Author Archives: Muditha Jayath Chathuranga

SharePoint Server 2016 Configuration Wizard Issue: The ‘ListInternal’ Attribute is Not Allowed

By | December 20, 2016

I came across this particular issue while I was deploying a single server SharePoint Server 2016 farm on Azure for a testing purpose. I had successfully deployed SharePoint Server 2016 few times before on Azure VMs by downloading the ISO file from MSDN. I haven’t had this particular issue until I tried to deploy a test… Read More »

Introducing: The Cloud Journal Webinars

By | December 5, 2016

A blog is an online journal to your ideas and experiences in a given category. In my case, the information technology is the base for my online journal. I started this blog about a year back to share my knowledge and experiences on Microsoft technologies that I’m working with or have an interest. I’m not… Read More »

Common Connectivity Issues Between Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook

By | November 24, 2016

Microsoft Outlook is the most popular and the recommended email client for users who use Microsoft Exchange Server as their email service. Microsoft Outlook offers convenient connectivity data synchronization with your Exchange Server and Microsoft Outlook uses Outlook Storage Table and Personal Storage Table (file extensions .ost and .pst respectively) data file types to store email,… Read More »

Disable Directory Synchronization in Office 365

By | November 21, 2016

Any organization that signs up with Office 365 are given 3 identity models to choose. The identity model you choose decides the level of control you as an admin have and the convenience for your users. Cloud identity Synchronized identity Federated identity When you use cloud identities, you would be provisioning your Office 365 users and other… Read More »

Exchange Online Remote Move Migration Woes: Migration Batch Completes with Zero Mailboxes Moved

By | November 20, 2016

A popular migration mode for organization with an on-premises deployment of Microsoft Exchange Server is to use remote move migration. During a migration, regardless of the migration mode, there can be issues that prevents a migration batch from succeeding. This post is about one of those issues which a customer of mine brought to me… Read More »

Deploy Office 365 Single Sign On with AD FS 3.0

By | October 27, 2016

 A question that gets asked more often by Office 365 customers is that what kinds of authentication methods does it offer? With Office 365, you have below 3 modes of providing identities to users of an organization. Cloud identity Synchronized identity Federated identity Out of these, security concerned organizations most of the time opt in… Read More »

Enable Office 365 Modern Authentication

By | October 27, 2016

If you have an Office 365 subscription, you can enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)1 for end users which will add an additional layer of security. Enabling MFA makes client apps to require an app password to authenticate to Office 365 services. App passwords are randomly generated, long strings, that are not easy to remember. Therefore it won’t… Read More »

Collab365 Global Conference 2016 Conludes Successfully

By | October 23, 2016

Collab365 Global Conference is an annual conference that runs for 24-hours straight. This conference is one of a kind and it facilitates a number of sessions on Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft SharePoint technologies. This conference is a totally free online conference which allows thousands of users to join from anywhere in the world.… Read More »

SharePoint Sri Lanka Monthly Gathering – October, 2016

By | October 14, 2016

Sri Lanka SharePoint Monthly Gathering organized by Sri Lanka SharePoint Forum was held at Microsoft Sri Lanka premises on 12th October, 2016. I had the privilege of speaking at this event on the topic Security, Privacy and Compliance in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. The gathering was kicked off by Office Servers and Services MVP, Malin… Read More »

Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator 8.3

By | October 9, 2016

Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator by Exchange Server Team is a tool that all Microsoft Exchange Server administrators should know about and have used at some point in their life. Initially released as Mailbox Server Role Calculator, this handy tool got re-branded as Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator in 2013. And Over the years, the… Read More »