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

It's october

This fall has been really busy, and it isn't over yet!

As I am writing this post, we are less than one week away from the first Norwegian Lync Day, where I will hold a presentation on Lync backup and restore. Ståle Hansen and Knowledge Factory has done a great job to gather highly qualified MVP's and speakers for a day packed with great sessions around our favorite topic: Lync! For more information and/or signup, go to:

When Lyncday is over, it will be just two more weeks until most of us head for Barcelona, and TechedEU. Here I'll be holding a similar presentation around the same topic (Backup and restore /

As a preparation for these to presentations I have gone over my backup script for Lync 2013, and I am planning a major release change with a few new options and a couple of bugfixes. If you do have a bug you want to report in the existing version or have a suggestion for a new feature. Please drop me a line. It's not to late to get your request included.

Here's a sneak peak on some upcoming changes:

  • FEATURE REQUEST: Remove "temp" files after zip creation, to save space (note: Script will still clean files in target directory, older than 5 years)
  • FEATURE REQUEST: Identify RGS servers on 2010 pools, and remove error messages related
  • FEATURE REQUEST: Identify User servers on 2010 pools, and remove error messages related
  • New feature: Added progress bar, to indicate progress within the script
  • Bugfix/New feature: Multiple pools could lead to "file already exist", Script should store pool files in designated pool folders
  • Bugfix: If SQL backupshare already exists, it is now detected and should no longer be causing errors
I won't be able to publish for Lyncday, but it will be out in time for TechedEU