But, is it always better? What is the impact and what are the advantages of one protocol over the other, specifically in your environment?
Tags: Microsoft, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365 monitoring, Skype for Business, cloud performance, skype for business monitoring, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365, Skype
Like most of the IT, the MSP business has been profoundly changed by the cloud era. MSP were mostly in charge of the run & maintain of clients infrastructure delivering applications to end-users. But now that a lot of these infrastructure moved to a PaaS, IaaS or SaaS model, the role of the MSP has become less strategic for many of their client.
It was not long ago that IT departments were relatively secluded from the rest of business operations. They went about their business fixing outages, installing new software, and generally maintaining services on their own.
Today, a major shift in how organizations use and adopt new technologies has created a need for better interoperability and communications between IT departments and the organizations they service.
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 to sync their on-premises 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.
Tags: Office 365 monitoring, ADFS, ADFS monitoring, Microsoft identity management, Azure AD Connect, ADFS performance, ADFS issue, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365
Today marks the 10th anniversary of my taking the reins at GSX.
It’s understandable if you aren’t aware of this day’s significance, but it’s anything other than “just another day” for me. While I am not tempted to celebrate by buying a fake Time magazine cover with my picture on it, I thought it would be a good occasion to look back and share the most crucial elements of these last ten years.
Since Microsoft announced the end of the support for the RPC protocol in Fall of 2017, this has been a vital question.
At GSX, we reveal the ‘facts behind emotions’ with our Robot Users. GSX Robot Users compare real performance in different environments (Outlook 2016 with Windows 10, Outlook 2013 with Windows 7) and typical network issues (packet loss, latency, etc.).
Skype for Business is a powerful part of Office 365, but oftentimes users encounter frustrating issues with the service. When you’re logged into Skype, you’re supposed to be able to share your status with others who are logged on. However, users often complain that this feature isn’t working.
Intel just exposed a major vulnerability in the x64 processor family. As a consequence, Microsoft will deliver a driver update in the next few days.
Today different forum experts forecast between 5 to 40% of degradation "depending on the task and processor model." Already patched Linux systems show more than 50% of degradation. The patch may have important consequences on environments and user experience.
Whenever a user complains about slowness in accessing a mailbox, IT administrators often suspect it’s due to an issue with the network. Still, they don’t always have enough information to confirm this.
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.