Monday, August 19, 2013

Windows PowerShell module for Lync Online


If you are an IT Professional then you really need to be looking at PowerShell. Even for products like Office 365, PowerShell is the premier method of configuring and automating your work with the product.
Until recently the only PowerShell commands that were available for Office 365 was basically user and Exchange commands. That changed a short while ago with the addition of the PowerShell Module for SharePoint Online and Microsoft has just released the PowerShell module for Lync Online which you can find here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39366
I would expect that all PowerShell modules for online components in Office 365 will increase in functionality over time, so make sure you check regularly for updates. Also, make sure that you spend some time at least learning the basics of PowerShell if you plan to manage these systems. I will plug my own book – Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365 as a great place to start when it comes to PowerShell and Office 365.