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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Many Skype for Business users appreciate the convenience of Enterprise Voice. As a software-powered VoIP solution, it integrates with Outlook and Exchange and works with headsets and VoIP-enabled phones. While most organizations would love to utilize Enterprise Voice for all of their meetings, many encounter issues with the service.
Since ADFS environments depend on certificates, it’s important to make sure they don’t expire and wreak havoc on your organization. Most major issues with ADFS occur due to the expiration of certificates. So if users start complaining that they can’t access their Office 365 resources, certificate expirations could definitely be to blame.
User complaints about mailbox latencies are one of the most common issues that IT administrators face, and one of the most time-consuming to fix. Generally, an IT administrator will respond to complaints by asking if the issue is affecting everyone in the location.
Any IT administrator knows that when users complain about slowness accessing a mailbox, it’s usually tied to network latency. Still, there’s rarely enough information to confirm this is the case. And there’s no native proactive approach to checking and managing latency issues ahead of time.
Many organizations are migrating to Skype for Business Online, and for good reason. Migrating to the cloud takes away the need to buy hardware for servers and worry about upgrades and maintenance. Companies can save money on backup and disaster recovery as well.
When users are unable to access their mailbox or SharePoint on Office 365, this can sometimes be due to sync issues. Most organizations will use AAD connect (previously called DirSync, and AD sync) to sync their on-premise identities to their Office 365 environment, so it’s important that these two systems communicate to make it possible for users to access what they need on Office 365.
Active Directory Federation Services (AD Federation Services) is a feature of the Windows Server operating system that extends end users' single sign-on access to applications and systems outside the corporate firewall.
Cisco’s IronPort acts as a critical part of the messaging environment, so having visibility into the status of its health and usage is a must for businesses. If your IronPort fails, the entire email flow in your company shuts down, and nobody will be able to send or receive emails.
Fortunately, IronPort is a relatively robust system, so it shouldn’t completely crash on a regular basis. However, it is far more likely that you will experience issues in global email performance and quality of service due to performance and health issues. In many cases, users will begin to complain of a degradation in service involving issues with their email delivery.