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  • Lync Server PowerShell September 2011 Wrap-Up

    Summer is over, fall is here. Unless you're in the southern hemisphere, which we're not. But no matter where you are, another month has passed, which can mean only one thing: it's time for the Lync Server PowerShell blog month-end wrap up. This month along with our usual wrap-up stuff we have a quick tip for you on finding the most up-to-date PowerShell help.

  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Disaster Recovery Plan, Part 1

    This two-part article outlines a step-by-step disaster recovery process for a single Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Front End Server. In Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Disaster Recovery Plan, Part 1 , we discuss how to prepare...
  • Lync Protocols and Ports for Windows Phone 7 Application

    The Lync Protocols and Ports app is now available for download from Windows Phone 7 Marketplace . This mobile application helps engineers, IT professionals, and field consultants configure the 15 most common communication points in a Lync environment...
  • Procedures for Performing a Disaster Recovery Failover in Lync Server 2010, Group Chat

    If you use Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat for mission-critical business purposes, as many customers do, you must ensure that your organization can maintain Lync Server 2010, Group Chat communications even when an entire site, including the Microsoft...
  • Haiku #194

    An era comes to an end. And what better way to end than with CsCertificate cmdlets.

  • Lync Server 2010 Documentation Update: September 2011

    Today the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 documentation team released an update to the technical library, which includes updates to existing topics in Supportability, Planning, Migration, and Lync Server Management Shell cmdlets for Windows PowerShell. ...
  • Haiku #193

    Please don't harm any trees while reading this haiku. The haiku writer seems to have done enough damage as it is. Instead, try out the CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlets.

  • Haiku #192

    It's football season here in the U.S., and the Seattle area is feeling the pain. In addition, the world will soon feel the pain of the end of the Lync Server PowerShell daily haikus. On the bright side, you'll have 194 haikus to look back on fondly and revisit whenever you want.

  • Haiku #191

    The haiku writer got up on the wrong side of the traffic jam this morning. But that didn't stop him from expounding on the virtues of the CsClientPolicy cmdlets. Still, it's probably a good thing this haiku was written on a Friday.

  • Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Migration Strategy White Paper

    The Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Migration Strategy white paper is now available from the Microsoft Download Center . This white paper outlines a migration strategy for migrating from Live Communications...
  • Haiku #190

    Today's haiku is a commentary on professional baseball. There's also something in there about Lync Server PowerShell cmdlets and Response Groups. If you have feedback on Response Groups or Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, we'd love to hear it.

  • Haiku #189

    It's not witchcraft, it's just Lync Server trusted applications. No magic involved.

  • Haiku #188

    There are some Lync Server cmdlets that you'll probably never find a need to use, not even on a closed course with a professional driver. Test-CsCertificateConfiguration is one of those cmdlets. Want to know why you'll probably never use it? Read this article.

  • Haiku #187

    Daily hiking, biking, and blue skies are overrated. There's nothing to keep you going like a good haiku. Or a haiku about the Lync Server CsClientVersionPolicyRule cmdlets.