Try Office 365 for 30 days…

Is your company planning or in the process of moving to Office 365 ? Are you an Exchange or Sharepoint administrator ? Do you want to get a basic understanding of the service and how it may be administered ? Can you learn in your own time ? Then why not set up an Office…

Dynamic Pick Lists in Powershell

No one likes hard coded lists in script, especially long scripts that might be under change control. Add a new Internet Domain, Server, Mail Database, User Location and you have to go through the whole release test cycle.. However if you just have a Comma Separated Value (CSV) string you would like to present as an…

LDAP Browser…

Softerra produce an LDAP browser which is released free.. I have used this for a number of years since version 2, its now on version 4.5 and while its not been updated for about 18 months, its still as useful as ever ! If you are working with AD, Domino or another LDAP based directory,…

My Week with Windows 8…

On Monday I was shown that you could get the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for the measly price of £25, a bargain considering this is Microsoft we are talking about.. I no longer have a desktop to upgrade, everything is run virtualised on my HP Microserver, so I created a clone of my Windows 7…

See all your Google Contacts on a Google Map

If you have been using Google Contacts (or any other address book*) to store the postal addresses of your friends and colleagues, you can easily create an online Google Map with all these address or even view them inside Google Earth. Here are the steps: → Make a copy of this Google Sheet in your…

PowerTip: Write PowerShell Output in Color Without Using Write-Host

Summary: Write colorized output to the Windows PowerShell console without using the Write-Host cmdlet.  How can you write output to the Windows PowerShell console without using the Write-Host cmdlet?  Set ForegroundColor to a different color by using $host.Ui.RawUi, and then use the Write-Output cmdlet to write the output. When you are finished, set the ForegroundColor back to its original color. PS C:\> $t = $host.ui.RawUI.ForegroundColor PS…

Send eMails from your Android device using Tasker & Python…

I have previously written about Tasker for Android, the powerful automation utility, and how it can be used amongst other things, to detect headphone state. Since then the application has evolved to include the ability to create standalone applications and support Javascript in assembly’s. Scripting support is not a new thing for Tasker having always supported SL4A (Scripting Layer for Android)…

Got my attention? Outlook has now…

  I use three different mail clients, Lotus Notes & Outlook in the office and gMail at home…  However it is finally becoming only two as we move away from Lotus Notes in the office… There are a small handful of features I will miss from Notes, one of which is the recipient icon indicators.…