• Blog Post: Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported in Lync hybrid deployments

    We received a lot of questions about, and requests for, support for Lync 2010 Windows desktop client in a Lync hybrid deployment. After a round of testing, we are happy to announce that the Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported for Lync users in a hybrid deployment, including users...
  • Blog Post: Managing Large and Structured Meetings with Lync 2010 whitepaper now available for download

    Abstract Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and the Microsoft Lync 2010 desktop client are very capable collaboration tools easily handling meetings between several online parties. Microsoft Lync 2010 is also able to handle larger meetings. However, to hold a successful larger meeting one will need to adopt...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server 2010 PowerShell: The Un-Blog

    In 1929, the Howdy Corporation created a soft drink that they named Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda. In spite of its name, the drink became incredibly popular, and eventually turned into what we know today as 7UP. In 1967, the Howdy Corporation, with the new name The Seven-Up Company, dubbed their...
  • Blog Post: News: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Response Group Service Fails After Applying July 2010 Cumulative Updates

    Due to recent discoveries in the July 2010 Cumulative Update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 , it is necessary to remove this update from the download site until it can be patched. The primary concern is an issue with the Response Group Service. When the cumulative update is applied, changes...
  • Blog Post: April Wrap-Up…and Haiku #100

    The old saying is “March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb.” Well, that’s one ferocious lamb because April has been roaring away here in Redmond. Another saying is “April showers bring May flowers.” If that one’s true you’ll be able to spot the Seattle...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Special Characters

    There are some pretty special characters around here, one of whom is Edwin Young. Edwin doesn't like a lot of fanfare, so we won't mention that he's the lead developer and one of the chief designers of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 PowerShell. What we will mention is that Edwin has written about some other...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server PowerShell September 2011 Wrap-Up

    For those of you who were following our Haiku of the Day, you know that the haiku writer spent a month hiking and biking around Park City, Utah. Now that he’s back, he has absolutely nothing to say and so has stopped writing the daily haiku. Okay, that’s not entirely true. He did stop...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server PowerShell August 2011 Wrap-Up

    A long time ago, in a job far, far away, we used to send out a monthly newsletter to our subscribers that recapped what we’d done on our web site for the month and sometimes even provided a look ahead at what was coming. But, with progress comes change, and progress in this case means we can no...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell 2.0 Reference

    You’ve probably all heard the phrase “you need to learn to walk before you can run.” While there are plenty of young children who get up and simply start rushing forward and crashing into everything, most people (and most especially the parents of the crashing children), would agree...
  • Blog Post: The Mystery of Get-CsUser and Get-CsAdUser

    Desmond Lee has come out with a great article on his blog to complement our article on Properties Returned By Get-CsUser and Get-CsAdUser . In his article, Desmond talks about his quest for users in Active Directory who have not yet been enabled for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (formerly known as Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Lync PowerShell Blog News of the Week

    It’s cold and flu season here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog. In the middle of fever, aches, sore throat, cough, and all that unpleasantness, we did still manage to get several new articles and scripts out in the past week or so. (With a little help from some people who don’t have the...
  • 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: PowerShell Special Characters, Part 2

    In Part 1 of our two-part series on working with special characters in PowerShell, we explored some of the helpful little features of PowerShell that just might cause a tiny bit of confusion here and there.; things like reserved characters and interpolation. If you haven't read it yet, you might want...
  • 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: DrRez Blog Bids Farewell

    The DrRez blog, community channel for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit and Lync Server 2010 technical reference articles is retiring. All articles currently posted to the DrRez blog will migrate to NextHop in April 2013. Lync Server 2013 technical reference content will be available later...
  • Blog Post: Hot Off the Press: Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Unleashed

    It’s not every day that four highly regarded Lync consultants pool their expertise to provide in-the-trenches guidance for all aspects of Lync planning, integration, deployment, and administration. But that day has arrived with the release of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Unleashed, by primary authors...