Lync for Mac Issue with OSX Yosemite

I updated my Mac OS in the wee hours of the morning and, for the most part, did not run into any issues. I mention “for the most part” because I did encounter an issue at work with Lync for Mac 2011 – Version 14.0.9 (140606). My issue appeared when I attempted to sign in to Lync as it briefly displayed my Lync contacts before looping back to the sign-in screen. A Google search netted a successful resolution to this issue.

In short, I went into the Language & Region settings (within System Preferences) and did the following:

  1. Change the language from “English-Primary” to “English-US
  2. Reboot
  3. Change the language back to “English-Primary
  4. Reboot
  5. Open Lync and sign in

I’m not exactly sure why these steps resolved the issue, but hopefully it works for you too.

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WordPress General Settings

After setting up a new WordPress site (no plugins/themes installed or any other modifications; just WordPress “out-of-the-box”), I recently ran into an issue where I could not update/save any changes made in the General tab (under Settings). No matter what I tried, I would receive a “Forbidden You don’t have permission to access” message; however, I did not encounter issues updating/saving any of the other areas (e.g., Reading, Writing, Discussions, etc.). In looking at a few forum posts, several people suggested that you should check to ensure folder permissions (specifically wp-admin) are set to 755 and file permissions (specifically options.php and options-general.php in my case) to 644 – check and check. NOTE: If you have a similar issue with the permalink tab, for example, you might check options-permalink.php instead.

The next troubleshooting tip actually worked. A member suggested an issue with mod_security and to update the .htaccess file. Sure enough, I added the following (below mod_rewrite in my .htaccess file) and was immediately able to save changes to Settings -> General:

<IfModule mod_security.c>
SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off
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