Dear TripAdvisor, your systems have gone rogue

September 4, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

What happens when you let machine learning type automated systems run your consumer communications. Review sites need little in the way of introduction about their popularity or indeed importance to the fabric of the modern Internet. The majority of my online shopping is done on Amazon or eBay and the […]

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La Village Cancalais, Cancale, France

July 17, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

We needed an ’emergency’ night due to an issue with a part of our ‘main’ holiday booking. Found this on Booking.com and the photos and location looked good and near to the port in St Malo so decided to take a punt. Top tip #1 though – book direct with […]

SSRS: the given path’s format is not supported

March 16, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

As an aside to my other post on SSRS in SharePoint integrated mode, this is a niggly little issue I encountered. If you find yourself needing to edit a published report and, for whatever reason can’t go back to source to make the change, then a reasonable option is to […]

SSRS + Visual Studio + SP Integrated Mode

March 16, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

Visual Studio is a good option for designing SSRS reports. Now, that is. But years ago we had a different toolset. One of those around the 2009/2010 time was ‘Business Intelligence Developer Studio’. This was effecting a Visual Studio shell that had report templates for the various SQL Business Intelligence […]