Nintex InspireX – Understanding Nintex’s Cloud Architecture

29 02 2016

Nintex InspireXFor most organisations, when it comes to the cloud, it is important to understand where their data is, where it goes and what is done with it. Also understanding how the services they use work aids them in developing current and further applications.

Mike Fitzmaurice (@mikefitz) and Patrick Hosch (@patrickhosch) from Nintex gave a high level overview of what Nintex’s Cloud Architecture consists of now, what it looked like in the past and what it will look like in the short to medium term.

For me the key thing to understand was where my customer’s data is held. In fact, very little data is held and when it is it generally it is held for short amounts of time. Most of the data that is held is held to facilitate Nintex Mobile.

The key thing that I took away from the session was that Nintex appear to be moving towards having their services closely aligned with the locations that Microsoft host Office 365.


How to fix Windows Store on #Windows10

18 10 2015

The family PC failed to load the Windows 10 Store so having done a bit of digging on the internet I found I had to combined multiple fixes to get it working. Hopefully this will help you if you have the same problem.

  1. Ensure the Date and Time are correct on your device
  2. Right Click the Windows icon
  3. Click Command Prompt (Admin)
  4. Either type or copy and paste the following text into the window

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command “& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + ‘AppxManifest.xml’ ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}”

  5. Press Return
  6. Once complete (it may take a few minutes) if the window does not close, close it
  7. You now need to reset / clear the Windows Store cache. Open the Command Prompt (Admin) again and this time type:


  8. Press Return
  9. Again wait few minutes for it to complete and close the window
  10. Restart your PC
  11. Now try to load the Windows Store.

My Mobile Devices

10 10 2015

#Outlook 2013 does not send emails after #Windows10 Upgrade

4 09 2015

After upgrading to Windows 10 yesterday Outlook 2013 stopped sending emails. Outlook displayed the message:

“Task ‘Randy Perkins-Smart – Sending’ reported error (0x800CCC13) : ‘Cannot connect to the network. Verify your network connection or modem.'”

After a quick search I found the following solution:

  1. Close all running programs (may not be absolutely necessary)
  2. Right click on the Windows Start icon and click Command Prompt (Admin)
  3. When the command prompt is displayed type:
    sfc /scannow
  4. Once complete it should look something like this:
  5. Now type:
  6. Restart you PC.

Now when you use Outlook you should be able to send emails.


#SUGUK August / September 2015 Events

27 07 2015
SUGUKSo far there are three #SUGUK events lined up in August and September:

Don’t forget if you want to present a session on SharePoint then feel free to contact the regional organisers.

#SharePoint User Group – #Cambridge (#SUGUK) – Vendor Night

2 03 2015

SUGUKIt’s back! The ever popular vendor night returns to the SharePoint User Group in Cambridge, with three excellent vendors presenting.

This time round we have:

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#SharePoint @EvoConf Offer + Win a #Drone

27 02 2015

@EvoConf DroneDid you know that the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2015 is set to be the largest SharePoint conference this year?

This will be the 7th consecutive year, Combined Knowledge has run a SharePoint Conference. They are now recognised globally as being The SharePoint Conferences to attend. In fact based on other conferences I have attended both as an attendee and as a speaker they are one of the best organised and run as well.

SharePoint User Group UK attendees can get a discount when they book just give them a call. If you register before 31st March 2015 you could win a Drone!

If you do attend please come to my session Migrating your Intranet and Managing your Documents in SharePoint.

Goodbye SharePoint Online Public Website (#KB3027254)

19 12 2014

From January 2015, yes that is less than two weeks away, Office 365 customers who currently use SharePoint Online Public Website will be able to do so for about two years. New customers to Office 365 after January 2015 will have to look else where.

So for new customers I’d suggest looking at other vendor offerings such as Sitecore ( or see what you can do on Azure Web Sites (

See for more details.


#SUGUK East Anglia (2014-09-22)

18 08 2014


We are holding our first joint meeting with the SQL User Group (@SQLCambs). Our speakers are:

  • Penny Coventry (@pjcov)
    Creating and Enhancing Access Web Apps
  • Francois Souyri (@francoissouyri)
    BI Tools in Office 365

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#SUGUK East Anglia (2014-07-15)

8 07 2014

SUGUKBack again at are regular Cambridge location (Holiday Inn Express Cambridge) for a couple of interesting presentations.  We are welcoming back Seb Matthews (@sebmatthews) and Paul Hunt (@cimares) to present sessions.

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