Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Calendar reporting

I use my calendar heavily to track both my personal and my work life. Since I use a Treo, I have no problem recording events realtime as they happen in my calendar, and assigning the tasks a category. However, it seems to take a lot of time to build my status report at the end of the week each Friday.

What I wanted was a tool that would convert my Outlook appointment info into a useable format, so I could quickly remove any unneccessary tasks, like a meeting I didn’t attend, and then just send it on.

Here’s a sample of one week. I’m sure many people have calendars that are much more crowded than this!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Outlook Calendaring

So, I'm just happily emailing along the other day, and I need to arrange a conference call.

Now, usually, this is a simple matter of popping open Outlooks calendar, entering the name of the person I want to meet with, and clicking the Scheduling Assistant button up at the top.

In this case, however, no one I tried to enter would come back with free/busy information. I live in my calendar, and use it for time and billing tracking, so having inaccurrate information in there drives me to distraction.

A quick search on Google later, and I found this link:


In short, this is what it says:

This is a known "feature" by Outlook 2007 clients. To make a long story short, you can re-enable it via modifying the following registry tweak: under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options \Calendar add a the dword "UseLegacyFB" with the value 1

One quick registry edit, and I was back in business!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


My name is Brad McKuhen.

I am currently a Microsoft SQL Server Database Adminsitrator, DBA, & SQL Developer.

In past lives I have worked with SQL, SQL Server 7.0/2000/2005, T-SQL, Oracle's PL/SQL, Crystal Reports 8, 8.5, 9, VB 6, VBA, VBScript, & JScript.

I am CompTia A+ Certified and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Guten Abend.