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

Missing Meet URL for users of Lync Hoster Pack v2

The company I work for deployed Lync Hoster Pack v2 in the fall of 2013. At first, all things seemed fine, but after a while we received incident tickets regarding users who did not get the meet url published when creating a new meeting.

It has been a long road tring to find the root cause of this issue, especially since we at first saw no difference between the users we created where it worked, and users where it did not work. All users were deployed through the Citrix Cortex service for provisioning.

All users were provisioned correctly with Domainmap, TenentID and ObjectID. And if we moved users from one place to another it started working again.

It all turned out to be a rights issue in Active Directory. The root OU had it's correct settings, but when we deployed several resellers through the Cortex service, these reseller OU's did not inherit the rights from the parent OU. Applying the correct rights to all the sub OU's in the tree fixed the issue for all customers.

Here's a quick script to set the correct rights for hosting on all OU's in a tree:

Import-Module activedirectory
Import-Module lync
$counting = 0
$moreISH = Get-ADOrganizationalUnit -LDAPFilter '(name=*)' -SearchBase `
'ou=reseller,ou=hosting,dc=domain,dc=net'| select DistinguishedName
foreach ($ou in $moreISH){
Grant-CsOuPermission -OU $ou.DistinguishedName -Verbose -ObjectType user
$counting ++
Write-Host "Set rights on $counting OU's" -ForegroundColor Green

The commands above must be run a computer where the Active Directory and the Lync module is available.

These are the changes made by the command