Microsoft Copilot is all around...

  As the debut of Microsoft 365 Copilot approaches, there are a lot of Copilot features set to be introduced across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Here are a few noteworthy additions: Microsoft has unveiled a series of innovative features in the upcoming releases of Windows 11, some of them are already released, and some are currently available in preview builds. The Windows 11 Copilot, conveniently located in the taskbar, eliminates the need to open your Edge browser. It is seamlessly integrated with Bing Enterprise Chat (BEC) and ChatGPT, making it really easy to get started on your creative journey. Included in Windows 11 is the new co-creator feature in Paint. This feature, also in preview, is integrated with DALL-E and provides a swift and straightforward method for creating illustrations and images. If you possess a knack for crafting descriptions, you can generate quite impressive imagery. Another AI-powered feature is image creation directly from BEC. This feature, also integrate

Lync 2013 Backup v 3_3 released

It's a new year, and time for a new version of my back-up script. It has been updated at the Technet Gallery: Download Page

New in this release:
- Is an option to keep the "deviceupdatestore" folder in the IIS back-up portion. And the folder has been removed from the default backup. Thank you to "Korbyn" for requesting this feature. I haven't run this script on any systems using a lot of devices, nor updates, and was not fully aware of the magnitude of space this folder can consume.
I think it would be smarter to restore your system, and then just re-import/publish the newest updates if needed, than to waste the space.

- I introduced an error in the previous version, where you could not use a space in the "backupto" path. The xcopy syntax did not like it at all. But using the %temp% variable for the exclude files seemed to do the trick. Please observe and report back to me.
- I've done some clean-up in the amount of information being shown in the running windows. There is still some left, as I use "Verbose" on a lot of commands to capture it in the transcript. let me know if the transcript is of use for you, or if you want me to remove it (majority vote).
- I've added some "write-host" sections, to indicate the progress.
- After running the script in a window, it used to return to c:\. I have now changed this to return to the start-path of the shell.

I hope this is of use for you guys. And please, if you have comments or suggestions, let me know. I will always look into it and see if it is something worth implementing in my script. I will keep a list of feature requests or known bugs on the Technet Gallery page.