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Lync PowerShell Cmdlets Mind Maps

Published 07/05/2011 - 16 Comments

What’s the magic behind Lync?, well there is more than one answer to that, but right up there is PowerShell. All the setup and administration is controlled via PowerShell, giving you a great level of control and ability to script and automate actions.

So to really know Lync, you need to really know the PowerShell cmdlets. How do you learn them? Well they are very well documented on Technet and the Lync PowerShell Blog is a great place to start too, with their Daily Haiku and Weekly PowerShell Challenge.

For me it’s nice to lean things visually, so I’ve created mind maps of the cmdlets by verb and by category.

The maps are in flash format, and contain the cmdlet, brief synopsis and link to the relevant technet article.




You can right click to see all the levels



And use the bottom left toolbar to zoom in and out, scale and search


I hope you find this useful in your learning

Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.


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Karen Dianne To - 03/11/2011 Reply

This is so cool! It very easy for me to browse through Lync commands! Thank you for this brilliant Mind Maps!

    Tom Arbuthnot - 03/11/2011 Reply

    Glad you like it, thanks for the feedback


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Michel de Rooij - 18/11/2011 Reply

Nice gadget

    Tom Arbuthnot - 19/11/2011 Reply

    thanks :-)

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Matt - 04/12/2012 Reply

Any chance you could post the mmap files? Or is that considered IP.

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