April, 2011

  • Haiku #100

    Celebrate, it's Friday! Oh, and it's also haiku number 100.

  • April Wrap-Up…and Haiku #100

    The old saying is “March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.” Well, that’s one ferocious lamb because April has been roaring away here in Redmond. Another saying is “April showers bring May flowers.” If that one’s...
  • How to Cheat at Sporcle

    An alternate, and less interesting, title for this article would be "Find All the Lync Server Cmdlet Verbs." See, we told you that would sound less interesting. It's much more interesting to find out how to cheat at something.

  • Haiku #99

    There seem to be some amazing similarities between the author of this haiku article and a turkey. However, it's likely that only one of them knows how to tell time. Read the article to find out which one.

  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 15: Hint

    So you say you need a hint for this week’s Lync Server PowerShell Challenge, do you? Well, let me put you on hold for a second. What’s that? We did give you a hint. No, really, we did. Let me put you on hold for a second. No, we...
  • Haiku #98

    This haiku is about elves roaming around replicating things. Or something like that. Maybe you should read it and see if you can figure out what it's about.

  • Haiku #97

    If you want to take an action on your Lync Server topology, decide whether it's a kinetic action or a non-kinetic action, then use the appropriate CsTopology cmdlet.

  • Haiku #96

    Three cheers for the user store, and the CsUserDatabaseState cmdlets. But please don't boo the haiku.

  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 14: Answer

    When you work on the Lync Server PowerShell blog, people tend to stop you all the time and ask the same question: is your blog truly promoting peace and harmony throughout the entire world? Needless to say, we always thought that the Lync Server PowerShell...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 15

    So you say you're looking for a real challenge in this week's Lync Server PowerShell One of These Things is Not Like the Others competition, do you? You say that you – what's that? You say that you aren't looking for a real challenge in this week...
  • Haiku #95

    This haiku is about the CsClientPin cmdlets. Well, the haiku is about PINs in general, the article is about the CsClientPin cmdlets.

  • Haiku #94

    When it momentarily stops raining in Seattle, you know it's a great day. What should you do on a great day? Read a haiku about merging Lync Server topologies, that's what.

  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 14: Hint

    Today is Hint Day at the Lync Server PowerShell blog, the day we provide a hint for the weekly One of These Things is Not Like the Others challenge. The only problem with that? For some reason, we couldn’t remember what question we actually posed...
  • Haiku #93

    This haiku is very insightful and upbeat. Not the least bit grouchy. How can a haiku be grouchy when it's about synthetic transactions? Come to think of it, can a haiku be grouchy?

  • NEW: Simultaneously Assigning a Policy to Multiple Users

    Last night one of the authors of the Lync Server PowerShell blog dreamt that she spent a day being very grouchy and impatient. (Yes, we know, everyone around her is wondering how that’s different from her waking hours.) So when she woke up this...
  • Simultaneously Assigning a Policy to Multiple Users

    Trying to pick your favorite feature in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 PowerShell is like trying to pick your favorite episode of The Simpsons : there are so many good ones to choose from that it simply can't be done. Note . Actually, it can be done...
  • Haiku #92

    This haiku is not a scam, it really is about creating dial plans in Lync Server 2010. Or so we've been told by some high-level government officials.

  • Haiku #91

    Not everything you read on the Internet is factual, including the Lync Server PowerShell Haiku. But in the Haiku you can usually count on the part about the cmdlets being factual. Like everything about the CsTrustedApplicationEndpoint cmdlets in this one.

  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 13: Answer

    If we were to show you all the weekly Lync Server PowerShell challenges and asked you, "Which of these challenges is not like the others?" there would be one obviously correct answer: Challenge No. 13 . Why? Well, in each of the first 12 challenges, we...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 14

    If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium . And if it's Monday? Well, logically speaking, then this must not be Belgium. But wait, there's more: if it's Monday then it must also be time for a new Lync Server PowerShell One of These Things is Not Like...
  • Today is Bonus Haiku Day!

    Celebrate Bonus Haiku Day with us! Today only. We think.

  • Haiku #90a

    It's déjà vu all Over again: we're back with Another haiku. Before we get started, we have request to make: if any of you think that you're having a bad day, well, the author of today's haiku doesn't want to hear about it. Here...
  • Haiku #90

    No cute and cuddly androids here, only replicants. Oh wait, those are replicas. At least there are some raw oysters.

  • Haiku #89

    Read this haiku, then export your IM archive and read your IM archive. Then read another haiku.

  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 13: Hint

    You say you need a hint for this week’s Lync Server PowerShell challenge? Then you should do what the creators of that challenge do any time they need help with something (and for anything, not just the challenge): they ask their moms. But...