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  • Blog Post: Haiku #70

    The answers you seek Lie not in your heart. They are In the Lync archive. Today is March 18 th , which, as you probably know, is one of the two most exciting days of the year. After all – what's that? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, March 18 th is the Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #168

    What? There's a haiku Hiatus?!? Good thing there are Voicemail policies. We apologize for this, but we need to begin today's haiku with a little bad news: this is probably going to be the last daily Lync Server PowerShell haiku until Wednesday, August 10 th . Note . Wow: that's the...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #194

    Turn out the lights, the Party's over: today's our Last haiku (for now). Today is a very auspicious, and somewhat sad, occasion: it marks, for the moment anyway, the end of the Lync Server PowerShell Haiku of the Day. (Trust us, we thought this day would never come, either.) Believe it or...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #57

    There are two kinds of People in the world: users And AD contacts. Many years ago the humorist Robert Benchley noted that, "There are two kinds of people in the world: those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't." Ever since then, people have hopped onto...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #136

    Daylight beckons but The windows just won't open. Audio testing. Happy Summer Solstice everyone! Yes, today is June 21 st , which means it's once again the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Note . Slight clarification: we should say that today is the day that has the...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #121

    The name says it all: Set Mediation Server. Sheer poetry, eh? OK, we concede: we have met our match. Up to this point we assumed that the Lync Server PowerShell Haiku of the Day represented the finest poetry being written anywhere in the world. But then we received the following email in...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #80

    That's alright, sir. We Don’t need your name and password. CS client certs. To be honest, we're not sure if we're supposed to be blogging about this, but we are so excited that we just had to tell someone . To make a long story short, we recently saw a prototype of the next version...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #41

    For they are the most Interesting cmdlets In the world: LisSwitch. If you watch any TV at all (and, come on, admit it: everyone watches at least some TV) then you've no doubt seen the Most Interesting Man in the World commercials . These commercials feature, well, the most interesting man...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #6

    I once was lost but Now I'm found. Thank you, Update-CsAddressBook. Well, we're back after an extended break for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. (What do you mean you didn't even know we were gone? Ah, now you've gone and hurt our feelings ….) If you're not familiar with Thanksgiving...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #64

    What? No Response Group Today? So what do we talk About? Registrars? As hard as this is, it's best to get it out of the way right from the start. We have some bad news for you today: after three straight days of talking about how to configure Response Group questions and answers , we're not...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #12

    The phone rings. We sit In silence. The round robin Bids us to answer. Many years ago, one of the authors was a sportswriter for the Tri-City Herald, a regional newspaper located in Kennewick, WA ("Home of desert sun and water fun!"). No doubt you're thinking, "Wow, a sportswriter: that must...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #46

    Ex-President. Ex- Wife. Ex-Ray. (Get it, X-Ray?) Ex UM Contact. Welcome to the daily Lync Server PowerShell haiku, where every day is Tuesday, November 16, 2010! To tell you the truth, the author of today's haiku had never actually noticed this, but last Friday it was pointed out to...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #74

    ^ 1 \d{5} \d + ? Is that Klingon or something? No, just VoiceRegex. Today's haiku is the direct result of a challenge issued by the legendary Lync Server PowerShell writer Jean Ross. (Many people consider Jean to be the second-greatest Lync Server PowerShell writer in history.) Yesterday...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #120

    Do not be afraid: We do have a backup plan. User pool info. If you can hear an echo while reading today's haiku, there's a good reason for that: at the moment, the author of today's haiku is working in a building that appears to be completely empty. On top of that, there was absolutely no...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #185

    I only have eye Lashes for you. And for you, Outbound translations. If you're like most people then each and every morning, as you climb into your car and prepare to go to work, you think, "You know, this car is pretty good: it runs well, I've never had any problems with it, and it gets awfully...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #151

    West Side Story? Bah! We've got a much better show: Set Conference Server. Last night the author of today's haiku had a chance to see one of the first-run showings of the new musical Aladdin , based on the Disney movie of the same name. Note . Overall verdict: not bad, although not...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #67

    But how can we tell If this is all up-to-date? Replica status. If you're like most people, you probably assume that the daily Lync Server PowerShell haiku is Microsoft's No. 1 priority: no matter what else happens, the daily Lync Server PowerShell haiku simply must be published. Surprisingly...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #28

    The memories of Our last talk still linger on. In the database. At one time Gordon Bell , a researcher here at Microsoft, was on a mission to compile a complete record of his life. And when we say complete, we mean it: to this end Microsoft Research created the " SenseCam ," which: ...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #110

    Friday the 13 th ? So what? Just carry salt and Clear device updates. In case you haven't bothered to check a calendar recently, today is Friday the 13 th . As you probably know, many people in the Western world consider Friday the 13 th to be a day when bad luck is almost certain to befall...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #91

    Three things you can count On: Death, taxes, and, of course, Trusted app endpoints. Before we begin, we should remind U.S. citizens that today is "Tax Day," and your federal income tax return must be postmarked no later than midnight tonight. What happens if you don't pay your taxes? Well...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #152

    No need to lose your Head. Instead, test your CS Address book service. Hey, everyone. It's July 14 th , and we'd like to be the first to wish everyone out there a happy Bastille Day. For those of you who aren't up on your French history, Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #9

    Is it live or is It Memorex? Oh, never Mind: It's Lync Server. Many years ago, back before the dawn of recorded history, the Memorex corporation aired one of television's most-memorable commercials. In the commercial, you heard Ella Fitzgerald's voice, then you saw a wineglass shatter. And...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #98

    Elves are useless. Try The UserReplicator Cmdlets instead. You'll have to forgive the author of today's haiku for being a bit excited and distracted this morning: after all, later on today he gets to attend his first ELF meeting! Now, before you get too excited and distracted, the author...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #49

    You have been chosen; Prepare to meet the future. LegacyUser. As you might recall, at the end of the classic movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind , the hero (Richard Dreyfuss) gets invited to join the aliens on their mother ship and go – well, the movie never does explain where...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #133

    But there is no joy In Mudville : where are the A V Edge cmdlets? Last night the author of today's haiku and his son went to watch the Seattle Mariners take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Who still retain their title of "team with the dumbest name in all of sports.") Are we going...