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This is a blog for John Weber. One of my joys in life is helping others get ahead in life. Content here will be focused on that from this date forward. John was a Skype for Business MVP (2015-2018) - before that, a Lync Server MVP (2010-2014). I used to write a variety of articles (https://tsoorad.blogspot.com) on technical issues with a smattering of other interests. I have a variety of certifications dating back to Novell CNE and working up through the Microsoft MCP stack to MCITP multiple times. FWIW, I am on my third career - ex-USMC, retired US Army. I have a fancy MBA. The opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone.


e2k7 antispam primer


I have zero idea who this guy is, but he deserves a medal of sorts for this blog on Exchange IMF, be it 2003 or 2007.

Very nice material.


Kudos to Bharat Suneja whoever you are.  Nicely done.


quote for today

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. - Bill Cosby


java hog

Everyone calls MS bloatware, heavy, overloaded, etc etc.

I just had to install Java Runtime to play some silly internet game.

This freakin thing wants 143MB of drive space so websites can have little plugin bullshit operate.


And MS is bloatware. 

I wonder just how much of the "bloatware" is actually "I hate MS."

Today's quote

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it."

-Ellen Glasgow

weather break

woo hoo!

Only 38 this morning.

So I kicked the missus to the curb and rode to work.

Froze my damn fingers, but it will be worth it this afternoon when it is supposed to be mid-50's.

There is something about an Italian liter that seriously fires up your day.


less is more

G. Thorogood - I hope I have that spelling correct and I am too lazy to check it just now.

"Louie to Frisco" - very nice.

Pounding keyboards, hard sax, driving guitar licks.  The band sounds like it might have played together a time or two.

Reminded me what I like about music.

Have a great day.


great quote

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

George Orwell



ws08 server backup is the same as the vista business/ultimate/enterprise version.


Very nice.

Install the Windows Server backup options.

Backs up to VHD format.  Almost capable of doing bare-metal restores.

Minasi: http://www.minasi.com/newsletters/nws0801.htm has a nice readout of using it with Vista.

I just duplicated that effort with a smallish WS08 installation....very nice.

Financial Markets explained

This is as about as accurate as it gets...



Brits, but who better to tell the truth than the phlegmatic?

Maybe it is just me

Has anyone else notice the bifurcation (trifurcation?) of the Dems candidates?

The exit polls showed black americans typically voting for Obama because of race and the female americans typically voting for Klinton because she is a woman.

What the republicans are doing is another matter for another day.


But I wonder.  Clearly, we are going to have a Dem candidate that is either black or a woman.  Will they get bright and have both of them on the same ticket?

test 02 Feb

this is a test it’s only a test this should be a picture