Category Archives: Azure

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Microsoft Announced Enhanced Migration And Disaster Recovery For VMWare Using ASR

By | January 12, 2016

The Azure Site Recovery service contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy by orchestrating replication, failover and recovery of virtual machines and physical servers. Machines can be replicated to a secondary on-premises data center or in this case, to Azure. Much awaited update for VMWare migration and disaster recovery with ASR is… Read More »

Azure DNS: Microsoft’s Answer To Amazon Route 53

By | January 8, 2016

Azure DNS is Microsoft’s answer to AWS’ DNS hosting service Route 53. Azure DNS lets you host your DNS domains on the cloud using Microsoft Azure infrastructure. Since Microsoft’s data centers are spanned around the globe, with the use of anycast technology, queries are served from the closest DNS server available. This helps with faster name resolution regardless of… Read More »