Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Do more tabs means more memory usage in Chrome?

I think the more tabs you open in any browser the more memory is used, not particularly Chrome.
Chrome has a task manager of its open which you can open from a Chrome browser.

You just bring up this Task Manager and watch the Task Manager as you open in new tabs. Here are some pictures for you to see. There are no extensions right now, just the browser. Start with just the browser and go on adding tabs.

Windows 10 Insider build related errors

I am in the Windows 10 Insider program and I have noticed some 'bizzare' displays quite unexplicable. I believe they manifest whenever there is some kind of attack from an external site.
These appear to manifest during such an attack. I have felt that the computer has slowed down and the Windows Explorer has lost some control.

Sometimes they go away if you empty past history, cookies, etc.

Look at what happens when I do a right click on desktop.

Insider Problem.png

This should have been this:

Look at the contextual menu of a desktop folder.


Instead of this:

Look at this empty content.

More importantly I strongly believe that my Report Builder UI related errors are because of the Insider Build.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

What is the latest Windows 10 release version?

If you work with Windows 10 you better know what version you are using. Additionally, if you are in the Windows Insider program you better know the build you are using.

Windows OS updates are automatic. The Insider builds may interfere with your other programs. I noticed it accidentally and could not make something work which worked like a clock earlier.

The Windows 10 release information my be found here:

Here it is all tabulated:

Windows 10 Versions.png

Friday, November 17, 2017

Can you create a subscription in SQL Server Reporting Services to deliver to Public folder?

Public folder is shared by all the users of a computer and you should have no problem creating a subscription to deliver to the Public folder. Provide the UNC path to the folder.

Here is a subscription.

This subscription delivered a report to the Public folder.

What is a Public folder on Windows 10?

This is a very useful feature if you want to share files with other users of the computer. If your computer has others users you should be aware of the existence of this feature. Public folder is therefore available to all users, a shared folder. any user who can log into the computer can access the Public folder without any other permission. If you and your users are working on a common document then it is easy to colloboratively work on the document using the Public folder by moving the document to the folder.

You can find Public folder here (C:\Users\) :


The folder contents are as shown. Foxit Software is not one of the defaults, the others are and to begin with they are all empty. You move related files that your other users can access.


These are the visible items and there are few hidden ones.

In the folder's View menu, place check mark on Hiddem items as shown.


The folders Libraries and Public Account Pictures are the hidden items. The Public Desktop folder, also hidden contains applications that are shared. Usually the installed software asks at installation time whether you want the app shared and if you have clicked YES, you will find them here as in my case.


From the properties of this folder you can make changes to the security and access advanced properties as well.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Do you need a CIO or a CEO? What is CDO or WhoIs CDO?

What we more importantly need is a CDO.

CDO is Chief Data officer(DBA in disguise?) who can mesmerize your customers with the infinite possibilities of data analytics.

Well, you also need a CAO, the Chief Analytics Officer.

Here is a play on the anagrams from Gannet.

Friday, November 10, 2017

What is XMLNotepad and where do you get it?

XMLNotepad is a Microsoft tool, an XML editor. You can easily open an XML documents using this tool. It is very useful and very informative.

You can get the latest version from the Codeplex site here:

Go to this link.

Click on downloadable installer.
This will take you to the site where you can download the Microsoft XML Notepad.


This application requires .NET 4.0. If it is not available in your computer (look inside Programs and features in Control panel). If you do not have this, you can download and install from here:

Click on Microsoft XML Notepad which brings up the following:


Click Install. It will install directly from a server on the internet and you may see this window.


After a while the application gets downloaded and you should see in your All Programs as shown


You can get the user interface of this application by clicking the shortcut in the above.