Friday, 3 October 2014

Data Visualization and WPF

 I've been working on data visualization technigques in my spare time. My current project is Sunburst chart. In the example below I'm mapping the first 2 level of folders on my disk. Clicking a directory 'segment' drill down into the selected segment.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

email 2 SMS for Android

I've just developed a Email SMS App for Android.

To summarise; you configure you app to look at your email inbox. The App then polls the inbox looking for an email with a specific subject line that the app knows about. Once it sees an email with the matching subject line it then parses the email body or a known structure i.e. SMS-MESSAGE SMS-PIN SMS-CONTACT  etc. If it manages to parse the information it validates the Pin code with a known pin code configured in the App. If the pin code matches it then sends the message to the list of parsed SMS contacts.So basically it's uses your mobile phone as a SMS relay. I'll be publishing the the App on Googles Play Store in the very near future.

For more information please visit Email 2 SMS

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

This sums up man

Reading this article reminds of this video. When are humans going to control their own population?

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Office 365 Migration

I've just migrated our companies 150+ users from on premises Exchange 2010 to Office 365. I was responsible for managing and executing the migration. We have had to re-engineer our LOB Applications that generate business email to go through a new Email Gateway Application that I developed. On the whole the migration went to plan apart from Outlook 2010/outlook 2013 where port 443 was getting blocked by our Kaspersky anti-virus software. Just need to sort out Retention Policies, Password expiry and Email delegation. I need to address a few points with: Email Delegation Retention Policies Password Expiry