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  • Blog Post: Show me as Inactive when my computer has been idle for this many minutes

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ IdleThreshold Allowed registry values Any integer value between 5 and 360, inclusive (represents time, in minutes) Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 5...
  • Blog Post: Mute incoming IM alert sounds when viewing an IM conversation

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ suspendSoundWhenConversationWindowInForeground Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync will not suppress instant message sounds when the Conversation window is the active window · 1 – Lync...
  • Blog Post: Continue an Instant Messaging Conversation

    Have you ever had a conversation with someone and later thought “Oh, I should have said this,” or “I wish I’d said that”? (True, sometimes you say “I wish I hadn’t said that,” but that’s another story.) If you're like most of us, you tend to come...
  • Blog Post: Minimize to the notification area instead of the task bar

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ MinimizeWindowToNotificationArea Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync is minimized to the task bar when the Contact List is closed · 1 – Lync is minimized to the notification area when...
  • Blog Post: Show the Menu Bar

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ AlwaysShowMenu Allowed registry values · 00 00 00 00 – The menu bar is not visible · 01 00 00 00 – The menu bar is visible Registry value type REG_BINARY ...
  • Blog Post: Collect Logs in Microsoft Lync

    When we first started the Lync Server PowerShell blog, our plan was for the blog to provide people with all the cool insider information that they couldn't get anywhere else. And that was a pretty good plan, except for one thing: we didn't actually have any cool insider information. And so we started...
  • Blog Post: Working with Microsoft Lync Registry Settings

    Remember the registry? Of course you do: the registry was first introduced in Windows 3.1 and now, almost 20 years later, the registry is still very much alive and kicking. We're the first to admit that the registry hasn't always been the most-beloved piece of software that Microsoft ever created, but...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Filtering Instant Messages and Client Versions

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Configuring Filtering for Instant Messaging (IM) Modify the Default File Transfer Filter To modify the default file transfer filter To modify the default file transfer...
  • Blog Post: 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 time the previous script was published include...
  • Blog Post: Allow Microsoft to collect information about how I use Lync

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ CEIPEnabled Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync will not send Customer Experience Improvement Program information to Microsoft · 1 – Lync will send Customer Experience Improvement Program...
  • Blog Post: Join meeting audio from

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ JoinAudioConferenceFrom Allowed registry values 0 : Do not join audio 1 : Join meeting audio using Lync Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting Not present...
  • Blog Post: Lync Language

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ Language Allowed registry values An integer value corresponding to the desired language (see below for a complete list of allowed values) Registry value type REG_DWORD Default...
  • Blog Post: Hide the Notification Balloon

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ DSBkgndMode Allowed registry values · 00 00 00 00 – A balloon alert will be displayed each time you close the main Lync window · 01 00 00 00 – A balloon alert will not be displayed each...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #187

    You can come in and So can you. But no, not you . Client version rules. Well, it's Monday, and the author of today's haiku is home at last. OK, actually he got home late Saturday afternoon, but he never truly felt at home: after all, both Saturday and Sunday the sun was shining and the weather...
  • Blog Post: Show Lync in foreground when it starts

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ AutoOpenMainWindowWhenStartup Allowed registry values · 0 – The Contact List will not display onscreen when you logon to Windows · 1 – The Contact List will display onscreen when you...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #191

    Group Policy gone? How can we go on? Oh, right: Client policies. In case you've been wondering whether or not today's going to be a good day, well, here's your answer: no, today is not going to be a good day. At least not here in the Seattle area. For one thing, it's cloudy and overcast...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Support for Clients and Devices

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Specify the Client Versions Supported in Your Organization To edit the default client version policy As a general rule, client version policies are most-easily edited by modifying...
  • Blog Post: Send an Instant Message from a Script

    Here are a couple of interesting facts: · Elephants can make sounds that humans can’t hear. People who work closely with elephants know this because if you get close enough you can feel the sound waves. · Earth, and more accurately life on Earth, would not exist without Jupiter...
  • Blog Post: 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. Note . A strong statement? Perhaps. On the...
  • Blog Post: Show emoticons in instant messages

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ ShowEmoticons Allowed registry values · 0 – Emoticons are sent as text · 1 – Emoticons are sent as graphics Registry value type REG_DWORD Default...
  • Blog Post: Keep sounds to a minimum when my status is Busy

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ suspendSoundWhenBusy Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync will not suppress sounds when your status is set to Busy · 1 – Lync will suppress sounds when your status is set to Busy ...
  • Blog Post: Lync Product Version

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ ProductVersion Allowed registry values Any string value Registry value type REG_SZ Default setting Version number of the installed version of Microsoft Lync ...
  • Blog Post: Turn on TYY mode

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\EnableTTY Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync will not use an attached TTY device · 1 – Lync will use an attached TTY device Registry value type REG_DWORD ...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #115

    Sorry, but you're not On the list. Take a hike, man! Client versioning. For those of you anxiously following the saga of Seattle's attempt to have a day where the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit, we must inform you of a temporary setback. When the author of today's haiku left for...
  • Blog Post: Always on Top

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ AlwaysOnTop Allowed registry values · 00 00 00 00 – The Contact List does not appear on top of all the other windows on your desktop · 01 00 00 00 – The Contact List appears on top of...