How to rename a report in SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services)


Here's how to change the name of your SQL Server report.

To rename a report in SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services), from the Visual Studio environment, fire up the Solution Explorer sidebar. Then, you should see your report(s) in the tree view. Right click the report to rename, and choose "rename". Easy as pie, but hard to figure out.

Rule to automatically save attachment in Outlook


Here's a cool trick. If you receive a lot of email attachments, maybe it would be useful to save them to My Documents or some other location on your computer besides keeping them in Outlook. I can show you how to do exactly that! These instructions show you step by step how to automatically save attachments of emails as they arrive. I have tested this in Outlook 2007 and 2010.

Remove or Disable reminders for all Outlook events


If you don't want the Reminders window to pop up for every event, here's how to turn it off completely.

In Outlook 2003, Click the Tools Menu, Options, Other tab, Advanced button and remove the check to
display the reminder.

Note, this is not the same thing as turning off the default reminder for new events.


Browscap and Advanced Statistics Modules


Just found two cool Drupal modules. Browscap and Advanced Statistics Settings module. Between the two of them, they filter out search engine robots and your own user(s) activity from the view count on nodes, blogs, etc.

I always suspected that I didn't really have hundreds of people reading my articles, and now I reset the view counts, and I'll see if anybody besides Google and me read my site.

Advanced Statistics Settings doesn't provide new reports, instead, you'll find its settings under Reports - Access Log Settings - Advanced Settings.

Windows File transfers are slow or: what I have been troubleshooting for the last two months

Over the last couple of months, I have spent a lot of time trying to improve the performance of file transfers across the LAN. Try as I might, I could not isolate the bottleneck. This is on a small network, a large RAID array, plenty of RAM and CPU power, 100 megabit switches. File transfers to and from the file server were topping off at less than 5 megabytes per second, but client-to-client transfers faired better, near 10 MB/s. WHY?!


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