EMCopy For Multithreaded, Differential File Transfers On Legacy Systems

Robocopy is my go-to when I need to move data from server to server while preserving NTFS permissions and other particulars. Well, it has support for multithread file copy but only with Win2k8 or newer systems. If you need to move a whole lot of stuff off a Win2k3 server, that feature is not available. Enter EMCopy which is old system friendly… Also, if there is a retry in the process I can set a flag to check both file size and date to compare what needs to be copied…

For example:

emcopy.exe \sourcePath \destinationPath /de /s /th 16 /r:5 /w:45

/de          check both the file and date info to compare… only transfer non-existing data

/s            copy subdirectories

/th 16      enable threading with 16 (default number of threads is 64, maximum is 256)

/r:5          how many times to retry

/w:45       how long to wait between tries

We use EMC’s Isilon NAS solution here at UNT and I must to say that going to an OS-free file server is pretty refreshing to say the least!

Microsoft Azure Mobile Engagement For iOS Swift

Very interesting article demonstrating how to use Microsoft’s Azure Mobile Engagement with iOS Swift (and Obj C)…

This topic shows you how to use Azure Mobile Engagement to understand your app usage and send push notifications to segmented users to an iOS application. In this tutorial, you create a blank iOS app that collects basic data and receives push notifications using Apple Push Notification System (APNS). When complete, you will be able to broadcast push notifications to all the devices or target specific users based on their devices properties.

read the whole story here

Office 365 API

Straight from the source, Microsoft’s Office 365 API docs here

The Office 365 APIs are REST services that provide access to Office 365 data, such as: mail, calendars, and contacts from Exchange Online; files and folders from SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business; users and groups from Azure Active Directory.