Haiku #79

Read label before Using: the CS AD Domain cmdlets.   Last night the author of today’s haiku faced a crisis: he turned on the TV, and couldn’t find a basketball game to save his soul! (Yes, there was an NBA game on, but he wanted to watch real basketball.) Faced with the prospect of having…

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Not Like the Others: Challenge 11 Hint

Once again we’re not convinced that anybody actually needs a hint: even though this week’s challenge was a bit trickier than last week’s, everyone who has submitted an answer thus far seems to be doing OK with it. On the other hand, today is Hint Day, and we’d hate to spoil all the fun for…

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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 star, Roger Clemmons, will go on…

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Haiku #77

Gone phishin’? Not if You used the CSIM Filter cmdlets.   We don’t mean to alarm anyone, but the Internet isn’t always a friendly place. We know, we know, but trust us: it’s true. Most of us tend to think of the Internet as a happy place, a place where we all going skipping merrily…

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Haiku #76

The bare essentials: Food, water, clothing, and the LisPort cmdlets.   Recently, the author of today’s haiku has been reading the book Collapse by Jared Diamond, a book that tries to explain why civilizations that were once vibrant and thriving – like the Anasazi Indians in the American southwest, or the Mayan culture in Mexico…

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One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 10: Answer

You know, the mark of a truly great Lync Server PowerShell challenge is this: everyone who submits an answer gets it right, but everyone who submits an answer also has a different reason for why that’s the right answer.   Note. Doesn’t that sound like a really mediocre sort of challenge? Well, maybe. On the…

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One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 11

One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 11   Here’s a quick question for you: what are the nine sweetest words in the English language? As you probably guessed – what’s that? Well, now that you mention it, those nine words are pretty sweet, aren’t they? Definitely better than the nine words…

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Haiku #75

Need a Lync Server Reset button? Try CS Configuration.   Before we do anything else, we’d like to offer everyone an apology for yesterday’s haiku. Apparently some unscrupulous hackers managed to breach security and leave weird, incomprehensible notes like this one, notes that suggest that the author of yesterday’s haiku (who is also the author…

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Customer Question and Answer

Several weeks ago the Lync Server PowerShell blog authors presented an instructor-led lab to some of our internal Microsoft customers at the TechReady 12 conference. It turned out that people had quite a few questions about the lab we were walking them through. It occurred to us that many people who are doing this for…

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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 Jean and the author of today’s…

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