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By Clive Norman
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| Tags: PowerShell QuickTip SysAdmin Office 365

Most users of Office 365 will no doubt be aware of the Clutter folder; for the most part this Clutter folder works pretty well. I’m not intending to go into the algorithmic processes of how the Clutter folder works, in this blog post - even if I could! ➡️


| Tags: Office 365 SysAdmin QuickTip

Recently, we received rather confusing claims from specific users, stating they were receiving certain emails, often days after they had been sent. This behavior was not consistent across the user base. ➡️


| Tags: C# Razor Website Security

Secure access to a webpage, without the need for a logon, can often be viewed as a bit of a holy grail solution. Recently, I introduced a frictionless (logon free) way of providing secure(ish) access to some very basic web services. ➡️


| Tags: Macro Excel Script MIS QuickTip

Recently, I was asked whether I could provide some assistance with manipulating data, that had been exported from a CAT results test. The problem, had slowly been driving a colleague of mine, very slightly crazy! ➡️


| Tags: DevOps PowerShell SysAdmin QuickTip

It recently occurred to me, that whilst my current full-time position is an IT Systems Manager, the majority of my blog posts thus far, have been more web centric – which is great, as I love the web and web technologies! ➡️


| Tags: Website DevOps Caching CSS JavaScript

Recently, I had the privilege of designing and building the Wylye Valley Art Trail website. The 2015 trail consists of 75 venues, and in-excess of 300 artists – I’m sure you’ll agree, that’s a reasonable size! ➡️


| Tags: Blog Website Rambling SysAdmin DevOps

Recently, a very good friend of mine (@richieclarkie) decided to return to the IT industry after a 15 year absence. Clearly a 15 year hiatus, is significant in any industry, but especially pertaining to IT, it is arguably exceptional. ➡️


| Tags: JavaScript UniFi SysAdmin DevOps

Several years ago, we migrated from a Cisco Wi-Fi infrastructure to a UniFi setup. UniFi (from Ubiquiti Networks) offer a pretty remarkable WiFi solution, especially when it comes down to cost. ➡️


| Tags: iSAMS MIS JavaScript SSRS PowerShell

During the summer of 2014, we migrated the St Mary’s Shaftesbury MIS (Management Information System) from Schoolbase to iSAMS. Please note, that the reasons for instigating this major system change, and the processes involved (political & technical), are not covered in this blog post. ➡️


| Tags: Website Script CMS JavaScript

Most software developers at some point, will almost certainly encounter the need to hack together a solution. To quote Wikipedia, the term hack, for the purposes of this blog post is: ➡️


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