Use RegEx in Word to Mask IP Addresses

Some of my customers get a bit touchy about IP addresses leaving their corporate environment, so they need to be removed before any documents see the outside world. I’ve already added this as a feature in my script that turns a Sonus gateway backup into a DOCX and PDF. Occasionally I need to send a …

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From Telecom Apprentice to Lync MVP in 30 Short Years

January 2014 has been quite a significant month here. Forgive me for getting all nostalgic for the “good old days” and reminiscing a bit – it’s not without due cause. Thirty years ago this month, fresh out of school and barely a man (I’d only just turned 18), I joined what was Telecom Australia (nee …

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System Center Advisor – pt3

In my previous two posts I introduced System Center Advisor, created an online account and installed the on-site Gateway application (HERE), and then installed the monitoring Agent and configured it to monitor Lync (HERE). In this final post I show you the payoff – the details of my deployment in the System Center Advisor “Dashboard”, …

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New Sydney Telephone Prefix – “02 79…”

ACMA has today mailed the industry to point out that last year they issued numbers in the “02 79xx xxxx” range to several carriers, and that lucky customers with the new prefixes are complaining they can’t be called. Clearly there are plenty of PABXs (and perhaps the odd Lync or OCS installation) that don’t cater …

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Review: Espera Reporter – Historical Reporting for the Lync Response Group

Lync’s Response Group (herein “RGS”) is a great entry-level hunt group and small queue / contact centre application. Out of the box (and included free with every Lync!) is lots of functionality that you can turn on and off on a per queue – or in Lync parlance, “workflow” – basis, including time-of-day, day-of-week & …

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Event Logging in Exchange 2007

Exchange 2010 has gotten us used to the easy life. An inbuilt certificate request wizard and easy GUI-based management of logging levels… Bliss. If you then find yourself needing to elevate your logging on an Exchange 2007 box you might be a little lost. This commandlet will confirm the current logging level of the Exchange …

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