So, what does running 'Get-CsJosh' do when you run it in a Skype for Business Management Shell? It provides you with a handy little error! However, it seemed like a clever (nerdy) way to introduce myself to all you other Skype for Business enthusiasts out there.
My name is Josh Blalock. I am a Microsoft MVP in the Office Servers & Services category, and I am currently employed at Integration Partners, where I am a Senior Microsoft UC Technical Consultant - yes, that is a mouthful! I have been involved in Microsoft technologies my entire 12+ year career, starting with Microsoft Exchange 5.5, all the way up to Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business in my current role. Of all my past roles, however, working with the Microsoft unified communications stack and diving deeply into hybrid scenarios with Office 365 has been the area of expertise that I have felt the most passionate about. There are just so many incredible use cases and collaboration opportunities within Microsoft's UC platform, and for a remote worker like myself, Skype for Business is the icing on the cake.
So, what am I all about? Essentially, I want to help other Lync or Skype for Business techs in the same way that some of the other blogs and community resources have helped me. If I can make life better for at least one other Skype for Business admin out there that is stuck on that really annoying problem that I found a solution to last month, than I am achieving my goal.
Also, I truly believe in the awesomeness of the Skype for Business product, and am very excited to encourage its growth and adoption among other companies. I think Microsoft is taking this product to some amazing places with Office 365, and I want to help strengthen its foothold in the marketplace by sharing my knowledge and skills, and sharing its potential to any one that will read my thoughts, or watch my weekly #Skype4BRecap podcast. If that is you, I apologize in advance for the moments of odd humor or sarcasm, but glad to have you drop in!
Stay techy, my friends!