March, 2011

  • Retrieve Lync Connection Information

    Submitted by Tracy A. Cerise, University of Kentucky This script pulls Microsoft Lync 2010 connection information, such as the number of connections per Front End Server and number of unique users, and either displays it to the console or writes...
  • The TechReady 12 Q and A

    Several weeks ago your two favorite Lync Server PowerShell writers – no, not those guys; we meant us , you know, your two favorite Lync Server PowerShell writers. Remember? OK, fine. Several weeks ago our two favorite Lync Server PowerShell...
  • Haiku #59

    Lync Server PowerShell haiku -- and an introduction to the New-CsStaticRoute cmdlet.

  • Modify the SIP Address of an Enabled Lync Server User

    Can Set-CsUser construct a SIP address for you? No, it can't. As you probably know, when you enable a user for Lync Server you can ask the system to create the user's SIP address for you. For example, this command gives Ken Myer a SIP address based...
  • Haiku #71

    Are you a real man? (Or are you a man at all?) Read this haiku article to find out how a real man (or maybe even a woman) gets information on services and server roles with Lync Server PowerShell.

  • PowerShell Overview: Format-Table vs. Select-Object

    What's the difference between Select-Object and Format-Table, and why would you use one vs. the other? This article is one in our series of articles responding to customer questions we received at TechReady 12.

  • Set the Forward To Number in Lync Server

    How can I set the actual number that calls are forwarded to? Well, unfortunately, you can't. We wish you could , because we get asked this question all the time. But you can't. Sorry. If you're wondering what we're talking about (something...
  • List the Users and Client Endpoint Versions Connected to a Registrar Pool: Direct Connection

    Submitted by Scott Stubberfield and Nick Smith, Microsoft Nick Smith and Scott Stubberfield have updated a previous script of theirs which lists all the users connected to a Registrar pool along with the client version of the endpoint they used...
  • List the Users and Client Endpoint Versions Connected to a Registrar Pool: Remote Connection

    Nick Smith and Scott Stubberfield have updated a previous script of theirs which lists all the users connected to a Registrar pool along with the client version of the endpoint they used to log on to the system. According to Nick, updates made since the...
  • Haiku #65

    Warning: It might not Rain today. Stay calm and test All your outbound calls. Just a few minutes ago the author of today's Lync Server PowerShell haiku checked the weather report. (Which, admittedly, is a silly thing to do when you live in...
  • The 411 on Private Lines

    A Snippets from the Shell article By Christopher Wallick, BT Hello once again from the chocolate factory. This week has been pretty interesting technically and I wanted to bring your attention to a little known (but very cool) feature of Lync...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 9

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 9 Did you see where the Lync Server One of These Things is Not Like the Others Challenge has surpassed both crosswords puzzles and Sudoku as the world's leading recreational activity? Well, to...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 8: Answer

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 8 Before we take a look at the answer to last week's Challenge , we wanted to say thanks to Johann D. for inviting us to visit Berlin, the beautiful capital city of Germany. That invitation comes...
  • Haiku #66

    Time for March Madness, and an introduction to the Clear-CsDeviceUpdateLog cmdlet. Along with the daily haiku, of course.

  • Haiku #67

    Today's haiku addresses the Get-CsManagementStoreReplicationStatus cmdlet. This one is a pri 0, so you should check it out. Oh wait, it's not a pri 0, this was moved down to pri 1 or 2 so we could address some fire drills. But you should check it out anyway.

  • Lync PowerShell Blog News of the Week

    Neither rain nor sleet nor fever and sore throat will keep us from our appointed rounds. At least not when we have a little help from som of our contributors. Several updates have been going on here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog in the last week or so, just wanted to make sure you didn't miss them (like we almost did).

  • Haiku #68

    Are you spending a lot of time with service control points? Probably not. But just in case you need to, you'll want to know about the CsConfigurationStoreLocation cmdlets, which just happens to be what this haiku of the day is about.

  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 9 Hint

    If you’re still working on this week’s Lync Server PowerShell One of These Things is Not Like the Other challenge, well, here’s a clue you might find useful: what’s black and white and red all over? Actually, now that we...
  • Haiku #69

    What better way to celebrate a holiday than by reading the Lync Server PowerShell haiku, and by running the Test-CsPhoneBootstrap cmdlet.

  • Haiku #70

    Basketball, oil, vodka, ice cream ... and even some archiving. Today is a great day to for Lync Server PowerShell haikus everywhere.

  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 9: Answer

    Another week, another Lync Server PowerShell Challenge. Last week we presented you with the following four Lync Server PowerShell cmdlets and asked the by-now immortal question "Which of these cmdlets is not like the others?": Test-CsIm...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 10

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 10 Welcome to Monday, the best and most-anticipated day of the week! Now, we admit that, historically speaking, Monday hasn't always been viewed in such a pleasant light. For example, consider...
  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 7: Hint

    What’s that? A hint? What are you talking about – oh, right: a hint . (Sorry, but some of us had to get up at 4:00 this morning in order to take relatives out to the airport.) All right, a hint, you need a hint …. Hmmm …. OK...
  • Announcing ... Unassigned Numbers

    There are some things you can do in Lync Server Control Panel, and some things you have to get into the Lync Server Management Shell to do. In this article Christopher Wallick tells us how to work with announcements and unassigned numbers, and what you can do where. This is an article in the ongoing series "Snippets from the Shell."

  • Haiku #60

    Today's Lync Server PowerShell haiku introduces you to the Get-CsClientPinInfo cmdlet. With a little help from Fyodor Dostoyevsky.