c-058c-2ee190a24fa6