I still work on a lot of old technology. Today I was updating one of my client’s systems that consumes a (3rd party) web service – the service was moving from -gasp- anonymous auth to requiring a username and password. (Sent in plain text over non-SSL, mind, but… baby steps. […]
I recently posted some Powershell for bulk / batch emptying a SharePoint document library (http://www.matt-thornton.net/tech/sharepoint/bulk-delete-items-and-folders-from-sharepoint-document-library-using-powershell) which works nicely. (As long as you remember that the Batch Delete XML syntax is incredibly fiddly and sensitive! Case is important and backticks are required to escape stuff.) Anyway; it works great to empty […]
Continuing the theme of obscure SharePoint issues; this one on a new topic – Word Automation Services. A client has a new requirement to automate some documents and using Word templates and converting them to PDF all from a Nintex workflow would be… nifty. So away we go. In Word, […]
if you want to do customer service, absolutely do not do this.
We (my Father and I) ascended Ben Nevis via Tower Ridge on 10th May 2019. We had a pretty hairy experience. I’ve been meaning to write this up since – but things have been busy so it… slipped. But news today that a climber died after being struck by lightning […]
A while ago, I posted a basic tutorial on how to do some simple web scraping in Python using requests and beautifulsoup. It obviously got found in Google because the hits were good. There were however, a couple of comments highlighting issues with it – Brett and Sean saying issues […]
If you use email enabled document libraries or indeed any other method of storing email messages (commonly created in Exchange / Outlook) in Sharepoint document libraries then they are more than likely stored in .eml format (that first appeared in Outlook Express) as opposed to the more modern .msg format. […]