Author Archives: Muditha Jayath Chathuranga

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 »

System Center Universe APAC – 2016

System Center Universe APAC, a.k.a SCU APAC is the APAC region’s leading cloud and data center conference organized by Infront Consulting Group and Microsoft MVPs. This year the conference was held in March 8th and 9th in Sheraton Imperial Hotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I had the opportunity of delivering a joint session with Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP Susantha… Read More »

Start Services Automatically in CentOS 7

By | February 19, 2016

One of the problems we all face as system administrators is that making sure every critical service is up and running at all times in our servers. If a critical service such as the database server service crashes, application that are dependent on the service wouldn’t function. For example, the server which I have hosted this… Read More »