If a new update is available LPE devices will wait for a certain period of inactivity on the phone and then automatically download, waiting again for more idle time before rebooting itself to complete the process.
VVX devices operate in the same way but also offer two important improvements: (1) the inactivity timeout is configurable and (2) when a new update is available the device will prompt the user to install it immediately if desired, or defer if not.
Although the 5.0.0 release added the ability to leverage the Device Update service it was not yet possible to actually leverage the feature until a new update was published.
Now that the 5.0.1 maintenance release is available then this and all future releases can be handled natively by the Lync server.
The following table lists Lync-qualified UCS releases which support native device updates and will continue to be updated as future releases are posted online, including links to both Release Notes and the software packages.The entry above shows that the device queried the update service but the server does not have any newer updates currently approved, thus no download information was passed to the device.Also note the revision that was reported in the entry (e.g.The phone must also be successfully registered to a Lync Server in order for this capability to function.The example used in the remainder of this article is a Polycom VVX 410 phone running 18.104.22.16874 firmware, registered externally via an Edge Server to a Lync Server 2013 environment.