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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

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

ExpressRoute & Office 365 performance - GSX Puts Rumors to the Test

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Fri, Dec 15, 2017

There are many contradictory rumors surrounding ExpressRoute.
Many believe that ExpressRoute can make mailboxes move significantly faster, while others think that ExpressRoute can make Microsoft Exchange Online slower since it was designed to improve security. Still others believe that ExpressRoute improves overall Office 365 performance.

So what really is ExpressRoute and what are its limitations?

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Tags: Hybrid Monitoring, Hybrid, Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 performance, DEM, ExpressRoute, Azure ExpressRoute

GSX’s new assessment gives clear insights into Office 365 experience

Posted by Clementine Crozier on Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Providing the best possible experience to your end-users should be the goal of any IT department. Ultimately, the user experience is what separates a productive, profitable company from a frustrated and inefficient one. At GSX, we understand the end-user experience more than anyone, and continue to build products that help IT administrators be the heroes instead of the scapegoats. 

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Tags: Hybrid cloud monitoring, Office 365, Office 365 monitoring, End user Experience, office 365 reporting, office 365 performance, Office 365 Assessment

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