TechEd Europe 2014

  Last week in barcelona I had to privilege to present a session called In depth Introduction to Service Management Automation! We have a nice room and it was pretty full… the best part about it is that it is recorded! So if you want to check the session see the channel 9 link below!…

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Using Lync Client SDK to Automate Call Testing

  A while ago I did a blog post and it leverage the Lync Client SDK  to do call testing but it was dependant on the users being in your contact list. This is ok to a degree but what if you needed to just provide an input list of sip uri’s that you needed…

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Windows Azure Pack – Scom Management Pack – 404 Errors After Deployment in SCOM Management Console

  Today I needed to deploy the SCOM Management Pack for Windows Azure Pack into my lab environment First I download the bits from here –> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38414 I unpacked it and imported it… I was thinking fantastic! this is really awesome and such an easy install… Here is where the problem began… so after 5…

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Setting your Lync Location based on your Geo IP

  Hi All Continue on with some previous posts around playing with Lync Client API   Here is a simple on setting your location based on the Geo IP you are at.. First we have created a function we can call easily, we query a GEO IP website and accept the XML request If we…

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Deploying SCVMM Service Template Failing Error 22695

I was getting this error today after creating a new sql service template. It was slightly bizarre as if you checked the VM properties it had a DVD drive with the vmguest.iso injected and ready but the deployment still failed. I had 2 disks on my first IDE chancel and the DVD and an additional…

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Update your Lync Note with a Quote of the Day – API Powershell

  Following on playing with the API this script is just for fun. I have created a scheduled task that runs daily and updates the quote of the day for my Lync note…. have fun! p.s it requires internet access! Here is the sample code and here is my updated Lync Client     here…

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Lync Automated IM and Audio Call For Testing

REEDIT: Original Credit to http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2011/05/05/sendim.aspx nexthop guys… I add the audio part which is not that hard 😉  Today I want to show you a script that will automate the testing of IM and Audio Calls. Think if you have critical systems that you need to know that the handsets re-registered properly after a system reboot…

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