April, 2011

  • How To Export Lync Contacts to Excel

    Now that you've built up a long list of contacts in Microsoft Lync you've decided you want to export them so you can use them other places, send them to a coworker, or maybe just save them as a backup. This article shows you how to use the Lync 2010 SDK to retrieve contacts from a running instance of Microsoft Lync and export them to Microsoft Excel.

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No Conferencing Policy is an Island: Per-Organizer Settings vs. Per-User Settings

    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. – John Donne ...
  • Export Lync Contacts to Excel

    This script uses the Lync 2010 SDK to export contacts from a running instance of Microsoft Lync to a Microsoft Excel worksheet.

    For a full description of this script, see the article How To Export Lync Contacts to Excel.

  • Haiku #89

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

  • 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 #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?

  • Export to Excel

    Tired of seeing all your output go scrolling away in your Windows PowerShell command window? Why not export the output to Microsoft Excel? This article shows you a script that saves process information to an Excel file, and explains how it all works to you can send any output to Excel.

  • Haiku #84

    It's always Friday somewhere, right? Oh wait, it's always 5 o'clock somewhere; it probably isn't always Friday somewhere. Well, whatever day it is, we're sure there's a meeting going on somewhere. Those meetings will go much more smoothly if you've used the CsMeetingConfiguration cmdlets to set them up properly. And if you start them off with a haiku.

  • Haiku #82

    It really is a wonderful life, at least when you know how to use synthetic transaction cmdlets like Test-CsAVConference. And after you read this haiku, and it's companion article, you will.

  • 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 #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.

  • Haiku #96

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

  • 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 #83

    Everyone needs a good haiku to configure their Access Edge Servers. But if you can't find one, here's a mediocre haiku to at least help you out.

  • Haiku #81

    No need for tell-all books here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog. Anything you could ever want to know is available from the Get-CsPool cmdlet. (Well, there might be a little bit left to tell.)

  • 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 #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.

  • Haiku #100

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

  • 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.

  • Haiku #86

    The Lync Server PowerShell haiku is as regular as rain in Seattle. This article introduces you to the Get-CsDialInConferencingLanguageList cmdlet.

  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 11: Answer

    With last week's Challenge we decided to get a little sneaky. (Probably not a good idea, but we did it anyway.) As you might recall, last week we presented you with the following four Lync Server PowerShell commands and asked you which command was not...
  • 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...