February, 2011

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Prepare for Response Group Restore

    A new script that will prepare contacts in Active Directory for a Response Group application restore from backup.

  • 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”...
  • Granting Policies to Users

    by Christopher Wallick, BT Well we’ve made it into the New Year and from my point of view 2011 is going to be a very busy year. So, in this edition of “Snippets from the Shell” I thought I’d take a moment to focus on some basic...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Assign Active Directory Phone Numbers to Line URIs

    To see a full explanation of how these scripts work, see the article Active Directory Phone Numbers and Line URIs: Together at Last! http://blogs.technet.com/b/csps/archive/2011/02/01/howtoadphonetolineuri.aspx Convert a Phone Number to a Line URI...
  • 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 #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...
  • 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 #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,...
  • 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...
  • New Article: 21 Myths, Legends, and Superstitions About Client Policies Debunked!

    There have been a lot of myths, legends, and superstitions throughout the world passed down through generations, from father to son, mother to daughter, Internet user to Internet user…. For example, you may have heard that chicken soup cures the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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 #38

    Where's Waldo? And where Is Carmen Sandiego? CS Address Book. One thing you can count on here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog is this: we'll always give you the real story about Microsoft Lync Server 2010, both the good and the bad. For...
  • Haiku #43

    Please hold: your call is Very important to us. Music on hold file. If you're like most people, you're probably sitting in your office right now thinking, "I wonder why those guys who do the Lync Server PowerShell blog never call me. Do they...
  • 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 #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...