– New Domain Name, Same Geeky Posts

Slug Bug GREEN!

Sometimes, a move can be difficult. This one wasn’t.

Since I’ve changed over to my company’s Communication Systems team, and am now focusing on Lync instead of ActiveRoles Server, this blog was due for a new identity – “Ars de ARS” at “” is a strange place to go when you’re looking for Lync information. Regular readers may have noticed the change from “Ars de ARS” to “Mandie’s Memos”; now I’ve gone in for a new domain name. I got “” back when I was in college and hadn’t been using it for much other than a vanity email address, so now it points to my blog, where it is being used for vanity publishing.

ActiveRoles Server is still an important part of my company’s user and groups management, and our Lync automation ties into to, so I will continue to write about it occasionally. If you want to read something that still is mostly about ActiveRoles Server, check out a fellow Dell/Quest ARS forum regular’s blog: An “Active Directory engineer at a large hedge fund in the city (London)”, he mostly writes about automating AD administration with PowerShell and ActiveRoles Server. Lately, his posts have been getting deeper into PowerShell.

As for Mandie’s Memos, Lync is the current focus, with a heaping side of PowerShell. I will keep all the old stuff about Exchange, Active Directory and ActiveRoles Server around, because people hit those pages via Google all the time – it must be helping someone, and that’s what this is all about (that and me writing things down for when I’ll later forget them). I’ll also keep the old domain name for awhile, at least until it looks like Google and Bing have figured out that I’ve moved.