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Ad irony

November 29, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Just saw an ad offering to help me block ads. There’s something prophetic about this. The ‘zero sum’ from the Matrix, if you will.

Is Facebook Messenger tracking me?

November 29, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Conversation with my wife: Me: Have you got ads showing up in your Facebook Messenger conversations? Wife: No. Why? Me: Well, I’ve got one here… “Jan’s fitness studio” Wife (what she should have said): Well you could do with losing a few pounds. Wife (what she actually said): Well, you […]


Phew – a Microsoft recommendation, not a hard limit

November 29, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

I was talking the other day about routes to splitting a large SharePoint content database in to multiple chunks. I was aghast to find that my route – to restore a content DB, clear out unneeded stuff, then backup-SPSite the site collection and then restore-SPsite it to the target location […]

Quick tip: chaining powershell commands

November 28, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Let’s say, for example, that you’re doing something that takes a freaking age. You need a long-running process and want to fire and forget, but for analysis purposes, want to know how long it took (without sitting there for hours watching and waiting for it to complete.) The answer is […]


Yes, more! Timer jobs not running!

November 24, 2017 Matt Thornton 4

OK, so I’ve posted 5 times in the last 2 days on various SharePoint related things. Any regular readers of this blog will know that is entirely out of the ordinary and does not take a genius to determine that I’ve been doing something with SharePoint and, as with most […]