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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.


Lync MAC client and VPN failures


If you have any customers running Lync for MAC that have had problems with the VPN bug, it should now be resolved with the following update:


This update resolves the following issues for Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011:

· Several issues with Cisco and Juniper VPN clients

· An issue that causes an Active Directory lockout when the Kerberos protocol is used

· Several issues that cause Lync for Mac 2011 to sign out unexpectedly or to crash



Last Exchange 2007 Mainstream Support Update


Exchange 2007 SP3 RU7 is released.  Get the official news here.  Get the actual download here.

The interesting piece here is this note in the body of the EHLO blog….

Support lifecycle statement: This is the final release under standard support for Exchange 2007, as the Exchange 2007 Mainstream Support has now ended. Extended Support for Exchange 2007 SP3 will end on 4/11/2017. Please see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle page for more information about Microsoft Support Lifecycle for Exchange 2007. Got questions about Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy? Head over to Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ.”



ForeFront for Lync

A little delayed (well, more than a little) but still very welcome!  ForeFront for Lync 2010 is here (cue Steve Martin running down the street screaming about the phone book).


Make a point of reading the caveats/issues/hints and how to deploy – this is not as clean as you would think.


test 02 Feb

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