Tag 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Azure AD Connect Sync Errors: UPN Changes Aren’t Synced

By | January 13, 2016

I was working at a customer’s location few days back on an Office 365 hybrid deployment. I faced an issue where one of the users that was being synced from the on-premises Active Directory was having a different UPN on the Azure AD. This user’s original UPN was changed in the on premises Active Directory because of… 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 »