BlueTooth Low Energy POC Tracking System – Project Timeline

I’ve recently completed an Honours Degree in Software Development and as part of this I spent a few months off and on working on a proof of concept tracking system utilising Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in order to track small asset tags. I believe this system could quite easily be scaled up to an industrial scale with further work but don’t personally plan to follow this up in the near future due to working on other projects. As such I figured I’d release a lot of what I have and hopefully it can help somebody else.

If you do something cool with this then please get in touch, otherwise do with it all as you wish.

This post is one of eight scheduled to be released over the next few weeks, all posts in this series may be found by selecting the tag below.


The table below lists the overall tasks defined as part of this project; some tasks below were started before the defined start date where possible, all tasks were completed before the defined end date.

I questioned whether to post this as part of this series but perhaps seeing a rough overview of how an Honours Projects needs to be scheduled may prove useful to somebody.

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BlueTooth Low Energy POC Tracking System – Project Poster

I’ve recently completed an Honours Degree in Software Development and as part of this I spent a few months off and on working on a proof of concept tracking system utilising Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in order to track small asset tags. I believe this system could quite easily be scaled up to an industrial scale with further work but don’t personally plan to follow this up in the near future due to working on other projects. As such I figured I’d release a lot of what I have and hopefully it can help somebody else.

If you do something cool with this then please get in touch, otherwise do with it all as you wish.

This post is one of eight scheduled to be released over the next few weeks, all posts in this series may be found by selecting the tag below.

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BlueTooth Low Energy POC Tracking System – Literature Review

I’ve recently completed an Honours Degree in Software Development and as part of this I spent a few months off and on working on a proof of concept tracking system utilising Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in order to track small asset tags. I believe this system could quite easily be scaled up to an industrial scale with further work but don’t personally plan to follow this up in the near future due to working on other projects. As such I figured I’d release a lot of what I have and hopefully it can help somebody else.

There will be a series of posts over the next few days/weeks releasing various materials of the project, they are mostly released as is and may contain minor errors.

If you do something cool with this then please get in touch, otherwise do with it all as you wish.

All posts in this series may be found by selecting the tag below.

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Microsoft Teams – To view or edit this plan, including any task in it, ask any member to add you to the Members list of this plan

Well that heading was quite a mouth full. I came across the issue below earlier today when adding a plan to Teams, this seems to be an issue primarily for Teams/site owners.

The issue presents as in the image below when a user navigates to a Planner instance that they don’t have access to –

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Exchange – Cannot Delete Mailbox, Access is Denied

Came across an interesting issue whereby I was unable to delete certain mailboxes even though I’d verified all the normal access. The error being produced was as below – Active Directory operation failed on SVRGL1191.gloscc.gov.uk. This error is not retriable. Additional information: Access is denied. Active directory response: 00000005: SecErr: DSID-031529F8, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0 Luckily the fix for this proved to be very … Continue reading Exchange – Cannot Delete Mailbox, Access is Denied

PowerShell – How to Report on NTFS File Inheritance & Permissions

The script below was taken from https://www.lepide.com/how-to/get-an-ntfs-permissions-report-using-powershell.html The script takes a directory path to search from, it will then get a list of all subdirectories, loop through each of them then generate a nice grid view report of all permissions in subdirectories and whether they are inherited. This should generate a report similar to the image below – Continue reading PowerShell – How to Report on NTFS File Inheritance & Permissions

PowerShell – Getting all Users in Domain Users Group – 5000+ Users

I recently needed to generate a report of all Domain Users which brought up a few interesting issues, the first is that members aren’t actually listed as members of the group which removes the ability to use a lot of the standard PowerShell commands to produce a report on it, plus the group had well over 5000 users which again limits the commands available to … Continue reading PowerShell – Getting all Users in Domain Users Group – 5000+ Users

How to Display a Desktop Notification When Outlook 365 Subfolder Receives Email

Although the instructions below are specifically for Outlook 365, the same instructions should apply to all versions of Outlook from 2007. By default, any emails that are automatically moved to a subfolder in Outlook using rules will not generate an alert that they have been received, as emails to the inbox normally do. Luckily the fix for this is relatively straightforward as I’ll show below … Continue reading How to Display a Desktop Notification When Outlook 365 Subfolder Receives Email

Solarwinds Service Desk to Vivantio Sync Script Example

The PowerShell script below is going to be provided as-is with little real overview, my hope is that it may save somebody else a lot of time trying to get Solarwinds and the Vivantio Service Desk to nicely sync records. The example below retrieves all known assets in the Solarwinds Service Desk and maps that information to default and custom fields defined in Vivantio which … Continue reading Solarwinds Service Desk to Vivantio Sync Script Example