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Everything you need to know about Office 365 service delivery

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Office 365 - the leading SaaS solution in the world – has profoundly changed the nature of IT Service Management. As servers are moving to Microsoft, a lot of our customers are wondering how to transform their Service Management to fit the cloud delivery model.

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

MSPs/CSPs: Stand out from the Office 365 managed services crowd

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Thu, Jun 28, 2018

The MSP and CSP world is getting bigger, every day. The market is growing; Microsoft estimates that Cloud Provider Managed Services will surpass USD 43 Billion next year. Who doesn’t want a piece of that pie?

Yes, the pie is big, but you’re not the only one at the table, and at the end, keeping cloud customers or winning a new one is harder than ever.

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

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

Business case: Skype for Business Online Deployment

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Wed, Jan 24, 2018

GSX Solutions is the premier specialist in Office 365 service performance monitoring and optimization. Our Robot Users have worked with many enterprises to measure and analyze their end-user experience.

We would like to share some of our expertise using the following example.

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Tags: Cloud, GSX Robot User, Hybrid Monitoring, Messaging, Office 365, Microsoft Office 365, Troubleshooting, Skype for Business, hybrid environments, Skype monitoring, skype for business issue, Skype for business performance, Use cases, business cases

How to: Measure the performance impact of Meltdown security patch

Posted by Gregoire Lecomte on Wed, Jan 10, 2018

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.

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Tags: Office 365, Office 365 monitoring, Security, office 365 security, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365

Top Office 365 Issues: Network Latency issues

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Tue, Jan 09, 2018

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.

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

Troubleshooting Skype for Business Online Performance Complaints

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Since it provides real-time communication, Skype for Business Online is perhaps the most sensitive Office 365 service. Users report experiencing latencies that distort sound, slow down or interrupt calls, and cause other service issues. That’s why Microsoft and Gartner always recommend assessing the ability of your network to deliver a good user experience, even in remote locations.

While assessment is a good first step, improvement is better. Continuously monitoring that everything runs its best can help avoid future service issues.

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Tags: Cloud, GSX Robot User, Hybrid Monitoring, Messaging, Office 365, Microsoft Office 365, Troubleshooting, Skype for Business, hybrid environments, Skype monitoring, skype for business issue, Skype for business performance, RoboTech

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

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