GSX Blog

Souping-up Office 365 Administration with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Organizations are seeing a growing need to control permissions with granularity to optimize processes and workflow. With role-based access control, or RBAC, access and entitlement are decided through granular methods. By using granularity as a process for authorization, organizations can control the access or entitlement of the requester for the requested resource. RBAC can help reduce employee downtime and manage access control policies more efficiently.

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Tags: Migration to Office 365, Office 365, office 365 admin center, Office 365 Administration, manage office 635, office 365 rbac

Microsoft SharePoint Pre-Migration Audit

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Ready to migrate your SharePoint environment, but not sure where to start?

If you plan to migrate SharePoint, whether to SharePoint 2013, 2016 or Office 365, gather an inventory of your environment before doing anything else.

Don’t assume you know what is happening in your current data environment. Conducting an inventory of your existing SharePoint system and assessing documents and data is crucial to understand what content you should migrate and what is happening in the environment before migration.

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Tags: MS SharePoint, SharePoint Online, SharePoint migration, Sharepoint Audit, GSX 365 Insights

Understanding Office 365 Performance Issues and How Metrics Can Help

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The rapid growth of Office 365 is undeniable. In a recent poll of IT decision makers, 78 percent indicated that they are currently using or planning to use Office 365 software and services. Office 365 has more than 85 million users, and is on track to reach 100 million users this year. However, many enterprises are running into network performance issues when they deploy Microsoft Office 365. Zscaler’s recent report shares how performance issues are impacting Office 365 users, with 70 percent of enterprises experiencing latency issues on a weekly basis.

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Tags: application performance management, application performance monitoring, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, outlook slow

Why Office 365 Monitoring Must Go Beyond the Service Health Dashboard

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Wed, Jun 07, 2017

 
When it comes to Office 365, Microsoft provides many tools that are helpful in giving administrators visibility into their service health, but there are some glaring gaps that make monitoring just as important as ever. The Office 365 Service Health Dashboard lets you know if there is anything impacting users, and provides status updates on each issue.

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Tags: application performance management, application performance monitoring, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, outlook slow, Office 365 servive health dashboard

Top Office 365 Issues: Mail Delay Complaints

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Tue, May 30, 2017


A top complaint with Microsoft Exchange Online is delays in sending and receiving emails. This leads to a loss of productivity among employees, and also takes up a lot of time for IT administrators.

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Tags: application performance monitoring, APM, Office 365 monitoring, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365, outlook slow

Network Performance: End-User Experience Matters Everywhere!

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, May 23, 2017

It’s almost impossible to get any work done when network performance issues get in the way. Research shows that network issues contribute to declines in revenue and end-user satisfaction, but it doesn’t take a breadth of data to know that outages are a major headache. That’s why it’s crucial for IT administrators to stay on top of network performance monitoring, anywhere, anytime.
So what do you do when users outside of your main office complain about slow networks or applications?

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Tags: application performance monitoring, APM, End user Experience, Network Performance, Network latency, Network Diagnostic, office 365 health, office 365 performance

WannaCry Attack- Why Auditing Your Office 365 Security Should Take Priority

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, May 16, 2017

Since Friday, there has been a brand new ransomware threat spreading very rapidly. It is called WannaCry (aka WCry, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, or Wana Decrypt0r). The attack does not directly affect the Office 365 service; however it proves that large companies are not safe when it comes to coordinated cyber attacks that target their data security.

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Tags: Office 365, office 365 admin center, Office 365 management, office 365 audit, office 365 security, SysAdmin Top Issues, manage Office 365, wannacry, cyberattack

The Magical World of Domino to Exchange & Office 365 Coexistence

Posted by Gary Steere on Tue, May 09, 2017

   
If you know me or if you have read my bio on the GSX website, then you know that I have spent a good portion of my recent career deeply involved in the migration and interoperability of Lotus Notes (aka IBM Notes) and Domino to Microsoft Exchange Server as well as Microsoft Office 365.

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Tags: office 365 migration, Domino migration, GSX Coexistence Monitoring, Messaging Coexistence, Coexistence Package

Why You Need a Monitoring Solution for Coexistence Packages

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, May 02, 2017


When organizations migrate from Domino to their new on-premises,
cloud, or hybrid Microsoft Exchange environment, there is a period of
time when users and applications exist on both platforms.
IT administrators know this is a precarious state to be in.

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Tags: Migration, office 365 migration, Domino migration, GSX Coexistence Monitoring, Messaging Coexistence, Coexistence Package

Why Office 365 Administration Portal Doesn’t Make The Cut For Large Businesses

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Wed, Apr 26, 2017

For small businesses, managing Office 365 is a simple and straightforward process. But for large, complex, and global organizations, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Microsoft Office 365 administration portal was not built to handle day-to-day operations belonging to large volumes of users, or licenses, whether you are in hybrid, cloud only or multitenant environments. Microsoft’s built-in tools have strong limitations when it comes to managing users or delegating administration.

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Tags: office 365 admin center, Office 365 management, Office 365 Administration, SysAdmin Top Issues, manage Office 365, Office 365 user management