Check out this article by Desmond Lee (Microsoft Certified Trainer) on getting started with Windows PowerShell in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (formerly know as Microsoft Communications Server "14"). Get a little bit of history, and take a peek at the future.

http://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/unified-messaging/an-administrators-first-look-at-powershell-in-communications-server-14/