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  • Blog Post: Today is Bonus Haiku Day!

    We know you all read the Daily Haiku here on the Lync Server PowerShell blog every single day. But do you ever think “You know, that haiku is so good, I wish there were two every day”? If so, unlike the author of the daily haiku, today is your lucky day. Today is Bonus Lync Server PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: News: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell

    You don't have to be working on your server machine to manage Microsoft Lync Server 2010 with PowerShell, all you really need is Windows PowerShell 2.0 and this Quick Start guide: Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell . This guide will take you through, step-by-step...
  • Blog Post: New Article: Active Directory Phone Numbers and Line URIs: Together at Last!

    You asked for it, you got it. (Well, maybe you didn't ask for it, but somebody did.) Here you are with Acitive Directory full of users who have phone numbers, but who don't have Line URIs. How in the world do you convert those phone numbers to valid Line URIs and assign them to the users? Well, it's...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 PowerShell: Two New Articles

    How to Find That Setting Our first (of many, we hope!) tip from Edwin Young, lead developer for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 PowerShell. Having played a major role in the design and implementation of the LynServer PowerShell implementation, Edwin knows just how extensive it is. In this article, "How...
  • Blog Post: New Haiku (Cmdlet-a-Day) Archive

    If you’ve been following this blog at all you’ve probably seen the Haiku of the Day . Or you’ve at least heard of it – whether or not you’ve actually taken a look at it is another matter. And, what you may or may not be aware of, is that the Haiku of the Day is much more...
  • Blog Post: New Article: Combine Output with Add-Member

    If you've been using Windows PowerShell for a while, at least two or three days, you've probably stumbled across an interesting situation. Okay, you've probably stumbled across many interesting situations, but the one in particular we're talking about has to do with the output you get back when you run...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2010: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Manageability

    If you're at TechEd in New Orleans, you won't want to miss this one. Cezar Ungureanasu, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (formerly known as Microsoft Communications Server "14") PowerShell, is giving a breakout session on manageability. In other words, he'll be talking about - and...
  • Blog Post: Daily Lync Server PowerShell Haikus

    Looking for something new to start your day? Each morning, sit down with a cup of coffee (orange juice, tea, or other beverage will also work), and take a look at the daily Lync Server PowerShell haiku. Not only will you see that it actually is possible to write a haiku about Lync Server PowerShell,...
  • Blog Post: New Script: Retrieve Lync Connection Information

    Quite a while ago we published a script we received from Nick Smith and Scott Stubberfield that lists connections to registrar pools . (And more recently we published updates to that script, one for direct connections and one for remote access .) One of the nicest things about Windows PowerShell is that...
  • Blog Post: New Article: Enable Collect Logs in Microsoft Lync

    So you have all your users happily running Microsoft Lync 2010. Well, mostly happily. Every once in a while, not too often of course, users find that maybe they experience a little bit of difficulty with calls through Lync. Difficulties like dropped calls, audio or video quality issues, and so on. Fortunately...
  • Blog Post: New Article: 21 Myths, Legends, and Superstitions About Client Policies Debunked!

    There have been a lot of myths, legends, and superstitions throughout the world passed down through generations, from father to son, mother to daughter, Internet user to Internet user…. For example, you may have heard that chicken soup cures the common cold, a rabbit’s foot is good luck...
  • Blog Post: The Deleteomatic

    It slices, it dices, it purees, it…well, no, it doesn’t actually do any of those things. What it does is delete, and what it is is the Lync Server Deleteomatic. We’ve create a graphical user interface with PowerShell that you can use to delete objects, such as policies and configuration...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Cmdlet Mind Maps

    Here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog, we’ve been providing you with as much information as we can on using the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that ship with Microsoft Lync Server. We have a full all-in-one list of cmdlet descriptions ; we have a section where we’ve mapped the UI to the cmdlets...
  • Blog Post: Monday at the Lync Server PowerShell blog

    In case you haven't stopped by to visit us here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog lately, we just wanted to let you know that we're usually pretty busy Monday mornings. For example, here’s how things went this morning: The Lync Server PowerShell blog writers got into work bright and early...
  • Blog Post: Customer Question and Answer

    Several weeks ago the Lync Server PowerShell blog authors presented an instructor-led lab to some of our internal Microsoft customers at the TechReady 12 conference. It turned out that people had quite a few questions about the lab we were walking them through. It occurred to us that many people who...
  • Blog Post: News: Call Park Orbit Script

    A new script has been added to the Lync Server PowerShell Scripts repository. This new script, cleverly titled Determine Whether or Not a Number has Been Assigned to a Call Park Orbit , will accept a number as input and will determine whether that number is within the range of any call park orbits defined...
  • Blog Post: New Snippets from the Shell

    We updated the Headlines on the Lync Server PowerShell Blog Home Page today. (True, this is something we should do more often. But, if you’ve read about this being an Un-Blog , you understand why we haven’t been doing this as much as we’d like.) But while we were off not updating...
  • Blog Post: 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 morning she decided she’d got all the grouchiness...
  • Blog Post: News: Voice Migration, Updates to PowerShell Migration, Remoting

    This has been a busy week so far here on the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 PowerShell blog. Today we have some new content, some updates, and some content we want to make sure you saw. Migrating Voice Configuration from Communications Server "14" Beta to Beta Refresh. This isn't the offical migration...
  • Blog Post: Download the Lync Server Admin Guide PowerShell Supplement

    Some of the writers on the Lync PowerShell blog have been accused at times of not being very good listeners. And when we say “some” of the writers we mean one of the writers has been accused of that – mostly by the other writer. But today we both decided to listen. Not to each other...
  • Blog Post: New Name: Introducing Windows PowerShell for Microsoft Lync Server 2010

    The product formerly known as Microsoft Communications Server "14" is now and forever to be known as Microsoft Lync Server 2010. And, more importantly, the Communications Server "14" PowerShell blog is now the Lync Server 2010 PowerShell blog. Same great blog, same great location, even more great content...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server PowerShell July 2011 Wrap-Up

    Well, it’s now been a little over a year since we launched this blog on June 7, 2010. Since that time we’ve released the complete help for all 500+ cmdlets, conducted a PowerShell Challenge that lasted for 20 weeks, and – since November, when Lync Server 2010 was released – we’ve...
  • Blog Post: Time is Up for Lync Server PowerShell Challenge 1

    But Challenge 2 has just begun! Thanks to everyone for your entries, and your great responses. Your scores are posted here . Keep the entries coming, and keep building your score. What's that? You want to know what the answer was to Challenge 1? Well, thanks to everyone who entered we discovered...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server PowerShell Cmdlet List Updated

    Several months ago, before Lync Server 2010 was even released, we put up a list of cmdlets along with a short description of each. Well, we finally got around to updating that cmdlet list . Hey, give us a break. Do you really expect us to run a Lync Server PowerShell Challenge and update cmdlets?...
  • Blog Post: New Article: Make This a Priority

    As an administrator of Lync Server, you probably know all about priorities. What you might not know about is how easily you can set priorities with Lync Server PowerShell. Many of the cmdlets have a Priority parameter, which allows you to set priorities for things like which normalization rule will take...