06 May, 2013

Disabling Lync Click to Call

Lync has a "smart" feature, where it makes all phonenumbers clickable. Basically what is happening is the Lync Click to Call add-in for Internet Explorer is detecting phonenumbers on all webpages, and then the add-in rewrites the HTML for each phonenumber, in order to add Click to Call functionality to that phonenumber.

The problem is that the Click to Call add-in is not able to detect when the phonenumber is in a Rich Text form field (like on a blog like this), and so adds the Click-to-Call code here as well. This causes the modified phonenumber to be permanent for ALL people reading the resulting post, rather than just the people that actually have Lync installed.