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.
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. […]
Update: 2019-05-13 – this has been edited to fix a little bug in the code transcript. There is also a follow-up article on working with Python3 here. Update: 2019-12-16 – looks like MagPi have amended their page so the code as below won’t work directly. I’ve left it there for […]
If you’ve recently migrated a VMWare Fusion virtual machine to VMWare ESXi, which itself had multiple disks, you may find that secondary disks don’t show up. You can change this using DISKPART. In my case, this didn’t happen in a Windows 10 VM with two disks, but did happen in […]