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Back to the Basics Part 1: Learn About the PowerShell Pipeline

Summary: Guest blogger and Microsoft PFE, Gary Siepser, talks about the basics of the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This week we have a series of five posts that are written by PFE Gary Siepser as we head back to the basics with the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Gary Siepser here (@PowerShellPFE). For...

Weekend Scripter: Basic Lync Server 2013 Backup and Restore—Part 2

Summary: Use native automation and Windows PowerShell cmdlets to back up Lync Server 2013. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here to finish up my crazy weekend fun automating Lync backup. So we've already gone through probably the trickiest part, which is getting the bulk of the Lync server infrastructure backed up. To read about that, ...

PowerTip: Export Lync Topology with PowerShell

Summary: Use the Lync cmdlets to obtain a copy of the Lync topology.  Instead of going through the GUI wizard, can I use Windows PowerShell to schedule a fresh copy           of my Lync topology as a regular nightly task so I can compare deltas?  Run the following Windows PowerShell cmdlet to create a file ...

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