New Blog Home for the GotSpeechGuy
Thu, Jan 26 2012 10:15
Since I blog about varied development tools and software such as Lync, UCMA, PowerShell and Windows Phone I have moved my blog off of GotSpeech.net to a new site. You can now find my blog at GotSpeechGuy.com . I want to thank everyone that has followed...
Lessons Learned: Simple Urls
Mon, Jun 6 2011 12:20
This is another installment in my Lessons Learned series but unlike the previous lessons this one is from a PowerShell scripting project. The goal of the project was to create a web service interface for provisioning Lync and have it front-end the necessary...
Professional Unified Communications Development with Lync Server 2010
Thu, May 19 2011 13:49
I just got my advance copy a few minutes ago via UPS. I already have the Kindle version for a few days and I have been reading that. I've seen parts of the book as the authors were writing it but now I can read it as a whole. I'll be doing a book...
Lessons Learned: impersonating a user
Tue, May 3 2011 6:46
As I mentioned in Lessons Learned: passing parameters to your workflow I'm doing a series of blog posts on things that I learned while working on my latest UCMA IVR project. The app recorded the caller's messsage and also allowed the voice mailbox...
New Unified Communications Blog to Watch
Mon, May 2 2011 9:05
Chris Schindler has started a new blog called unifyingcommunications that is looking very interesting. In the early days of GotSpeech.net Chris was instrumental in getting the word out about this site. Now I am returning the favor and also adding him...
Lessons Learned: passing parameters to your workflow
Fri, Apr 29 2011 6:45
I just came off of a large UCMA 3.0 project writing an IVR app that records a voice mail and also allows you to customize your mailbox greeting. I spent lots of time on the project and learned quite a bit about how UCMA differs from the Speech Server...
New Lync Server 2010 Books
Mon, Apr 4 2011 8:48
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Alex Lewis , Andrew Abbate and Tom Pacyk will be in stock at Amazon on April 6th. I've been conversing with Alex while the book was being written and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I'm a big...
I'm in Redmond next week for the MVP Summit
Fri, Feb 25 2011 6:39
I'll be in Bellevue and Redomd next week for the Microsoft 20111 MVP Summit along with my fellow MVPs. This will be the 5th Summit and I'm looking forward to a great time visiting with my fellow MVPs and the Lync Product Group. My past Summits...
Guest Blog- Future of OCS/Lync in IVR Development
Wed, Feb 9 2011 6:43
My friend Ken Stauffer asked me to d a guest blog post for him. You can read that post over on Stauffer Technologies - http://www.ksac.com/blog/bid/56426/Guest-Blog-Future-of-OCS-Lync-in-IVR-Development?Preview=true I would love to hear your feedback...
Impesonating a user in a UCMA call
Mon, Feb 7 2011 9:31
Recently I was working on an application endpoint that records a Lync audio call. I got that working fine but when a Lync user called another user and the call then got redirected to my application the name in the Communicator window would change to the...
Calling PowerShell from C#
Fri, Jan 7 2011 9:32
Lately I have been on a web service that automates creating AD entities and provisioning Lync. It does this by making back-end calls to a PowerShell script. That was the concept and it works very well. The only problem I had at first was figuring out...
Some Links for the New Year
Wed, Jan 5 2011 8:17
One of my New Year's resolutions is to blog more often as I have been lax lately. My goal is to blog about Speech Server as well as the things that I am working on. This means that I will also be blogging about FreeSWITCH, UCMA, PowerShell and Lync...
Connecting OCS to the rest of the world
Fri, Oct 15 2010 13:26
My friend Ken Stauffer has started a blog series on Connecting OCS to the rest of the world . I've known Ken since the early days of Speech Server and I'm looking forward to reading his blog series. I have used FreeSWITCH to hook Speech Server...
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate (RC)
Mon, Sep 13 2010 8:09
Everyone is probably blogging this so I guess I will too. Maybe I can bear some of the bloggers to it. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=29366ba5-498f-4d21-bc3e-0b4e8ba58fb1 Read More...
The Future of GotSpeech.Net
Wed, Sep 8 2010 13:48
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future of GotSpeech.Net and how it fits in with my career. I’ve knocked around several ideas and I’ve finally come to a decision. The reality is that I am simply not doing as much Speech Server development as...
An Email From Microsoft
Thu, Jul 1 2010 9:23
An excerpt from an email I received a few minutes ago: Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2010 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world...
In Redmond for training
Sun, Apr 18 2010 15:56
I'm in Redmond through Tuesday for training then fly home and come back next week for another week of training. Unfortunately everything I am working on these days is under NDA so I can't blog any details. But I can say that I love where Microsoft...
Odd & Ends – What’s happening around GotSpeech Central
Tue, Mar 9 2010 15:20
2010 MVP Global Summit - Well, it has been about two weeks now since I got back from my Redmond Trip and I’ve had time to recover and regroup. I’m getting too old for 17 hour days in the wrong time zone and redeye flights. On the return trip I went 36...
In Redmond For the Microsoft 2010 MVP Global Summit
Fri, Feb 12 2010 15:44
I’ll be in Bellevue/Redmond next week (14 – 19th) for the Microsoft 2010 MVP Global Summit . This will be my 4th Summit and I am really looking forward to it. It’s a long tiring week but if gives me a chance to reconnect with friends in the OCS Product...
New GotSpeech join procedures
Mon, Jan 25 2010 20:12
Lately GotSpeech has been bombarded with spam attempts to join. Not sure why they would do that but it is happening and as a result I’ve changed the way new members get approved. It is now a manual process which allows me to filter out the spam. if you...
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