GSX Blog

Digital Experience Monitoring and the New Governance of the Cloud

Posted by Antoine Leboyer on Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The painting on the wall is clear: the growth of the cloud is a new driver of innovation and projects worldwide. Cloud computing started as a way to improve servers, initially used for development purposes and startups wanting to avoid unnecessary expenses. When IT departments realized the ability for cloud deployments to scale, the cloud became an attractive value proposition. This has allowed IT departments to refocus on value-added tasks, rather than spending days patching servers at data centers.

Much like Google once accelerated learning by popularizing search technology, cloud computing is now accelerating the adoption of new innovations. For example, Artificial Intelligence APIs are now ready for integration into cloud-based platforms.

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Tags: Cloud, Hybrid Monitoring, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Governance, Exchange, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, Digital experience monitoring

Troubleshooting Skype for Business Online Performance Complaints

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Since it provides real-time communication, Skype for Business Online is perhaps the most sensitive Office 365 service. Users report experiencing latencies that distort sound, slow down or interrupt calls, and cause other service issues. That’s why Microsoft and Gartner always recommend assessing the ability of your network to deliver a good user experience, even in remote locations.

While assessment is a good first step, improvement is better. Continuously monitoring that everything runs its best can help avoid future service issues.

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Tags: Cloud, GSX Robot User, Hybrid Monitoring, Messaging, Office 365, Microsoft Office 365, Troubleshooting, Skype for Business, hybrid environments, Skype monitoring, skype for business issue, Skype for business performance, RoboTech

How To: Great Office 365 Performance and User Experience!

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Thu, Nov 16, 2017

GSX Solutions is a specialist in optimizing the performance of Office 365 services. We’ve worked with many enterprise customers, measuring their end-user experience with our Robot Users and analyzing the results in PowerBI.

We faced many cases where enterprises customers already had the Office 365 licenses (E3 but mostly E5) but were struggling to use them to their full potential because their first tests and early deployments showed performance issues with their remote locations.

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Tags: Cloud, GSX Robot User, Hybrid Monitoring, Migration, Hybrid, Migration to Office 365, on-premises solutions, Microsoft Office 365, hybrid environments, Use cases, RoboTech, business cases

Office 365 Support Ticket Reduction

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Thu, Nov 09, 2017


GSX Solutions is the specialist of Office 365 services performance optimization. We’ve worked with many enterprise customers measuring their end-user experience thanks to our Robot Users. We have the expertise, want to share the knowledge with you and explain real business cases that we faced with our customers.

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Tags: Cloud, Hybrid Monitoring, Migration, Hybrid, MS SharePoint, Migration to Office 365, on-premises solutions, Exchange, Microsoft Office 365, End user Experience, Network, SharePoint Online, Use cases

Office 365 Migration: User Satisfaction is the Key Factor to Measure Success

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Thu, Nov 02, 2017

GSX Solutions is the specialist of Office 365 services performance optimization. We’ve worked with many Enterprise customers measuring their end-user experience thanks to our Robot Users. We have the expertise and want to share the knowledge with you and explain real business case that we faced with our customers.

Context of the Company

  • Largest financial company of Canada.
  • Moving from Exchange 2013 to Office 365 Exchange Online.
  • First batch included 90,000 mailboxes.
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Tags: Microsoft Exchange, Cloud, Hybrid Monitoring, Migration, Hybrid, Migration to Office 365, Exchange, Exchange Online, Microsoft Office 365, End user Experience, Use cases

How GSX displays and analyzes the Office 365 end-user experience

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Oct 24, 2017

At GSX we spend our time trying to make your life easier. For that, we’ve developed the only technology that is able to measure the end-user experience of your Office 365 full cloud or hybrid deployment.

We’ve seen in a recent post how the GSX Robot User constantly performs actions on Office 365 services and the Microsoft on-premises server (for hybrid deployment) and then collects its performance statistics to give you clarity on the services that are really delivered.

In this post we will explain how to read the PowerBI dashboard that we build from the statistics we collect. You can access some of the dashboard we created for our customers on this page.

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Tags: hybrid cloud, Cloud, GSX Robot User, End user Experience, office 365 reporting, office 365 performance, Office 365 Hybrid, PowerBI Dashboard, PowerBI

How do you measure success of your Office 365 migration?

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

When you invest in Office 365, the next step is to embark on a successful migration so that your business processes go on without interruption. Many organizations fail to realize just how important this is. Take, for example, an insurance company that just started on their Office 365 migration project by migrating 500 mailboxes per night. Some recently migrated users start complaining that there is content missing from their folders, and their mailboxes are unavailable. The number of help desk calls is rising fast, and the organization is only troubleshooting as a reactive measure. The insurance company sees a big impact on their business line productivity.

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Tags: Cloud, Migration, Office 365, office 365 reporting, Usage Diagnostics, office 365 reports

The new GSX 365 Security Audit helps administrators secure their cloud environments

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Jan 17, 2017

An organization’s employees perform millions of actions on Office 365 each day, so it’s important for administrators to have tools to investigate incidents that occur which could threaten the security of the network. Administrators need to be able to find out who is responsible for each incident, and what actions need to be taken to resolve vulnerabilities in your Office 365 environment.

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Tags: Cloud, Office365, Audit, Security, office 365 audit, office 365 security, office 365 auditing

Save Hours a Day by Automating your Exchange Server Health Checks

Posted by Gregoire Lecomte on Tue, Nov 29, 2016

A good storekeeper prepares his shop before opening each day, and cleans it up at night for the next day. Why should your organization be any different? Running daily health checks ensures that your end-users have a good experience when ramping up in the morning, and that they don’t experience any outages throughout the day.

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Tags: Cloud, exchange server, Exchange monitoring, Office 365

All the tools you need to drive your cloud deployments efficiently

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Mon, Nov 16, 2015

GSX to Lead Presentation on Proactive Office 365 Monitoring Strategies at Cloud Admin Conference 2015

When your organization makes the move to Office 365, the business-critical part of your IT is outsourced and lives on its own, independently from the rest of your IT. Managing your infrastructure can thus become more challenging and complex, as you’ll need to monitor and track additional indicators to gain insight into the performance status and availability of your applications. This isn’t always easy to do, and it can be easy to feel like you’ve lost some control over monitoring and tracking your IT environments.

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Tags: Cloud, Tips and Tricks PowerShell, Office 365, Cloud Admin Conf