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Upcoming Events: MS UC User Group London 19th April and #PowerShell PowerCamp London 21st-22nd April

Published 18/03/2012 - 2 Comments

Two great upcoming events, hope to see you at either, or even better both!

 MUCUGL: April 2012 – It’s all about Lync Call Flow

This April MUCUGL has partnered with the kind folks at Acme Packet – a leading manufacturer of Lync qualified Session Border Controllers or SBCs. First up Adam Jacobs will introduce the benefits of Fixed-to-Mobile convergence and then run though a reference architecture, next up Justin will go into a deep-dive session on internal and external Lync Call Flow.We’ll then have David Wray, a guest speaker from Acme Packet, who will give us an overview of how Acme Packet achieves SIP session management within the SME up to carrier-grade environments.Finally I (Tom) will provide an industry update and focused Lync guidance/sharing.

A full agenda can be found below, we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

18.00-18.20 – (high-level)
Fixed-to-Mobile (FMC) Convergence with Microsoft UC (AJ)

18.20-18.40 – (deep-dive)
Lync Internal and External Call Flow Explained (JM)

18.40-19.10 – (Networking)

19.00-19.45 – (Guest Speaker)
SIP Session Management for Microsoft UC (DW)

19.45-20.00 – (Gen. Update & Q/A)
Latest resources and speaker specific updates (TA)

Registration: here


Eight Club
1 Change Alley
London, UK EC3V 3ND

Thomas Lee’s PowerShell PowerCamp Weekend–London–April 21-22 2012

Once again I will be guest speaking at Thomas Lee’s (PowerShell veteran and Microsoft MVP) excellent PowerShell PowerCamp. It’s a fast paced weekend PowerShell training event at Microsoft Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street in Victoria. It’s only £200 and runs from 9:00 to 16:45 each day. I’ll be talking in the guest spot on Sunday. There is also a few “PowerDrinks” on the Saturday night :-)

Day 1 – The Basics
• PowerShell Fundamentals – starting with the key elements of PowerShell (Cmdlets, Objects and the Pipeline) plus installation, setup, and profiles
• Discovery – finding your way and learning how to discover more
• Formatting – how to format output nicely – both by default and using hash tables and display XML
• Remoting – working with remote systems using PowerShell’s remoting capabilities
• Providers – getting into OS data stores via PSProviders
Day 2 – Diving Deeper
• Scripting Concepts – automating everyday tasks including PowerShell’s language constructs, error handling and debugging (both from the command line and using an IDE)
• Modules – managing PowerShell script libraries in the enterprise
• .NET/WMI/COM Objects – working with native objects
• PowerShell and Windows Client/Server – how you can use built in PowerShell cmdlets
• PowerShell in Key Microsoft Servers – a look at PowerShell today in SQL, SCVMM plus a look forward to the future with SharePoint 2010
• PowerShell and the cloud – this module looks at PowerShell in the cloud and how you can use PowerShell to manage cloud computing.
• PowerShell V3 – this final module shows you what’s new in PowerShell V3.

Contact [email protected] to book a place and to arrange for the invoice to be paid. Payment must be in cash, cheque or bank transfer – no credit cards.

I’m really looking forward to both events and hope to see you there.


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, regular on The UC Architects Podcast, and speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.


Craig - 19/03/2012 Reply

sure would be nice to have one of these conferences out of Germany, flying from Germany to a 2 hour conference is not very worthwhile

    Tom Arbuthnot - 19/03/2012 Reply

    Hi Craig,

    I wonder if there is a Lync user group in Germany, it’s worth asking around? If not there is always the Lync virtual user group meetings that might be of interest (



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