Tag Archives: Cloud

Sri Lanka IT Pro Meetup – December, 2016

By | December 30, 2016

Sri Lanka IT Pro Forum Meetup organized by Sri Lanka IT Pro Forum was held at Microsoft Sri Lanka premises on 29th December, 2016. This was the final meetup of the Sri Lanka IT Pro Forum for the year 2016. I had the privilege of speaking at this event on the topic Protecting Corporate Data with Microsoft… Read More »

Experts Live Asia Pacific – 2017

By | December 29, 2016

Howdy readers? I am glad to announce that I have been selected as a speaker at Experts Live Asia Pacific 2017 conference in Kuala Lumpur. I will be speaking about Cloud App Security on Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security suite under the topic “Gaining Visibility, Control, and Protection for Cloud Applications with Microsoft Cloud App… Read More »

Workaround to Set a Custom Cover for Channels in Microsoft Stream Preview

Since the preview release of Microsoft Stream, the newest video sharing and management platform for businesses. Although it is in preview state, the service is pretty neat and very convenient to use. With a few clicks you can upload your videos and manage them. However, one feature I noticed lacking is, channels created in Stream… Read More »

Getting Started with Microsoft Stream

Microsoft announced the release of a new addition to the Office 365 collaboration platform named Microsoft Stream on 18th July, 2016. This new addition provides a secure cloud platform to share and manage work videos. Currently in it is in preview and we do not have many details on pricing and feature availability yet. Video… Read More »

Audit Log Search in Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

When an organization has a large user base or has a geographically spanned presence, it is normal to have grow the IT department as well in order to administer the organization’s IT infrastructure. A common requirement when the number of people that have access to a system is greater is that the ability to track… 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 »

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 »