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  • 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: List All the Users Who Use a Specific Gateway

    Back here at the Windows PowerShell cave on the Microsoft campus we’ve set up an internal SharePoint site where people can make suggestions for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 scripts they’d like someone to write. Note . In case you’re wondering, the Windows PowerShell cave is an exact...
  • 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: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Incoming Call Handling Features

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Configure Phone Number Extensions for Parking Calls Create a Call Park Orbit Range To create a new range of numbers for parking calls To create a new Call Park orbit range...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #109

    Wednesday? Thursday? Who Cares? It's always a good day With Test Voice User. Well, it's Thursday – again. We say that not because we had another Thursday just a week ago; instead, we say that because, yesterday morning, both of the people who run the Lync Server PowerShell blog thought...
  • Blog Post: Grant Dial Plans and Voice Policies to Multiple Users

    Submitted by Scott Stubberfield and Nick Smith, Microsoft In order to take advantage of Enterprise Voice (Microsoft’s implementation of Voice over IP) users need, among other things, to be assigned a dial plan and a voice policy. Dial plans and voice policies can easily be assigned to individual...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #192

    Seahawk football? Thanks. But we'll just play with voice route Cmdlets instead. Well, autumn officially arrived in the Pacific Northwest this past weekend. How do we know that? Well, for one thing, the weekend was cold and damp, which is – well, never mind; come to think of it, it's...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough: Enabling a User for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise Voice

    Walkthrough Enabling a User for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise Voice: A Comprehensive Lync Server Walkthrough Well, it’s your first day at your new job: Lync Server administrator for Litware, Inc. You’re pretty excited about your new position, and...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #165

    Break glass in case of A haiku emergency. Import announcements. OK, so, originally we planned to have a really exciting and interesting haiku for you today. (Hey, who said, "Well, that would be a nice change"?) Like we said, we planned to have a really exciting and interesting haiku for you...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #92

    They have 8 million Dollars for me. Will my dial Plan let me call them? Yesterday afternoon, the author of today's haiku got an email telling him that there was $8 million sitting in the Central Bank of Nigeria, just waiting to be transferred to him. And yes, he knows: that sounds like a...
  • Blog Post: Set the Forward To Number in Lync Server

    How can I set the actual number that calls are forwarded to? Well, unfortunately, you can't. We wish you could , because we get asked this question all the time. But you can't. Sorry. If you're wondering what we're talking about (something that happens quite a bit, now that we think...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #172

    The sky rumbles and Roars. We should talk about voice Normalization. Well, it looks like another nice day here in Park City: there are a few clouds in the sky, but the sun is shining and the temperature is expected to creep very close to – if not vault right over – the 80-degree...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #36

    All cmdlets are Equal. We agree. Except For voice policies. Today's literary allusion (and, really, how could anyone write an article about Microsoft Lync Server PowerShell without having at least one literary allusion?) comes from George Orwell's classic satire Animal Farm . In Animal Farm...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #180

    There are known knowns and There are unknown knowns. Like, say, Media bypass. You know what's the worst thing about writing a daily haiku on Lync Server PowerShell? Well, OK, the second worst thing: obviously the worst thing is having to get up early and actually do some work every single...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #160

    The sky is sprinkling, The donuts aren’t. But our voice Config seems to work You may have already guessed by reading that haiku that the haiku writer is a little off today. The reason is that this writer was presented with a box of donuts this morning. Now, that’s normally a very...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #105

    Wealth and happiness Are within your grasp. Thank you, Call Park cmdlets. Dear friend. Two months ago, I hit rock bottom: my health was poor, I was out of work, and I was $50,000 in debt. And then I received an email that changed my life. This email told me that if I ran each of the CsCpsConfiguration...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory Phone Numbers and Line URIs: Together at Last!

    If you were to tunnel deep enough under the Microsoft campus (note: please don't tunnel under the Microsoft campus, or at least don't tell anyone we suggested it), you would eventually run into the concrete bunker that serves as the Lync PowerShell Fortress of Solitude. Note . You'll also find...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #130

    Cmdlets for route Configuration? You can Use them to … uh … um … Happy Monday, everyone! We're pretty excited and pretty jazzed up this morning, because this has the makings of an absolutely great week! Why do we say that? Well, here are just a few reasons: ·...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough Lite: Enabling a User for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise Voice

    Walkthrough Lite Enabling a User for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise Voice: A “Barebones” Lync Server Walkthrough The following “barebones” walkthrough shows you how you can use Windows PowerShell to enable a user for both Microsoft Lync Server...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #78

    I now pronounce you Voice policy and voice route. Thank you, phone usage. If you glance at the sports page these days, you'll see that former baseball superstar Barry Bonds is currently on trial for allegedly lying to the government as part of a steroids investigation; another ex-baseball...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #35

    Can you hear me now? Oh. Can you hear me now ? Oh. Well, OK, can you -- We're going to let you in on a little secret here: sometimes (just sometimes, mind you) setting up and maintaining Enterprise Voice, Microsoft's implementation of the Voice over IP (VoIP) technology, can be a tad bit...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #186

    Don't play with matches. Oh, and don't use CS Voice Configuration. As it turns out, today is definitely not a good day for the author of today's haiku. (Would it qualify as a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day ? It just might.) So what's so bad about today? Well, today is the...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Voice Routing

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Configuring Dial Plans and Normalization Rules Create a Dial Plan To create a dial plan To create a new dial plan, use the New-CsDialPlan cmdlet: New-CsDialPlan...