May, 2011

  • Haiku #121

    Read some great poetry - then move on to this haiku about Medaition Servers.

  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 19: Answer

    Now here's something you don't see every day: we made a big mistake in last week's challenge . (Well, OK, maybe that is something you see every day after all.) Last week we asked you which of the following four Lync Server PowerShell cmdlets was not like...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 20

    Well, you know what they say: all good things must come to an end. And so, too must the Lync Server PowerShell One of These Things is Not Like the Others challenge. Listen, go ahead and cry: there's nothing to be ashamed of. (Needless to say, we...
  • Haiku #120

    Whether you're alone in a toy store or alone in your office, you'll have fun reading haikus and using the Get-CsUserPoolInfo cmdlet.

  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 19: Hint

    Ah, yes: it’s Thursday, and time for a hint to help you solve this week’s Lync Server One of These Things is Not Like the Others challenge. This week’s hint is courtesy of Dr. Seuss: Ack, back, ---, gak, hack, lack, mac, knack...
  • Haiku #119

    This is no scram, it's a legitimate haiku about the CsKerberosAccountAssignment cmdlets.

  • Haiku #118

    Do cats care about haikus, or Registrars? Maybe at 4:00 AM. The rest of us care about them a little later in the day.

  • Haiku #117

    What rhymes with CsGroupIM?

  • Haiku #116

    Everybody makes mistakes. But it won't be a mistake to read this haiku, especially if you want to know something about trusted applications. And the weather in Seattle.

  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 19

    It's time once again for the weekly Lync Server One of These Things is Not Like the Others challenge. We're in an especially good mood this morning, so we decided to be nice to everyone and give you an easy challenge this week. What's that? Are...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 18: Answer

    We're not totally sure what this means, but this week all the submissions for the last Lync Server One of These Things is Not Like the Others challenge ended up in our Junk Mail folders. That didn't happen with any of the previous challenges: those emails...
  • NEW: Retrieve Available Lync Contacts

    We’ve released another article in our series about using the Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK with Windows PowerShell. (The article was in a cage in the deepest cellars of Microsoft, but we decided it was safe to release it now. If it threatens or bites...
  • Retrieve Available Contacts

    With the Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK you can write scripts that retrieve all sorts of information about the contacts in the currently-running instance of Lync. What kind of information, you ask? Well, things like the contacts’ activity status (free...
  • Haiku #115

    CsClientVersionConfiguration. What more needs to be said? Oh. Well, in that case, read this haiku and article that explain what these cmdlets are for and how to use them.

  • Not Like the Others: Challenge 18: Hint

    OK, so here’s the deal. One of the two authors of the Lync Server PowerShell blog always works at home on Fridays. (Well, OK: she always “works” at home on Fridays.) Today happens to be a Thursday, but she decided to work at home anyway...
  • Haiku #114

    Today is the perfect day for reading haikus and setting your diagnostics filters.

  • Haiku #113

    This is no joke, it really is simple to set up a network inter-site policy. Which is good, because as you'll see jokes aren't exactly our strong point.

  • Haiku #112

    The CsRgsHolidaySet cmdlets, and this haiku, are practically perfect in every way.

  • Haiku #111

    Only a true Jedi master knew the meaning of the CsLisLocation cmdlets,,,until the true Lync Server PowerShell haiku master shared the secret. (Okay, it wasn't really a secret, just a little mysterious.)

  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 17: Answer

    As you all know, nothing lasts forever. Note . Well, except for bank accounts. One of the authors of the Lync Server PowerShell blog once closed a bank account, and was given a receipt that showed that the account was officially closed. A few...
  • One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 18

    This past weekend, it began raining in the Seattle area sometime around 7:00 PM on Saturday, and stopped raining around 4:00 PM on Sunday. In less than 24 hours, we got approximately 2 inches of rain, more rain than typically falls in Seattle during the...
  • Haiku #110

    Make sure your device updates work properly, especially on Friday the 13th. How do you do that? Well, you can start by reading this haiku about the Clear-CsDeviceUpdateFile cmdlet.

  • Haiku #109

    You can read a Lync Server PowerShell haiku, and run the Test-CsVoiceUser cmdlet, any day of the week. Even when you're not sure what day it actually is.

  • NEW: Why Didn't You Tell Me That Isn't a Valid Property?

    Okay, we admit it: those of us here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog are sometimes just a little on the slow side. (Well, one of us will admit it – we won’t say which one.) In our efforts to keep up with the 540 new cmdlets that shipped...
  • Why Didn't You Tell Me That Isn't a Valid Property?

    As you might expect, writing for the Lync Server PowerShell blog is perhaps the most exciting and glamorous job on the face of the planet: millions of people would literally give their right arm for the opportunity to trade jobs with us. Note...