Tool for Testing SCSM Subscriptions

I recently discover a great tool for testing subscriptions and workflow notification in System Center Service Manager. The tool is called Papercut, and can be downloaded from papercut.codeplex.com. Papercut is a simplified SMTP server designed to only receive messages with a GUI on top of it allowing you to see the message it receives. What…

An IT Geeks experiences with Office on an iPad

I’ve been an iPad user for a while now and also working with my Surface 2 RT (see https://www.catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2014/04/09/using-the-surface-2-rt-like-a-pro-fessional-1.aspx for details). One of the major reasons I favored the Surface was the ability to use Word, PowerPoint and Excel on the device. With the recent release of Office for the iPad it was time to…

SQL Server: Removing Time from the Date Field for Comparisons

Consider this SQL SELECT statement: SELECT     [TS].* FROM     [dbo].[TimeSheet] [TS] WHERE     ([TS].[EntryDate] = @ActivityStartDate) Seems pretty straight forward, but you run into some issues when comparing dates with timestamps. If @ActivityStartDate is passed into the query as 6/1/2014 12:00 AM, because a specific time was never specified, but the timesheet entries contain timestamps, then you run into some…

Weekly Exchange PowerShell Tip: Bulk Create O365 Mail Contacts

​If you want to bulk create mail contacts in O365, the following powershell cmdlet will pull in a list of users from a CSV and create mail contacts from it:   Import-Csv .\MailContacts.csv|%{New-MailContact -Name $_.Name -DisplayName $_.Name -ExternalEmailAddress $_.ExternalEmailAddress -FirstName $_.FirstName -LastName $_.LastName}   Example of the CSV: ExternalEmailAddress,Name,FirstName,LastName Bob.Smith@Office365.com,Bob Smith,Bob,Smith

Bootstrap Version 3 Icon Glyph Font Reference

  Bootstrap v3.0.3 and higher has changed its icon glyph from an image to a font, which has several benefits, including the fact that they appear smoother, and can be adjusted easily in size and color the way you would adjust a font. You can download Bootstrap here: http://getbootstrap.com/getting-started/#download For example, I can display KPIs…