Using Cron to automate MySQL maintenance

We recently needed to go through a list of around 50 sites that we host through HostGator and optimize all of their MySQL databases. Going through each one and optimizing the database tables manually was a very unappealing process, so my trusty compatriot Keith worked out a process to use Cron jobs to automate the … Read moreUsing Cron to automate MySQL maintenance

How to install & configure PDF iFilter for SharePoint Server 2010

This is something we do as a part of every SharePoint Server 2010 install – we have been unable to find any reliable instructions on how to do this, and this works for us every time. Follow the steps below to install and configure PDF iFilter on SharePoint Server 2010: Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 … Read moreHow to install & configure PDF iFilter for SharePoint Server 2010

Friends don’t let friends use Claims Based Authentication

How to recognize if your site admin is using (claims-based authentication) This one’s pretty easy – as soon as you enable claims-based authentication in SharePoint 2010, it attaches a coded ID to all the usernames that looks like this: i:0#.w|contosousername. This coded ID looks like a weird error to the uninitiated, but not to you … Read moreFriends don’t let friends use Claims Based Authentication

Removing uninstalled (missing) devices in Device Manager

Thanks to Rob for this great tip – I had no idea this was possible, so hopefully there’s others out there who will find this useful! When you physically uninstall a device in Windows, the device drivers are often not uninstalled and will remain in your Device Manager, even though it’s no longer visible. Removing … Read moreRemoving uninstalled (missing) devices in Device Manager

About Me

My name is Jeremy, and I am a cloud addict. I absolutely love technology that is available to me anywhere on (almost) any device – between Office 365 and OneDrive (and OneDrive for Business), Dropbox and Outlook.com, I am completely cloud enabled. My computer can die tonight and I will pick up on a new computer … Read moreAbout Me