Category: Technology

Fixed: iMessage Activation Error

Ever since I switched from an Android phone to iPhone (which was almost in 2018), I always failed to get my iMessage and FaceTime activation. One fine day I was browsing through the settings of my iPhone and I came across an option that said “Share Name and Photo” using which you can share your ...

How to Add Outlook.com Calendar to Outlook Desktop App

I recently moved jobs. (Yayy!!!) And with the job change have come many changes to processes, devices, deadlines etc. Today, I want to talk about one of the technical challenges I had faced and couldn’t find a straight forward solution for it online. In the end, I was able to figure out how to get ...

Solved: Plugged In, Not Charging Issue

Two years ago, when I was given an option to purchase a laptop of my choice at work, I chose a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Even after using it for two years, I think I couldn’t have chosen a better computer. It is powerful, sturdy, and light!  Recently, I entered into my office on a ...

How Satya Nadella Changed Microsoft?

I read an article on Quartz describing how Satya Nadella used his philosophy and leadership style to transform the culture at Microsoft, a 130,000 employee company. The article was very interesting, and as a follower of Satya, I couldn’t resist myself from sharing the article. Here it goes: It was March 27, 2014, and Satya Nadella was ...

How to Create A Database on Azure in Minutes?

With Azure, Microsoft is trying to make everything as simple as possible for users. This helps users spend minimal time on infrastructure setup and focus on working to get their functionality implemented. I think this is just one more way Microsoft is sticking to its CEO’s mission of helping people and organizations increase their productivity. ...

Why Google Should Not Discontinue Inbox

With Google reminding me about Inbox’s sunset every time I use it, I thought I should write a brief blog post to make my case for not discontinuing Inbox. I have been using Google’s Inbox by Gmail since 2016 and was always impressed with it. I must admit, this has been the best email app I have ...

How to Create a MariaDB Database in Azure

According to Wikipedia, MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU GRP. Development was led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. Creating a MariaDB database ...

How to Create a MySQL Database in Azure

MySQL is an open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL). Azure Database for MySQL is a managed service that allows users to deploy, manage, and scale highly available MySQL databases on Azure. Creating a MySQL database in Azure is an easy process as described below: 1.  Open your Azure portal and ...

How to Create a PostgreSQL Database in Azure

PostgreSQL (fun fact: pronounced as “post-gress-Q-L”)  is an open source relational database management system (DBMS) developed by a worldwide team of volunteers. PostgreSQL, just like any other open source software, is not controlled by any corporation or other private entity. The source code for PostgreSQL is available for free for anyone.  Azure PostgreSQL is fully managed database ...

How to Create a SQL Database in Azure

Using Azure, you can create a SQL Database in just a few seconds without having to worry about setting up the infrastructure or any related software. Additionally, Azure SQL databases allow you to connect using your preferred operating system, and programming language such as ADO.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python, and Ruby. You can easily create ...