GSX Blog

How GSX measures the end-user experience in Office 365 hybrid deployment

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Office 365 provides the best collaborative SaaS solution on the market. Keep in mind that a Microsoft SLA is only valid within a Microsoft datacenter. Once outside it, and without the GSX Robot User User, you have no data and hence no visibility into the quality of the service delivered to the end-user.

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Tags: GSX Robot User, Hybrid Monitoring, Hybrid, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365 monitoring, cloud migration, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM

Public Sector is accelerating transition to Hybrid Cloud

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The United States government is starting to take its own technology infrastructure more seriously, increasing its focus on security and efficiency by moving away from outdated IT systems. Next year, the federal technology budget could increase by up to $1.6 billion, to a total of $95.7 billion a year. The U.S. government plans to move agencies off of legacy IT systems that are eating up budgets, and onto more secure, cloud-based systems.

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Tags: Hybrid Monitoring, Hybrid, public cloud, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365 monitoring, cloud migration, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM

AirWatch URL endpoints are not responding

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Wed, Oct 11, 2017

In today’s world, employees demand around-the-clock access to their email accounts from any device. That’s why solutions like VMWare’s Airwatch are so important. But when Airwatch fails, an organization’s entire email system can falter, making server endpoints unreachable and crushing productivity and communication.

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Tags: Service Delivery, MDM, BYOD, End user Experience, Network latency, GSX for Airwatch, vmware airwatch, airwatch monitoring, UEM

The Truth Remains- User Experience is Everything

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Hybrid scenarios are complex, involving both on-premises and cloud components. How many people truly know about what it takes to integrate platforms, what exchange migration is, or how to even really define the cloud?

Whether or not businesses are educated in these everyday solutions, complexities will always show up and come second to improving the product sets ease of use.

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Tags: APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, Office 365 Experience

Navigating User Expectations in a New Office 365 Hybrid World

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Sep 26, 2017


As technology changes, so does user experiences and expectations. The technology shift from computer mainframes to cloud computing brought about a host of new challenges for IT administrators to manage; and how we handle end users’ complaints must be carefully considered within the scope of how the technology has changed.

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Tags: application performance management, application performance monitoring, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, outlook slow, DEM, Office 365 Hybrid

How GSX for AirWatch Helps Organizations Access Email 24/7

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Tue, Sep 19, 2017

In today’s world, employees require 24/7 access to their email accounts from any device so they can work remotely. Using email on mobile devices requires a complex chain of command that involves network components, email delivery systems, and an MDM application such as AirWatch.

But what happens when AirWatch fails? Email flow is shut down completely for remote workers on their mobile devices, killing productivity and communication.

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Tags: Mobile Device Management, MDM, APM, End user Experience, GSX for Airwatch, vmware airwatch, airwatch monitoring, airwatch performance

As APM shifts to DEM, the time is now to focus on end-user experience

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The increased complexity of today’s IT infrastructure has made old methods of application performance management insufficient. Previously, simple back-end metrics were enough to measure whether service was being provided to end-users quickly and securely. Today, more sophisticated analytics and measuring tools are required to stay ahead of performance issues to ensure end-user satisfaction.

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Tags: Application Performance, Office 365, APM, End user Experience, Office 365 Administration, DEM, Digital experience monitoring

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

Souping-up Office 365 Administration with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Organizations are seeing a growing need to control permissions with granularity to optimize processes and workflow. With role-based access control, or RBAC, access and entitlement are decided through granular methods. By using granularity as a process for authorization, organizations can control the access or entitlement of the requester for the requested resource. RBAC can help reduce employee downtime and manage access control policies more efficiently.

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Tags: Migration to Office 365, Office 365, office 365 admin center, Office 365 Administration, manage office 635, office 365 rbac

Microsoft SharePoint Pre-Migration Audit

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Ready to migrate your SharePoint environment, but not sure where to start?

If you plan to migrate SharePoint, whether to SharePoint 2013, 2016 or Office 365, gather an inventory of your environment before doing anything else.

Don’t assume you know what is happening in your current data environment. Conducting an inventory of your existing SharePoint system and assessing documents and data is crucial to understand what content you should migrate and what is happening in the environment before migration.

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Tags: MS SharePoint, SharePoint Online, SharePoint migration, Sharepoint Audit, GSX 365 Insights