February, 2011

  • New: How to Undo That Thing You Now Wish You Had Never Done in the First Place

    Here’s an article that shows you a simple way to use Windows PowerShell to backup and restore parts of your Lync Server 2010 implementation. “ How to Undo That Thing You Now Wish You Had Never Done in the First Place ” explains how to...
  • How to Undo That Thing You Now Wish You Had Never Done in the First Place

    Although we can't guarantee this, we can pretty much guarantee this: once you've switched to Microsoft Lync Server 2010 you'll never have nightmares again. Or, at the very least, you'll never have nightmares about Microsoft Lync Server again. Ever. ...
  • Haiku #56

    No thanks, Theraflu. I'll use file filtering to Thwart those viruses. Remember computer viruses? Well, of course, you do; sadly, computer viruses are still around, and probably will be for a long time to come. People always say that, in the...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 7

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 7 And now for the moment you've all been waiting for. The winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Motion Picture goes to -- Oops; sorry. For a moment there we forgot we were dealing...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 6 Answer

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 6 To be honest, there's a lot of pressure involved in running a highly-prestigious competition such as the weekly Lync Server PowerShell One of These Things is Not Like the Others Challenge....
  • Haiku #55

    You once were lost but Now you're found. See why we asked For your location? The author of today's haiku has always had a soft spot in his heart for product disclaimers, those warning labels/pseudo-legal notices that accompany pretty much...
  • Haiku #54

    There it is, right there! Cy, cite the sight of the site. The Lync Server site. In the classic children's book Through the Looking-Glass , Humpty Dumpty says, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less...
  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 6: Hint

    Wow, is it really Thursday already? That means we better come up with a hint for this week’s Challenge . OK, how about this: “This is one you should take personally.” And no, that is a good hint. You just have to think about it...
  • Haiku #53

    Your words still linger Long after you have left us. CS Archiving. The author of today's haiku once read that, when Albert Einstein was teaching at Princeton, university officials would come in after each class, take down the blackboard he...
  • New Article: Listing the Names of the Agent Groups Assigned to a Response Group Queue

    Today is a big day here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog. Today is the birthday of composer George Frederic Handel, Dell CEO Michael Dell, and of course, actress Dakota Fanning. It’s also the birthday of the dad of one this blog’s writers...
  • Listing the Names of the Agent Groups Assigned to a Response Group Queue

    The best thing about being a technical writer at Microsoft is that you are constantly reminded how little you actually know about the technology you're charged with writing about. Note . No, we're not being facetious: that really is the best...
  • Haiku #52

    Long-distance: It’s the Next-best thing to being there. Dial-in conferencing. Typically in these haikus we like to introduce people to all of the really cool features included in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Today, however, we'd like...
  • New Snippets from the Shell

    We updated the Headlines on the Lync Server PowerShell Blog Home Page today. (True, this is something we should do more often. But, if you’ve read about this being an Un-Blog , you understand why we haven’t been doing this as much as we’d...
  • Holiday Sets and the Workflows that Love Them

    by Christopher Wallick, BT There’s so much to consider when thinking about the varied and sundry PowerShell cmdlets that are used to manage and configure Microsoft Lync Server 2010. In this riveting installment of “A Snippet from the Shell”...
  • Haiku #51

    WindowsService: It's Better than a toaster or A set of towels. We thought we should give everyone advance notice that we might not be publishing many haikus during the month of April. April, of course, is the month when Prince William of England...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 6

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 6 Today is Presidents Day in the U.S., a day when schools are closed, government offices are closed, and even people who don't officially get the day off often take some vacation time and stay...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 5 Answer

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 5 Last week's challenge was all about data types. (And yes, we suppose the challenge would have been easier had we told you a long time ago that the thing was all about data types.) For the week...
  • Haiku #50

    Hope springs eternal. Let's hope this is all working. Health monitoring . The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true. -- James Branch Cabell By and large,...
  • New Article: So What's the Deal With the Three Dots?

    Have you ever been just playing around in the Lync Server Management Shell, Get-ting this and Get-ting that to see what you could find? And in doing so, have you ever run across output like this? Prefixes : {callto:, file:, ftp., ftp: ... } ...
  • So What's the Deal With the Three Dots?

    You know, it's not often that those of us here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog get the chance to show off our knowledge. OK, admittedly, that might be because we don't actually have much knowledge to show off in the first place. Still, it's nice to...
  • Haiku #49

    You have been chosen; Prepare to meet the future. LegacyUser. As you might recall, at the end of the classic movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind , the hero (Richard Dreyfuss) gets invited to join the aliens on their mother ship and go...
  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 5: Hint

    Having problems with this week’s Challenge ? Too bad; maybe you’ll just have to try a little harder next time. No, hey, just kidding. The truth is, we feel your pain: at first we couldn’t figure out this week’s Challenge...
  • Haiku #48

    LIS wireless access: Packets float weightlessly through – Abort, Retry, Fail? As you know, the big story in the world these days revolves around Watson, IBM's new supercomputer, a computer currently taking on a pair of human champions...
  • Haiku #47

    Sex, drugs, rock and roll! Celebrities! Big scandals! CsClientAuth. The theme for today's haiku (and, believe it or not, the daily haiku sometimes does have a theme) is SEO: Search Engine Optimization. If you aren't familiar with SEO, it's...
  • Haiku #46

    Ex-President. Ex- Wife. Ex-Ray. (Get it, X-Ray?) Ex UM Contact. Welcome to the daily Lync Server PowerShell haiku, where every day is Tuesday, November 16, 2010! To tell you the truth, the author of today's haiku had never actually noticed...