Haiku #16

Two is company, Nine hundred three is a crowd. User Services.   Ah, contacts: you can’t live with ’em, and you can’t live without ’em. The truth is, without contacts, Microsoft Lync 2010 wouldn’t be all that much fun: if you couldn’t quickly and easily send instant messages to people, if you couldn’t quickly and…


Collect Logs in Microsoft Lync

When we first started the Lync Server PowerShell blog, our plan was for the blog to provide people with all the cool insider information that they couldn’t get anywhere else. And that was a pretty good plan, except for one thing: we didn’t actually have any cool insider information. And so we started writing Lync…

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Haiku #15

I see phones. They see Phones. We see phones. UC phone Configuration.   When he was a young boy growing up in the wilds of eastern Washington, one of the authors had a dream: a dream to someday grow up and become a haiku writer. Audacious and presumptuous? Perhaps, especially in the conservative, somewhat-primitive part…


Haiku #14

A voice cries out in The wilderness – oh, wait, she’s In Room 42.   There are definitely a lot of advantages to the Voice over IP (VoIP) technology, the technology that enables people to make phone calls over the Internet instead of using the old-fashioned public switched telephone network. (You know, the PSTN network,…


Yes, No … Suspend?

One of the nice things about Lync Server PowerShell is that the software is always looking out for you and your best interests. For example, suppose you’ve created a dial plan named RedmondDialPlan and you’ve assigned that dial plan to a bunch of users. Later on down the road, you try running this command:  …

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When is a Boolean Not a Boolean?

If you’ve ever read Alice in Wonderland, you might recall the famous riddle posed by the Mad Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” And that — hmmm, that is an interesting question, isn’t it? Why is a raven like a writing desk?   Of course, one reason why the riddle has become…

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Make This a Priority

Whether we realize it or not, we prioritize just about everything we do throughout the day. It starts when we wake up in the morning: Do I sleep a little longer or do I get up so I can get to work on time? (That’s probably the toughest one right there.) When we get to…


Enable Users from an Excel File

You might find this hard to believe, but there have been times when people have actually criticized Microsoft software. It’s true: not every product that we’ve released has been universally acclaimed as the greatest software product ever released. But that’s the nature of the software business: sometimes you have a smash hit, and sometimes you…

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Haiku #13

I’m like, OMG, IMHO, it’s awesome. P2PAV.   One of the authors of the daily Lync Server PowerShell haiku has a son who’s currently in college. (University of Idaho; go Vandals!) Like most kids his age, he prefers to communicate via text messaging. Consequently, his father gets a lot of texts that look like this:…


Haiku #12

The phone rings. We sit In silence. The round robin Bids us to answer.   Many years ago, one of the authors was a sportswriter for the Tri-City Herald, a regional newspaper located in Kennewick, WA (“Home of desert sun and water fun!”). No doubt you’re thinking, “Wow, a sportswriter: that must have been a…