Anybody can learn
If you have never learned computer , now this is your chance to learn and support for the “Computer Science Education Week”. If you are willing to learn the course materials are free. Just learn and spread the word.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science.
Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org is producing CSEdWeek for the first time this year, held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). (Source http://csedweek.org/about)
If you haven’t already, start your own Hour of Code. Help us reach 1 billion lines of code!
Some stats so far
Different organization and BIG Boss of the industry are supporting for this cause.
Aaron Skonnard from pluralsight said
Even Khan Academy is supporting for this cause.
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education. The Code.org vision is that computer science should be part of the core curriculum in every school, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
I am learning courses from CodeAcademy and I am really happy with the content and the presentation.
Don’t wait , learn and be a part of the HISTORY.
In most of the website you might have noticed, the contact us or contact me link at the end. Once you click that it will open a new mail window of your default mail client and it will have the mention subject and a mail id in the to box. So we can achieve that with the below line of code.
in HTML5 I wrote this in the footer section in this way.
and it will appear like this
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Quote of the Day:
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
–John Calvin Coolidge
In my last post I wrote about the new feature “eye dropper” in PowerPoint 2013, this time I am writing about another features of PowerPoint.
How many of you used a screenshot in your presentation?
So you have used the paintbrush or other such tool to make it more good looking and then copy it to the presentation in your PowerPoint. You might have saved it and inserted it as a picture as well.
How about using any open window’s screen shot on the fly while designing your presentation and without any help of picture editing tools. Yes no need to take it to the paintbrush and giving it a final touch. Everything is ready for you in PowerPoint itself.
Open the Microsoft PowerPoint and you can start with a blank page or a template of your choice.
Now open the window from which you want to copy a screen shot to your PowerPoint presentation. Navigate to the page or the window and you are done. No copy, no screen capture, nothing. For example I opened my blog in IE i.e. web browser window.
Now lets get back to the PowerPoint presentation and click on Insert menu and take your mouse to the Screen Shot button of the Images area. Just keep it there and read the tooltip.
Take a screenshot!!!!!
Now click the Screenshot button with small camera and a plus image on it. It will display you a list of Available Windows, (the current opened one in your system). Now its time to pick up the one you want to insert as a screen shot. The dialogue box that appears is asking for a hyperlink to the page if it’s a browser window. Choice is yours…just go ahead
Remember my choice !!
…and what you thought … easy right . Just a few steps and we are ready with the screen shot.
Guess what… it opens with an option to edit the image , the picture tools is all set for you. Now edit your picture inside PowerPoint, instead of going to other picture editing tools.
Till next time “Happy Learning & Sharing”
It was Saturday, November 24, 2012 when the first SQLBangUG was hosted at Microsoft Signature Building, Bangalore, India. Vinod Kumar delivered the key note for the event with his unique style of welcoming all and introduced the speakers while explaining the core purpose of SQLBangalore User Group.
"Sharing is fun, sharing is learning"
I was lucky enough by getting a chance to present a session on SQL Server 2012 and would like to thank Vinod and Pinal for giving me an opportunity to deliver a a session at such a big event. Being a learner and a student this forum is going to help me a lot.
The First UG meet sessions were
1: T-SQL Pitfalls Speaker: Vinod Kumar M, MTC – Technology Architect
2: Top 5 SQL Server 2012 functions Speaker: Manas Ranjan Dash
3: Contained databases Speaker: Sudeepta Ganguly, Sr. Systems Engineer – Atos
4: Column Store Index in SQL Server 2012 Speaker: Pinal Dave, Evangelist – Pluralsight
Photo courtesy: Sandip Pani
Pinal Dave from Pluralsight gave away one year free subscription coupon of Pluralsight courses to one of the lucky audience and also he gave couple of his books and monthly coupons of Pluralsight to other attendees.
Sahal blogged about this event and this was written prior to the event which shows the excitement level of the participants and the enthusiasm to learn something new.
By December 18 the group had added 300 members to its list
The Second UG Meet was on Saturday, December 22, 2012
The sessions were as follows
1. Better together: Excel + SQL for Database Developers By Kamlesh Rao
2. Basics of Backups with SQL Server By Balmukund Lakhani, Microsoft
3. Intro to Indexing – Basics rediscovered By Sourabh Agarwal, PFE – Microsoft
4. Knowing sp_server_diagnostics output By Amit Banerjee, PFE, Microsoft
5. Tips and Tricks Session By Vinod Kumar, MTC – Architect
Amit Banerjee wrote a blog about the event which is the fastest ever published blog on SQLBang UG http://troubleshootingsql.com/2012/12/22/sql-bangalore-ug-meet/
Also an excellent coverage by our Super Star Balmukund Lakhani in his blog http://sqlserver-help.com/2012/12/23/coverage-report-sql-server-bangalore-user-group-meeting-2-22-december-2012/
and we did it! Crossed 400 Mark on 1st Jan 2013 ~ Balmukund Lakhani
Also we wished our members on new year day with this unique poster
The Third UG Meet was on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 which focused on EXCEL based visualizations
1: Tour of PowerPivot with Excel by Vinod Kumar
2: Advanced Excel Visualizations by S Anand
3: Introduction to PowerView with Excel by Selvakumar
4: Surprise SharePoint Session by Pinal Dave
SQL Bangalore se Balmukund Lakhani without Cameraman
We were forced to postpone the SQL user group meeting (scheduled for 23 Feb 2013) by a week due to some issues with the availability of speakers.
Great Discussion and Knowledge Sharing in FB page
In between all these sessions the FB page of SQLBang was fully occupied by members where they discussed some live issues and shared great knowledge about SQL Server and the trend is going on with a lot of enthusiasm.
Next UG meet on 2nd March 2013
So What are you waiting for… join the SQL Bangalore User Group and experience the power of sharing through learning and be a part of the next UG meet on 2nd March 2013
This UG meeting is about multi-dimensional concepts. This is completely different from the relational engine we are aware off. Register at here
1: Start your journey with Multidimensional using SSAS -by Sudhir Rawat (Microsoft)
2: Introduction to Cubes -by Deepthi Anantharam (Technology Evangelist)
3: SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services – Tabular Mode by Karan Gulati (Microsoft)
Today the group has welcomed its 791th member
What & where
Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SQLBangalore/events/
Twitter Hash Tag:
Download PPT from the Past sessions
SQL Bangalore UG se Manas Ranjan Dash
Till next “Keep Smiling”
Last year in December I participated in a unique contest by Microsoft SQL Server (FB page).
Enter the New Year Cover Photo Challenge and help us ring in 2013 with a ‘Happy New Year’ themed message to the SQL Server community! Submit an image or photo of your own design that we can use as our SQL Server Facebook page cover photo in January, and if your entry is selected as one of our four winners, you will also receive a SQL Server Swag Set worth over $150!
On 29th of December 2012 I got a mail from the Microsoft SQL Server team saying…
Hi there Manas,
Congratulations! You’ve been selected as a winner our New Year’s photo challenge!
They published the photo in their FB page and here is the link for the same SQL Server Cover Photo Challenge
On 18th February I received a parcel from USA where I found the following gift.
*** Sports Bottle, T shirt, SweatShirt, USB Flash Drive, USB Hub, Speaker
Thank you SQL Server and the team and special thanks to Katrina Munsell
Till next time “Keep Learning and Sharing”
“Be helpful, when you see a person without a smile…
Give them one if yours “
This is the first blog post on tips or tricks for MS-Office by me and am excited to start this series, but it may not be a series of post that you get everyday. When ever I come across a new features or some interesting things to share I will just summarize my learning here. I consider all my blog post as my personal database of my learning and for future use. It may or may not help you and all the blog post are just my learning , there may be better idea and process or option which you can go for. Feel free to read and think before you implement if its useful.
So here we go with one of the feature of Power Point 2013 …
Most of the time we get confused (am for sure) during color selection for a logo or a picture we saw somewhere say in a website and we need the same color for our logo.
So today we will take the help of Power Point and one of its new feature “eye dropper” which can be found form the format menu.
So Lets try to mimic the design (its a copy) of the new logo of Microsoft here. Check the below screen shot taken from Microsoft Power Point 2013 Preview and I will take you through designing this logo from Microsoft.com website
So start Power point 2013 and then take those four square (from Insert menu and select shape). Now when you copy and paste the first square and create other three you can see those are not in proper order and alignment with each other as required).
Even when you organize them in order Power point will help you by providing exact line-up from all the possible ways (Line-up and space objects equally). You can see those horizontal and vertical lines while moving the object and placing them in line-up with other.
Now you got the four square, its time to choose the color, look at the color at your target image. You have to decide the exact color, say for the first box whether its Orange…no its a red.. I think its a mix of orange and red. Oooopss!!!! Don’t worry lets ask Power point.
Select the First box, Go to Format – Shape Fill and select Eye Dropper. Now with out releasing the left mouse button go to the Internet explorer and click the first square in the Microsoft Logo(which you have opened already as www.microsoft.com).
Immediately you will find that your box (part of the logo) in Power Point is filled with the color that you selected from the website.
Now continue the same for all the four boxes and and the design is ready. You can select the borders to none from Shape Out line. Once you are done with all the finishing touch your logo is ready. If you want save the same as a png or a jpeg format and you have one image ready. Now choice is yours whether you want to design something with all the colors in the world .
Till next time “Happy Learning & Sharing”