• Blog Post: Haiku # 32

    That picture makes me Look fat. Thank goodness for the Privacy settings. Remember privacy? If you don't, well, we forgive you: after all, privacy seems to have fallen completely out of style these days. And yet, believe it or not, there was a time when people didn't feel compelled to share...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #144

    It's almost July Fourth, and that means fireworks and CS server apps! Today is July 1 st , which, at first glance, might not seem all that exciting to you. However, if you do the math, and you do the math correctly, you'll realize that Monday is July 4 th , a national holiday in the US of...
  • 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 #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 #162

    The next best thing to Getting a haircut: Trusted Application pools. Well, the author of today's haiku is back from his one-day journey to the TechReady conference . His overall impressions of the conference? Well, the mini-cannoli were surprisingly good, but the pasta salad in balsamic vinaigrette...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #157

    Shall I compare thee To almost one summer's day? Test federation. Well, it's July 21 st , it's 57 degrees outside, and it's raining – again. But we have good news for everyone: despite all that, the author of today's haiku is not going to waste your time complaining about the weather...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #173

    Heart-pounding thrills and Excitement. Must be time for Simple URLs. Yesterday afternoon the author of today's haiku (and his wife) took a trip to the Utah Olympic Park. Was it the most exciting time he ever had in his entire life? Probably not. Still, it was interesting. For example, he...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #161

    Do you trust that Web Server? Of course; it has a Trusted CA cert. What? The Lync Server what of the day? Haiku?!? What in the world are you – Oh, right: the Lync Server PowerShell haiku of the day. You'll have to forgive the author of today's haiku: he's a bit out of it today...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #104

    My PSOM Data port? There's no way to Change that port! Unless .... Hey, everyone: happy Cinco de Mayo. As you may or may not know, May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that marks the Mexican army's stunning defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #164

    Today's haiku writes Itself: Import Legacy Configuration. Good news, everyone: today we're not going to complain about the weather , we're not going to complain about the Seattle Mariners (really, what's the point?), and we're not going to complain about missing out on National Doughnut Day...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #63

    Is that the phone? Should I answer? No, let the call Action handle it. Historically, the third part of a three-part series hasn't always been well-received; for example, one critic remarked that the movie Godfather III was "An epic without epic scope, a muted, strained, unnatural affair that...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #60

    The blank sheet beckons But no words come. Hmm, maybe ClientPinInfo? It's obviously Friday, because for the past 10 minutes or so the author of today's haiku has just been sitting at his desk, half-staring at a computer screen that doesn't actually include a haiku. It's been a long week....
  • Blog Post: Haiku #166

    Take me out to the Ball game? No, thank you: I've got Civic addresses. In case any of you were wondering whether or not life is fair, here's your answer: life is not fair. How do we know that life isn't fair? Well, many years ago – hey, we said "many," not "many, many " –...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #131

    The Application Endpoint cmdlets: like black Caviar for Lync. Many of you out there probably think that the author of today's haiku writes Lync Server PowerShell haikus for a living simply because no one would ever offer him a real job. Well, here's a little something for you naysayers to...
  • 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: Haiku #106

    A star is born: Keep Lync and AD in synch with Update database. Hey, everyone, and please accept our apologies for being so late with today's haiku. Remember the old ad slogan "A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine?" Well, here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog we like...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #69

    When Irish eyes are Smiling, they must be using CsPhoneBootstrap. Sure and begorah, 'tis March 17 th , St. Patrick's Day, a traditional Irish holiday also celebrated in other countries (such as the good old US of A). Top of the morning to you! Note . In case you're wondering, the...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #97

    The topology Cmdlets: When your actions Need to be active. The author of today's Lync Server PowerShell haiku learned something new yesterday: he learned that when the military takes up arms these days, they don't go into battle or fight a war or do anything distasteful like that. Instead...
  • 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: Haiku #29

    If there's a meeting And no one can find it, is It a real meeting? There's no doubt that the author of today's haiku has a fondness for Zen koans; he's even used a few of them in a previous article on this site. But, then again, what's not to like about koans and riddles, especially those...
  • 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 #149

    Buy me some peanuts And Crackerjack. Oh, and some CS business hours. Hey, everyone. Before we get started we thought we should note that today's Lync Server PowerShell haiku is being written by Reese McGwire. Now, before you get too excited about that ("Finally! Let's hope this Reese guy...
  • 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 #20

    Can I use your phone? Of course, but it's not my phone – It's everyone's phone. We have to admit that the developers responsible for putting together Microsoft Lync Server 2010 were pretty clever. Why do we say that? Well, for one reason, we get paid to say things like that. More importantly...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #37

    Travel back through the Mists of time, the days of yore, The PSTN. Time travel has long been a staple of science fiction, and the notion even creeps into actual science from time-to-time: for example, many physicists believe that there is nothing inherent in the laws of the universe that...