Fix Outlook Web Access (OWA) on Windows 7 and Vista

There is an issue using OWA on Windows 7 and Windows Vista which makes Outlook Web Access (OWA) unusable.  To fix this requires a hotfix to be installed on the Exchange Server.  The details of this hotfix can be found at the below link:

Getting more useful information into Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics (GA) for all our sites and most of our client sites.   It often provides the most bang for the buck and makes slicing and dicing your analytics pretty easy to do. On of the most interesting sections of Google Analytics is in the Visitors section and it is called User Defined.  This is an area that … Read More

How to Setup LogMeIn Secondary Users

LogMeIn is a platform that we use internally for our own computers as well as all our clients. One of the most useful features of the LogMeIn offering is the ability to setup a secondary user to allow access to one or more computers in your account.  It is pretty easy to setup this feature. By creating Secondary Users in … Read More

GridView with DropDownList – Server tag is not well formed.

Ran across an issue today when trying to get my DropDownList embedded within a GridView.   Here is an extract of the code (the error is in the red text): <ItemTemplate>   <asp:DropDownList ID=”ddlMaker” runat=”server” DataSourceID=”odsMakers” DataTextField=”makerName” SelectedValue=”<%#Bind(“MakerID”) %>”   DataValueField=”makerID”>   </asp:DropDownList> </ItemTemplate> When I compiled I received an error “The server tag is not well formed.” After a bit … Read More

Creating Insert Statements for SQL Server

Ran across an interesting approach to generating insert statements for SQL Server 2005 (and other variants).  If uses a less well known function called master.dbo.fn_varbintohexstr. The approach that was taken was to use the fn_varbintohexstr function to encode the data so you did not need to use cursors or any fancy parsing to handle unicode and quotes in the generated … Read More

Clearing Email History Lists in Outlook

One of the great features of Outlook (but also sometimes annoying) is that it remembers all the email addresses of the people that you send email to or receive email from.  This makes it really easy for composing emails except for when you get an email address that is spelled incorrectly in that list.  That can be extremely frustrating. Turns … Read More

ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit Samples

Most of you probably have already experimented with the Control Toolkit, but just in case you never ran across it, take a look at these Toolkit samples If you have any questions about them, drop me a comment here.

Calculating Age in T-SQL

Here’s a decent article on calculating the age of a person (or anything else) written by Lynn Pettis.  Discusses some pitfalls with leap years.