January, 2011

  • Monday at the Lync Server PowerShell blog

    In case you haven't stopped by to visit us here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog lately, we just wanted to let you know that we're usually pretty busy Monday mornings. For example, here’s how things went this morning: The Lync Server PowerShell...
  • Haiku #36

    All cmdlets are Equal. We agree. Except For voice policies. Today's literary allusion (and, really, how could anyone write an article about Microsoft Lync Server PowerShell without having at least one literary allusion?) comes from George...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 2 Answer

    Well, another week, another weekly challenge . And just like we saw in our first One of These Things is Not Like the Other Challenge , everyone who entered was able to figure it out. That includes Aleksandar N., who isn't even using Lync Server yet but...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 3

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 3 When we posted our first challenge , we were concerned that we'd made the thing a little too difficult; much to our surprise, however, everyone who submitted an answer got it right. Because...
  • Haiku #35

    Can you hear me now? Oh. Can you hear me now ? Oh. Well, OK, can you -- We're going to let you in on a little secret here: sometimes (just sometimes, mind you) setting up and maintaining Enterprise Voice, Microsoft's implementation of the...
  • Haiku #34

    You can sip coffee And you can sip tea, too. But You can't SipDomain. You know what's interesting? Domains. (OK, so maybe they're not all that interesting. But we had to have something to act as the first sentence of this article.) For example...
  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 2: Hint

    To tell you the truth, based on the submissions we’ve received so far, it doesn’t look like anyone out there actually needs a hint in order to solve this week’s challenge. But, because a promise is a promise, here’s a hint for...
  • Haiku #33

    Looking for my soul Mate. Must be Lync-enabled. Non-smoker preferred. If you believe what they say on TV (and, really, why wouldn't you believe what they say on TV?) then one of out every five new relationships starts through an online dating...
  • Haiku # 32

    That picture makes me Look fat. Thank goodness for the Privacy settings. Remember privacy? If you don't, well, we forgive you: after all, privacy seems to have fallen completely out of style these days. And yet, believe it or not, there was...
  • Lync Server PowerShell Cmdlet List Updated

    Several months ago, before Lync Server 2010 was even released, we put up a list of cmdlets along with a short description of each. Well, we finally got around to updating that cmdlet list . Hey, give us a break. Do you really expect us to run a Lync...
  • Haiku # 31

    Nice try, Fuzzy. But Let's see a haiku with this: CsAnnouncement If you're a fan of the comic strip Get Fuzzy then you no doubt noticed a very disturbing trend in last week's strips: Darby Conley, author of the strip, suddenly had his characters...
  • Time is Up for Lync Server PowerShell Challenge 1

    But Challenge 2 has just begun! Thanks to everyone for your entries, and your great responses. Your scores are posted here . Keep the entries coming, and keep building your score. What's that? You want to know what the answer was to Challenge 1...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 1 Answer

    Challenge Home Challenge 1 In the classic science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still , the alien Klaatu, in order to demonstrate his incredible powers and abilities, literally makes the Earth stand still. ...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 2

    Challenge Home Last week, when we posted the first Lync Server PowerShell One of These Things is Not Like the Other Challenge , we were afraid that the question we came up with was too hard, and that no one who entered would be able...
  • Haiku # 30

    Oh, you beautiful Doll. Oh, you must be joking. OU permission. Before we launch into today's article we thought we should mention that time is running out in order to enter the first-ever Lync Server PowerShell One of These Things is Not Like...
  • News: Call Park Orbit Script

    A new script has been added to the Lync Server PowerShell Scripts repository. This new script, cleverly titled Determine Whether or Not a Number has Been Assigned to a Call Park Orbit , will accept a number as input and will determine whether that number...
  • Determine Whether or Not a Number has Been Assigned to a Call Park Orbit

    When you work at Microsoft you often find yourself involved in truly fascinating discussions. For example, just the other day a couple of us were sitting around talking about the call park service when someone posed this question: does the Get-CsCallParkOrbit...
  • Haiku #29

    If there's a meeting And no one can find it, is It a real meeting? There's no doubt that the author of today's haiku has a fondness for Zen koans; he's even used a few of them in a previous article on this site. But, then again, what's not...
  • Lync PowerShell Challenge Update

    We got several entries to the first challenge . But we know there are a lot more of you out there who have been thinking "You know, I'd really like to enter, but I'm just not confident I know the answer." You were thinking that, right? That's what we...
  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 1: Hint

    Here’s you hint to Challenge 1 : To quote the Beatles, “Here’s another clue for you all: the walrus was Paul.” Which, now that we think about it, isn’t really going to help you very much, is it? OK, try this one...
  • Haiku #28

    The memories of Our last talk still linger on. In the database. At one time Gordon Bell , a researcher here at Microsoft, was on a mission to compile a complete record of his life. And when we say complete, we mean it: to this end Microsoft...
  • Haiku #27

    There is a call for You. Just dial 209 to Answer. Call parking. You know, the first time he heard that call parking was being added to Microsoft Lync Server 2010, the author of today's haiku looked at the person who relayed this news to him...
  • News: The Lync PowerShell Challenge Begins

    The Lync Server PowerShell Challenge has begun! The entires are poring in! Okay, not exactly poring. But that's okay, everyone has until Thursday (January 20) to try for all the points, and until Monday (January 24) to go for partial points. Don't worry...
  • Haiku #26

    Danger! Danger! Will Robinson! Please review the IM disclaimer. Many years ago, long before television became the bastion of intellectual wit and high culture that it is today, there was a short-lived show titled Lost in Space . To be perfectly...
  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 1

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 1. See if you can figure out which of these Lync Server PowerShell cmdlets is different from the others. Don't forget to check out the rules. And check out the Challenge Home Page for updates. Good luck!