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ExpressRoute & Office 365 performance- Still sitting on the fence?

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Many companies, large and small are familiar with Azure ExpressRoute – a direct connection to Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure. ExpressRoute allows organizations to extend their base network into the Microsoft Cloud. It creates a direct, private link between Microsoft data centers and local network infrastructures. By doing so, ExpressRoute offers higher security, reliability, and speeds with lower latencies than typical connections over the Internet.

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Tags: Office 365, office 365 performance, manage Office 365, ExpressRoute, Azure ExpressRoute

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

Top Office 365 Issues: Poor Skype for Business Call Quality

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Thu, Apr 06, 2017

 
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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Tags: Office 365 monitoring, skype for business issue, Skype for business performance, skype for business monitoring, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365

Top Office 365 Issues: Certificate errors on federated environments

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Tue, Mar 28, 2017

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. 

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Tags: Office 365 monitoring, ADFS monitoring, ADFS performance, ADFS issue, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365

How MSPs can help organizations with proactive Office 365 monitoring

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Organizations migrating to Microsoft Office 365 face both an opportunity and a threat. Once an MSP’s customer is on Office 365, what happens next? MSPs want to keep the relationship they developed before and during the migration by helping to transform the organization’s infrastructure, making it more reliable and cost efficient. Here, I’ll share how to continue to generate value after the migration with proactive monitoring.

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Tags: GSX Robot User, Office 365, Managed Service Provider, MSP, office 365 performance

Top Office 365 Issues: Mailbox Latency Complaints

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Tue, Mar 07, 2017

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.

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Tags: Office 365 monitoring, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365, mailbox latency, Office 365 mailbox latency, Exchange Online latency

Top Office 365 Issues: High Network Latency

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Tue, Feb 28, 2017


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.

 

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Tags: Office 365 monitoring, Network latency, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365