Author Archives: Muditha Jayath Chathuranga

Create Your Own PowerShell Module For Exchange Online

Many Office 365 administrators prefer to use PowerShell in their day-to-day administration tasks as it offers much more control in their environment over the GUI. When you’re connecting to Exchange Online from PowerShell, it uses a technique called PowerShell Implicit Remoting. Folks who are familiar with PowerShell know what Implicit Remoting is. Implicit Remoting is… Read More »

Self Service Password Reset In Office 365

 A question I get every now and then is, “Does it have to be administrator’s job to reset user passwords?”. Though the answer to that question heavily depends on an organization’s compliance policies and practices, I stand with the idea that an administrator resetting a user password should be the last resort. It may not be a… Read More »

Multi-Factor Authentication in Office 365

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the concept that hardens the security of authentication services by adding an additional layer of verification to conventional user name and password based authentication. For example, this could be an SMS, a phone call or smart card, etc… MFA has been around in the industry for quite some time now and many of us have… Read More »

Quarterly Exchange Updates: June 2016

As usual, Microsoft Exchange Team has posted a new blog post with a list of latest cumulative updates for Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2013 for the quarter ending in June, 2016. As per the official blog by Microsoft Exchange Team, In addition to normal fixes to customer reported issues, these releases also include… Read More »

WordPress with MS SQL Databases

During the past half decade I’ve deployed my share of WordPress sites. Though my background primarily revolves around Microsoft technologies, many of those deployments were on top of some kind of a Linux distribution due to the nature of WordPress that it was originally optimized for LAMP stack. However, there have been a couple of Windows… Read More »

Control Send / Receive Limitations In Exchange Online

Every Exchange Online user in Office 365 has the capability of sending and receiving email messages up to 150MB in size. To utilize the maximum allowed limits, you’ll have to use the Outlook client. To learn more about Exchange Online limitations, navigate to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/exchange-online-limits.aspx#MessageLimits However, some organization may not be very happy to give their users… Read More »

Azure Site Recovery Support For ARM Is Now GA

With a plethora of projects that I’m currently working on, I got some time to sit down to write a new post. Almost two months since I last posted an article. Today, this is more of an announcement type than a how-to post. Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is a component of Backup and Disaster Recovery solution bundled in Microsoft Operations… Read More »

Azure Roadshow Colombo – 2016

For the second consecutive year in Sri Lanka, Microsoft MVPs along with the community leaders, Microsoft Sri Lanka and leading Microsoft Cloud partners brought you the “Azure Roadshow 2016” on 29th April, Sri Lanka’s Leading System Center and Azure Cloud Conference. The event was a one-day technical deep dive event with two parallel tracks on IT… Read More »

Enable DKIM Signing for Outbound Emails in Exchange Online Protection

Last year Microsoft announced support for DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) signing for outbound emails in Office 365. If you are wondering what DKIM is, below is an excerpt from Microsoft blog describing what DKIM is in its simplest form. DKIM permits the person, role or organization, who owns the signing domain, to claim some responsibility for… Read More »