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Microsoft 365 Outage on June 5th, EX571516, MO571683

On Monday morning, June 5th there was a wide scale outage for Microsoft 365. Interestingly, for this one, they first reported it with a barrage of duplicate health status emails (why, we have no idea) but the issue was much more widespread than that – it was affecting most Microsoft Office 365 services: The first incident was Incident EX571516: Some users are unable to access Outlook on the web, and may experience issues with other Exchange Online services.


Office 365 Monitoring: The Challenges, and What to Do About Them

Office 365 is used by more than one million companies around the world. Business employees count on these apps constantly to do their jobs, whether they’re writing documents, updating spreadsheets, building slides, or checking email. While cloud-based apps like Office 365 offer undeniable advantages for enterprises and business users, they also create tough challenges for IT operations and network operations (NetOps) teams.

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5 Tips to Improve Employee Digital Experiences

Companies' reliance on technology grows daily. However, with Information Technology (IT), infrastructure complexities on the rise, overall system performance fluctuates. Any network, app, or service delay hinders individual and corporate performance. Identifying the source of these digital pain points resembles searching for a needle in a haystack. What follows are a handful of tips, so you sift through the hay faster, reduce outages, and improve employee digital experiences.

Troubleshooting Microsoft Teams

Issues with Microsoft Teams can be very impactful for organizations. There is a huge loss in productivity associated with teams performance issues and outages, it is also extremely disruptive to workflows. There are also financial costs to these issues, at the end-user level this can cause end users to miss deadlines and delay projects and the cost of IT Teams spending time troubleshooting or requiring external consultants or even Microsoft to assist, this cost adds up over periods of time.

Top 12 Microsoft 365 Metrics

Essential metrics for monitoring M365 environments When it comes to managing your Microsoft 365 environment, monitoring metrics are essential to ensure the health and performance of your systems. With so many different metrics to track, it can be challenging to know where to begin. In this post, we will discuss the top 12 Microsoft 365 monitoring metrics that every expert should be tracking.


What's Missing in Free User Experience Monitoring Tools?

You get what you pay for is a common axiom, one that even applies to infrastructure management solutions. Cloud vendors bundle Digital Experience Management (DEM) solutions with their services, seemingly at no extra charge. But such products lack the capabilities needed to understand how enterprise computing resources function. As a result, corporations do not make needed adjustments and lose time, revenue and increase user frustration.

Synthetics and Service Watch Dashboards

Combining Service Watch and CloudReady synthetics is easy to do and extremely powerful. Quickly pinpoint where the issues are occurring and skip the troubleshooting where the issues aren't which will speed up their resolution time, saving your organization money and time. Combining this information will also provide your app owners a quick and thorough view into how the user experience is going and how the application is performing in general. When issues do occur, they’ll have all the information available making it easy to prove the vendor is at fault and recover SLA credits

NiCE Active 365 Management Pack 4.2

As more and more companies move towards Microsoft 365, it’s essential to have the right tools to monitor the platform effectively. Monitoring Microsoft 365 can be a complex task requiring advanced monitoring tools to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted functioning of the platform. This is particularly important for businesses that rely heavily on Microsoft 365 for daily operations.


Using Practical Alerting to Stay on Top of Teams Call Quality - Part 2

Running your business using Teams isn’t without its challenges. We already did a post here about some of the Microsoft Teams alerts IT teams need to be alerted to sooner rather than later. But, because of how complex large Teams setups are, we’ve got a few more to add to the collection. Today, we’re focusing on the Microsoft-specific challenges you might face.