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Office 365 Mobile Service Delivery Management at the click of a button

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The mobile workforce is taking over the traditional workforce organization in most industries, especially IT.

While this opens plenty of opportunities, it also comes with massive challenges for an IT organization. Now that services are delivered on devices that often are not under the maintenance of the company (BYOD), it is hard for IT to know if they are providing reliable delivery of the services, cloud or on-prem, that they provide. 

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Tags: hybrid cloud, Cloud, application performance monitoring, Service Delivery, Office 365, ActiveSync, APM, BYOD, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, Office 365 Hybrid

5 Reasons to Switch to Hybrid Office 365 

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Making the switch from an on-premises deployment to Office 365 is easier said than done. Large organizations in particular have complex infrastructures, with users requiring different applications and services from varying locations. Furthermore, regulations and technical roadblocks make it challenging to move applications without disruption.

That’s why hybrid deployment is often the best answer for those looking to transition to the cloud without interruptions. Here are a few other reasons why.

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Tags: hybrid cloud, Cloud, application performance monitoring, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, Office 365 Hybrid

Office 365 Proactive Monitoring: Get Ahead of your Issues

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Thu, Mar 22, 2018

While there are a few performance monitoring options available on the market, the level of data granularity and availability of useful, impactful insights varies greatly. Most solutions don’t offer enough detailed metrics and analysis to pinpoint problems (as well as their root causes) quickly; oftentimes, the data isn’t even presented in an easy-to-use, efficient manner. In addition, few solutions are comprehensive enough to test the application environment at every level — including and especially the end-user perspective, which is a critical aspect of performance.

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Tags: Microsoft, Office365, Microsoft Office 365, office 365 reporting, performance monitoring, office 365 performance, Digital experience monitoring

Skype for Business Voice, is UDP always better than TCP protocol?

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Skype for Business Online natively works with two main protocols, UDP and TCP. Microsoft, and most of the other VOIP solution providers, recommend to choose UDP over TCP.

But, is it always better? What is the impact and what are the advantages of one protocol over the other, specifically in your environment?

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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

MSPs: Are Your Clients Happy?

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Thu, Mar 08, 2018

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.

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Tags: Partners, Hybrid cloud monitoring, MSP World, MSP, Office 365 monitoring, cloud performance, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365

How IT Pros and Business Leaders Can Work Together for a Better Office 365 End-User Experience

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

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.

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Tags: Cloud, application performance management, Office365, APM, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, performance monitoring, office 365 performance, DEM

Top Office 365 Issues: Unable to Login to Mailbox Due to Sync Problem

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

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.

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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

Ten Years At The Helm: But Who’s Counting?

Posted by Antoine Leboyer on Thu, Feb 08, 2018

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.

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Tags: GSX Robot User, APM, Office 365 monitoring, office 365 health, office 365 performance

End-User Experience to the test: How does ‘MAPI/ HTTP’ really compare with ‘RPC/ HTTP’

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Feb 06, 2018

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.).

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Tags: Exchange Online, Office 365 monitoring, performance monitoring, skype for business issue, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, DEM, MAPI, RoboTech, Outlook

Top Office 365 Issues: User complaints on ‘unable to login to Skype’ and see presence status

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Fri, Feb 02, 2018

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.

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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