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.
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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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
IT applications are built around the end-user experience, and as moreGSX customers transition from on-premises to hybrid service delivery, we’ve faced many latency issues that have negatively affected the end-user. However, ensuring that our infrastructure provides the best end-user experience, when we don’t always have the root cause, is really dependent on the network.
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.
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