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Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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The version of Windows on my computer was Windows 10 Professional Insider Preview. I am getting out although I wanted to see the new stuff with the Insiders version, but became impossible to work with the desktop. Everything hung up or was so slow to load, I felt excruciating pain...
The version of Windows on my computer is Windows 10 Professional Insider Preview. I have faced couple of problems. I opted for the preview recently and immediately I could not do many things that were routine. I could not install the Acrobat Reader DC, a very common place task.The...
I tried to launch Acrobat Reader DC which of course got installed (first time with Chrome) . However when I try to open Acrobat nothing happens. I uninstalled both Chrome and Acrobat Reader DC. The I tried to install just Acrobat Reader DC which was successful but  it did not open...
You stay connected and stay informed with Infotainment systemsWe are seeing enormous changes in the infotainment systems by the many vendors catering to the auto lovers. All most all auto vendors have some kind of infotainment system. Which is better?Probably the answer will change fro...
We saw in the previous post and here how to encrypt using the EncryptByPassPhrase() function.We will use the same encrypted text and decrypt it using the same PassPhrase used to create it.We use the reverse function DecryptByPassPhrase() which takes two arguments, the first is the Pass...
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You could keep your email addresses and passwords in SQL Server database table. You could get a free copy of your SQL Server from a Microsoft download site. While the email addresses can be kept un-encrypted, you may want to keep your passwords in an encrypted column of a table. If wan...
Remember the millenium bug fiasco. It happenned in Year 2000.This is what chronicled in Wikipedia:"The Year 2000 problem is also known as the Y2K problem, the Millennium bug, the Y2K bug, or Y2K. Problems resulted because people, including programmers, reduced the four-digit year to tw...
It looked beautiful and it had my choice of color too. You can get not only single tone but also two-tone exterior colors. Price does not look too bad. Actually autos are cheaper now than a couple of years ago.This one is from Toyota,"With its beautifully sculptured crossover design, r...
Windows versions, Windows Vista, Windows ME, Windows XP, etc. are soon to end.The reason being Windows OS will be offered as a Service - that is there is a new model for Windows- Windows as a Service.Details of this model are in the video at the end of the post. But, if you are impatie...
In your SSMS on your computer you can use the Generate Scripts drop-down menu to create scripts for database objects as shown here for Northwind database on SQL Server 2016 SP1.The above is for SQL Server on Windows Platform. However, mssql-scripts tool provide the same functionality a...
Adobe itself concedes that Adobe Flash need to go and will turn-off Adobe Flash by 2020. Adobe in the mean time will migrate users to other programs.Why did Adobe take that decision?Two things, flash plug-ins are insecure, the other, the emergence of HTML5. Why keep something that can ...
This happened on our Samsung Model UN46F7500AF Smart TV purchased in 2013 but the Model began selling in 2012. Speaking to the Samsung support team in USA gives me the feeling that YouTube created a new platform and that the older TV (Prior to 2012) does not support the new YouTube pla...
It is exactly what it says. Single Page Applications (SPAs) are web applications with a single web page that uses AJAX for its dynamic interactions. As page refresh is on the client side the SPAs can have downside of performance degradation if they are not properly designed and SEO opt...
These are basically used for textual information related data types. There is a strong recommendation not to use ntext as it is not going to be supported.These are their definitions from Microsoft Documentation.ntext (National Text):Variable-length Unicode data with a maximum string le...
SQL Server Management Studio 17.1 does well in backing up a Northwind database to a SQL Server 2012 Express (x32bit) on Windows 10 OS.A backup of Northwind database was obtained from the Codeplex site and was saved to one of the folders on a Dell computer with Windows 10 OS. The comput...
Power Shell does not like white spaces. While it may like or .  I got stumped for while as I started getting this exception.The trick to do this changing directory is to use double quotes around words with white spaces as shown here.I have Power Shell 5.0 on my Windows 10 Pro OS.
Microsoft SQL Server is for accessing data and Microsoft Graph is to access the myriad of things that are not really part of the database. The thing that spring to the mind are thins like, emails; your devices; the teams you work with; calendars; files; messages, peoples etc..Also read...
Things are changing very fast, especially in the STEM area. Do not wait to get qualified. IT industry  requires a lot of people (of course, with right skills). Learning is both time intensive and expensive in many cases. There are, low cost but very effective training programs, th...
The July 5 version of Microsoft Power BI Desktop can be downloaded from here:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45331The details of this version  are hereSummary of new/improvements:Reporting    New table & matrix visuals are now generally ...
Cloud and Big Data has made a lot of changes...Big Data exposure with Oracle and MicrosoftThe above title and the below paragraph is from the following link:http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/07/oracle-corporation-orcl-launches-big-data-sql/"Moerdler rates Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) as ...
Day 8:A long bus ride from Vienna to Prague. There are places to stop in between for lunch and breakfast. We stopped at a roadside restaurant at a place called Melikana about an hour before reaching Prague. It's a buffet style lunch with lots of buses arriving simultaneously making it ...
We went from Vienna to Dürnstein, after about an hour or more of bus ride. We did some sightseeing of this town with the fabled blue church over the hill and 16th century residences. It was typically a town for tourists with lots of shops, restaurants, wine shops etc. on both sides of ...
Microsoft Stream is meant as a replacement for Office 365 Video service. Microsoft Stream is video service for business users.Microsoft is always aiming at corporate users and this service allows for uploading, sharing, managing and viewing corporate video for company-wide education an...
AngularJS directives are extensions of HTML markups. They are one of several components of AngularJS. Directives can be attributes, element names, CSS class etc. AngularJS script reference is important and the script can be found here:https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.2...
We could visit quite a few places. It was a very warm day and one can get quite tired.Rococo style Schönbrunn Palace (UN Heritage Site) and its environs The palace museum is huge and it reflected the opulence of the times. Room after room filled with art objects; huge mirrors; chandeli...
We visited the picturesque town of Szentendre on the bank of Danube in Hungary not too far from Budapest. It is easy to reach there by bus. It is truly picturesque as you see in the pictures and if you are into painting you may like to visit. It has a beautiful church and there are res...
It was more like a free time in Budapest.We visited the World Heritage listed Gellert-Hegy (Hills) from where one can see the bend in the Danube river. The panoramic view is great. It was somewhat a hot day in June but it was quite breezy. We went up part of the way in a taxi (about 5 ...
Into the 3rd day of our European visit we toured Budapest by bus. We had a local guide who spoke reasonable English. Our tour director spoke English, German and Czech.Touring a city by bus (Inside the bus) has advantages as you cover many places. The downside is you miss 'your feet on ...
We left Arcotel Castellani early after breakfast around 8:00 AM in our bus. It takes just 30 or 40 minutes to reach Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, a mere 16.6 miles from Salzburg. This area is famous for its salt deposits and provided a rich commodity and a source of revenue for the people ...
This is day 12 of our European tour and it was as exciting as it was tiring. We stayed at the Arcotel Castellani, Salzburg . It was quite comfortable and the breakfast was OK.The Mirabel garden soon after the lifting of  rain was most beautiful, perhaps at its best. The city is di...
Český Krumlov is on the World Heritage list 1992. It is very beautiful with the castle, the monastery, and the gardens. A place you must visit if you are anywhere near Prague or Salzburg. Its early owners were Germans later acquired by Czechs.You must see to believe how beautiful it is...
Course summary:Databases - organized repositories of information have become indispensable. Knowledge of databases is a must for professionals and in fact even more relevant since the emergence of Big Data in today's world.In this introductory course you will learn all about relat...
There is a nice shopping center in Andel and many good eating places. Andel is well connected with many of the other places by Prague Metro which is clean and well run.Mustek is part of Prague which has many churches, places of interest and other attractions. It has a lot of open air r...
Prague is a historic place with lots of church spires and Baroque architecture; a city cut in two by the Vltava river. Charles Bridge connects the two halves, the old town and the new. It is a truly beautiful city with ancient churches and history dating back to the Roman Empire. We ha...
You create a video and you want it the way Picasso or Monet would have visualized it. Can it be done? The answers appears to be answered by Facebook's Caffe2Go. It was easy with stills as many programs do it, but with a video it is another thing.Caffe2Go is supposed to be third iterati...
A full-text catalog is a logical container where a group of full-text indexes are stored. A full-text catalog is needed before you can create a full-text index. Full-text catalog is a virtual object and does not belong to the file group.In order to text search a full-text index will be...
This is the classic example of getting out of one problem and getting into another.I had the virus problem (probably the ransomeware except that I did not click on any link and the threatening page did not go away after a reboot, etc.) on my Toshiba tablet with Windows 10 and decided t...
"Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft's globally distributed, multi-model database. With the click of a button, Azure Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure's geographic regions. It offers throughput, latency, availability...
Updated information: SQL Server 2016 SP1 will be used This hands-on course will provide you with the ability to create cutting edge reports using Microsoft's latest reporting services product, SQL Server 2012. The course is offered by the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training...