February, 2011

  • 21 Myths, Legends, and Superstitions About Client Policies Debunked!

    The Internet is a truly wonderful technology for distributing information; unfortunately, it's also a truly wonderful technology for distributing misinformation . What kind of misinformation are we talking about? Well, take the new client policies found...
  • Active Directory Phone Numbers and Line URIs: Together at Last!

    If you were to tunnel deep enough under the Microsoft campus (note: please don't tunnel under the Microsoft campus, or at least don't tell anyone we suggested it), you would eventually run into the concrete bunker that serves as the Lync PowerShell Fortress...
  • 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...
  • 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”...
  • Getting Rid of Policies You Thought You Already Got Rid Of

    You know how, in life, there are things that you know you really really shouldn't do and yet, for some reason, you go ahead and do them anyway? And then you almost immediately slap yourself on the forehead and say, "Oh man, why did I do that?" Well, with...
  • Haiku #44

    Please hold: your call is – Hey, wait: didn't we just do This one yesterday? All of us here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog have been greatly influenced by television, not so much because of the quality of the product (after all,...
  • New: Policies Article and Response Group Script

    Today is Thursday, and it's a very special day. Why is it special? Well, if you were a glass-half-full kind of person you wouldn't need to ask -- every day is special. But for the rest of us we need a better reason than that. So today we have one. As...
  • Haiku #45

    Parlez-vous français? Se habla español? Hmmm … Well, do you speak SIP? A few years ago, the author of today's haiku took his mother, his aunt, his sister, and a few assorted groupies and hanger-ons on a vacation to London...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 5

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 5 No doubt you've spent a lot of time wondering how we go about picking the weekly Lync Server 2010 PowerShell Challenge. Because of that, we thought we'd give you a little insight into the process...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 4 Answer

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 4 A tip of the cap this week to ewright19: we barely had time to post the challenge before she had sent in her answer. Is it legal to submit an answer to the challenge just minutes after 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...
  • Haiku #37

    Travel back through the Mists of time, the days of yore, The PSTN. Time travel has long been a staple of science fiction, and the notion even creeps into actual science from time-to-time: for example, many physicists believe that there is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 #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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...