How to Insert Table Into an Outlook Email?

In my previous blog I talked about the new features in Outlook. One of the features is the ability to Insert a table Into an Outlook Email. Let’s see how we can do this?

The Steps

  1. Click on “New Message”.
  2. Activate the Message tab. Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.13.56 PM
  3. Click on Table
  4. Select the Rows/Columns that you need Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 9.14.08 PM
  5. And then click on “Insert Table”




New Features in Outlook for Office 365

Outlook has come up with some new features. Now you can Insert a table directly Into Outlook rather than copying tables from Word or Excel. If your Office has locations in different time zones, you can add a 2nd timezone to your Outlook Calendar. And finally if you are travelling across timezones, Outlook would automatically adjust your Meetings to the new time zone.

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How to create a table in MYSQL that uses the same structure as an existing table?

There maybe times when you need to create a new table that uses the same structure as an existing table. I had this situation today, where I was working on a Test table in a database and then I needed to create a new table that would be used in production. And obviously the columns and primary key had to be the same. There are many ways where this could be achieved. One of the ways is to do it manually, which is fine until you are looking at a table that has 20 columns with constraints in almost every other column!

The simpler and faster way to replicate the structure of an existing table would be to use a SQL Query. And by a  query I don’t mean a complicated, convoluted query! It is in fact avery simple and straightforward.

This is the Query you need to use when you would want to create a new table that has the same structure of an existing table-

Create Table NewTable_Name Like OldTable_Name

Where NewTable_Name is the Name of the New Table


OldTable_Name is the name of the Old Table


Azure Cognitive Services: Handwriting Recognition

The Handwriting Recognition Service detects handwritten text. It helps one digitize notes. All you would have to do is take a picture of the text and feed it to the Azure Service. The Application would then detect the words written.

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I would encourage you all to try this service. It is free. Take an Image of your handwriting and upload it to this website 



How to run multiple Web-Applications simultaneously?

The short answer is to use a different port number. For Instance in Angular, the default port number for an application is 4200. If you want to run another application at the same time, you would have to use a different port number. Which brings us to a question-

How to change the port number for an application?

Different frameworks have their own ways to change port numbers. In Angular, one would have to type this command in the terminal in order to change the port number-

ng serve –port port_number

where port_number is the number that you Intend the application to use.

Notice that there are two “dashes” before port

For Example-

If you want the application to use port number 4401, then you would do this-

ng serve –port 4401





Azure Cognitive Services-Reading Text From An Image

The Azure Cognitive Services offers different API’s that use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. One of the API’s that they offer is the Computer Version API.  Using the Computer Vision API, you could analyze text from an Image. In other words, you could extract text from an Image.

For Example-

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This Image returns-“If we did, All, The Things….” I encourage you all to check this out by uploading Images of your own.

This is where you need to go


Muting a Site in Google Chrome

How many times have you gone to a website only to find out that there is a video that is playing on the background? It can definitely get quite annoying or embarrassing depending on where you are and how high the volume on your laptop is! Fortunately we have a way to tackle this problem.

In Google Chrome and most other browsers you can mute a site with the purpose of not hearing audio blaring out from your speakers.

How to Mute a Site?

  1. Open a website in Google Chrome.
  2. Right click on the website tab and you will get a set of options. Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 11.45.37 PM.png
  3. Select Mute Site

This ensures that you won’t be hearing audio from that site anymore unless you “unmute “it.