Listing All the Values in a Multi-Valued Property

So you’re interested in taking a peek at the global file transfer filter configuration settings used in your organization; to be a little more specific, you’d like to see all the file types (as determined by file extension) that users are not allowed to transfer to one another using Microsoft Lync. As it turns out,…

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Setting Property Values

If you’ve worked with Windows PowerShell in the past then you may have gotten used to changing a property value for an object by using commands like these: $x = Get-ChildItem C:ScriptsTest.ps1$x.IsReadOnly = $True What happens when you run a couple of commands like this? That’s easy: first you create an object reference (a variable…

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Scopes and Filters

Scopes and Filters   Suppose you’re a typical English-speaking American and you get the opportunity to live and work in Rome for a year. Could you survive without learning to speak Italian? Maybe. Would you be better off if you took a little time to sit down and learn some Italian? Definitely. When in Rome,…

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Listing the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Cmdlets

Here’s a question for you: how can you list just the Microsoft Lync Server cmdlets? That’s actually a pretty good question. After all, Windows PowerShell ships with some 270+ cmdlets and functions, and then Micro­soft Lync Server adds another 540 or so to the mix. How in the world can you identify which cmdlets are…

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Getting Help for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Cmdlets

  Early on in the development of the Microsoft Lync Server implementation of Windows PowerShell, everyone was talking about a “whopping” total of 300 cmdlets, tops, and the help writers confidently assured everyone that all the cmdlets would be documented by pre-beta. And then the product started to grow. And change. And then grow and…

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All About Identities

  Some time ago one of the authors had to go through the always-enjoyable experience of getting cable television hooked up to her new house. This involved disconnecting the cable from her old residence and then setting up a connection at the new house. Before the cable company could do any of this the service…

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New PIC Licensing and released XMPP Gateway

Author: Publication date: October 2009 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 We are excited to announce changes to the Office Communications Server Public IM Connectivity (PIC) license that provides instant messaging and presence federation to the Windows Live, AOL and Yahoo! public IM networks. Starting October 1, 2009, the following licensing changes will be made: A…

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Updated – PowerShell Script for Retrieving IM from Archiving Database

Author: Nick Smith Publication date: Setember 2009 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Following the release of Office Communications Server 2007 Sasa Juratovic posted a PowerShell script  to retrieve user IM conversations form the archiving database.  (http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2008/01/14/69.aspx) With the release of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 there were changes in the archiving database schema allowing the…

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Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition (OCPE) call logs: 401 http errors

Author: Thomas Binder Publication date: September 2009 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 As we all know, in the world of computers we have a binary system. Either something works (1) or it does not (0). And as all of us really know, there is another state, that we all loath, “works sometimes” (1.5). Recently I…

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No Missed Call Notification for RGS Calls

Author: Stéphane Cavin Publication date: August 2009 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 When a user is an agent of a Response Group, he will receives voice calls via the Response Group Service. Because calls are not originally targeted at this user in particular, no missed call notification will be generated. This behavior has been designed…

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