How To: Create a GUI Application with PowerShell

  If you want to see an example of a GUI application created in Windows PowerShell, take a look at the Lync Server Deleteomatic. If you want to learn how to use PowerShell to create your own Deleteomatic, or any other type of GUI application, read this article. We’ll take you through step-by-step.   This…


The Deleteomatic

  It slices, it dices, it purees, it…well, no, it doesn’t actually do any of those things. What it does is delete, and what it is is the Lync Server Deleteomatic. We’ve create a graphical user interface with PowerShell that you can use to delete objects, such as policies and configuration settings, from Lync Server….


Interested in Working for the Lync Server Team?

OK, so if you could have your absolute dream job, what would it be?   Wow, that really would be a great job, wouldn’t it? Listen, if you decide not to apply for that, could you let us know? Thanks!   Let’s rephrase our original question: if you couldn’t get your absolute dream job then…


Download the Lync Server Admin Guide PowerShell Supplement

Some of the writers on the Lync PowerShell blog have been accused at times of not being very good listeners. And when we say “some” of the writers we mean one of the writers has been accused of that – mostly by the other writer. But today we both decided to listen. Not to each…


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…


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…


NEW: More Fun with the Lync SDK

  So far we’ve written a couple of articles on using the Lync 2010 SDK to write scripts that will retrieve your list of contacts and will send an instant message. Initially we weren’t sure how many people would try out these scripts, but as it turns out they’ve been pretty popular. (By “popular” we…


NEW: An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings

  Based on numerous (you know, like two or three) questions we’ve received over the past few months, there seems to be a little confusion around conferencing policies. Why does this policy apply in this case but not in this other case? What’s the difference between a per-organizer setting and a per-user setting? What is…


A Brief History of Scripting

  You’ve been reading the Lync Server PowerShell blog for about a year now and have been wondering who in the world these people are and how they know so much about scripting with PowerShell. (Hey, it’s possible that someone has been wondering that.)   Or, you just stumbled upon this blog today and don’t…


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 introduced you to…