Adding SCOM Management Groups to Agents Using Powershell

I’ve been buried in automation recently, which has thrown up more than the odd technical challenge along the way. One which I found surprising was the lack of a PowerShell script for adding management groups to SCOM agents… There was a VB Script available but I decided it was time to get with the program, the …

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I’m working from home… I get more done!

I still remember the first time I ever worked from home, a joyous glee passed over a 19 year old me. It was a feeling much akin to having taken a days annual leave. This initial experience of working outside of the usual environment, dressing gown and suitably loud teenage-angst-ridden music both present, achieved very …

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Microsoft Premier Support for Lync Partners – PSLP

Microsoft Premiere Support for Lync Partners represents a change in the support model for Lync Enterprise Voice features. Registered partners are required to undergo additional training, certification and to have the necessary systems and processes in place to provide a “Premier” level of support to customers. Let’s be honest here, this is not a box …

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Microsoft Tech.Days Building a Private Cloud Camp! – Bristol

Things have been busy for me over the last few weeks but I wanted to take the time to post about the Microsoft Private Cloud Camp I attended in Bristol last week. If you have never attended a Microsoft Tech-Day before you are seriously missing out! With the cloud becoming a pivotal part of any …

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The Lync “To-Do” Checklist

This is a repost from Tim Harrington’s excellent Blog @ http://howdouc.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/lync-to-do-checklist.html I’ve added a couple of notes, enjoy 😉 Have you ever asked yourself…? I have published the Lync Topology, now what? When is it required to re-run Step 2 (Install role components from the Deployment Wizard) on my servers? Have any of the changes …

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Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 – Released

Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of SP2 RU1. See KB2661854: Description of Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 for more details. Note: Some …

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Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 – Released

Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of SP3 RU6. See KB2655203: Description of Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 for more details. Note: Some …

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PowerShell v3 – The Script Editors Choice or is it?

Musing over a well-earned break today with friend, college and, all round Exchange guru Will Rawlings the topic of Windows 8 was brought to the forefront. Will was telling me about how after acclimatising to the shock of the tiled interface he dug a little deeper and got his hands dirty with PowerShell v3. There …

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Profiles for Lync – Manage Multiple Lync Profiles with Ease

For those of us developing and managing multiple Lync environments changing between various test profiles can become frustrating. I wanted to make this easier but it turns out I was beaten to the punch by Profile for Lync! “Profiles for Lync” is a small Windows application that manages, and allows you to switch between, multiple …

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