August, 2007

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About My WebLog

I currently work on Microsoft Windows.  I have previously worked on the Reporting Services team where I owned several of the rendering extensions.  I've been with Microsoft almost 15 years.  Paradoxically, the time has absolutely flown by yet it feels like forever ago when I attended first day NEO (New Employee Orientation) training.

This blog is an outlet where I can voice my ideas, solicit feedback, link to useful information, and ask for help.  This is a technical blog only but is not limited to talk about Security or Reporting Services or even Microsoft technologies.  My personal blog is located at http://donovani.spaces.live.com/.

If you wish to contact me about a topic not discussed in a blog entry, you can use the Email button at the top of the blog or use your favorite client to send a message to: donovan dot smith at microsoft dot com.

Thank you.

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    Home wireless network

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    A week or so ago, I finally upgraded my home wireless network to 54MBit/s via 802.11g . A bit of research led me to choose a Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 router. The stock firmware didn't support some of the features I wanted (like using DHCP to assign static...
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    Vista: Open Command Window Here

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    Another useful but hard to discover feature of Vista's Windows Explorer is the ability to shift-right-click on a folder and launch a command window at that path: Note that this trick only works in the viewing pane and not in the tree view.
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    Vista: Copy as Path

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    Useful but hard to discover feature in Vista. To copy a filename with full path information to the clipboard, shift-right-click on a file and choose Copy as Path. For example: Copies the following to my clipboard: "C:\dump\Reports\10435.rdl"
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