• Blog Post: Announcing the release of the Lync Pre-call Diagnostic Tool for Windows 8

    The Lync PreCall Diagnostic Tool (PCD) is a client-based application that allows you to see how the current state of your network might impact the audio quality in an upcoming Enterprise Voice call. The PCD tool was originally released for Office Communications Server 2007. This is a new version of the...
  • 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 #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: Announcing ... Unassigned Numbers

    A Snippets from the Shell article by Christopher Wallick, BT This week we’ll continue our exciting look at those cmdlets that have to do with the Enterprise Voice workload in general, this time focusing on the “CS Announcement Service” in particular. There are some similarities...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #61

    R & D; B & B; D & D; L & I; CS Q & A. Some things just seem to belong together. (If you've ever had chocolate truffle cake with raspberry sauce then you know exactly what we're talking about.) As it turns out, that's as true for letters of the alphabet as it is for desserts...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #62

    What is the meaning Of life? Please say "French" to hear The answer in French. Today's haiku is all about the big questions in life. You know, questions like, "Why are we here?" "Is there life after death?" "What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?" Those big questions that have...
  • Blog Post: Determine Whether or Not a Number has Been Assigned to a Call Park Orbit

    When you work at Microsoft you often find yourself involved in truly fascinating discussions. For example, just the other day a couple of us were sitting around talking about the call park service when someone posed this question: does the Get-CsCallParkOrbit cmdlet provide an easy way for you to determine...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #65

    Warning: It might not Rain today. Stay calm and test All your outbound calls. Just a few minutes ago the author of today's Lync Server PowerShell haiku checked the weather report. (Which, admittedly, is a silly thing to do when you live in the Seattle area. But he did it anyway.) When he...
  • 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...