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Use Cases for SaaS Digital Experience Monitoring

Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) is a growing practice within IT organizations that provides insight into the factors that make up the overall application User Experience (UX). As systems become more complex, as cloud adoption continues to grow, and IT loses direct control of infrastructure, it becomes both more difficult and more important to capture the overall end-user experience.

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Teams Outage Due To Expired Certificate

Microsoft Teams had an outage yesterday, on February 3rd 2020, for a few hours, and apparently it was due to an expired TLS / SSL certificate. The Internet erupted in delight over this for some reason with lots of coverage everywhere. Slack and MS Teams usually do garner more attention when they experience unfortunate outages most likely due to their rivalry. Apparently, because this was an expired certificate it gave everyone a reason to write “Oops” and other similar quips.

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Repeated Office 365 Outages, November 2019

Microsoft 365 including Office 365 has been suffering repeated outages over the past few days. Between Tuesday November 19th and Thursday November 21 2019 (so far), there have been repeated outages, timeouts and problems with SharePoint, OneDrive and various parts of Azure AD (AAD). Exoprise customers, of course, have known about these Microsoft 365 outages well in advance of getting notifications from Microsoft.

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OneDrive and SharePoint Monitoring: No Credentials Required

Exoprise recently added support for monitoring OneDrive and SharePoint using OAuth credentials in addition to full experience monitoring via headless browsers. Now, with full support for OAuth and the Microsoft Graph API, you can choose whether you want to monitor the real browser-based experience and performance or if you don’t want to share credentials and just want to monitor via the Graph API.

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Real-User Monitoring for Single-Page Apps

Exoprise Service Watch, our real-user monitoring (RUM) product, recently improved support for monitoring Single-Page Apps (SPAs) which have become the foundation for many Software-as-a-Service applications like GSuite, Salesforce Lightening, or Microsoft’s Outlook Web Access. SPAs have unique requirements when it comes to capturing and monitoring end-user experience especially through different network configurations, proxies, firewalls and branch office users.

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Real User Monitoring vs Synthetic Monitoring: Why You Need Both

When it comes to Application Performance Management (APM), there are two main technologies used to measure end-user perspective performance: synthetic monitoring (STM) and real user monitoring (RUM). We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each of the technologies especially related to monitoring third-party apps. Third-party apps like Office 365 and GSuite are experiencing a surge of growth for mission-critical purposes within business.

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It's Here! Monitor Microsoft Teams Audio Video Conferencing

Exoprise released its long awaited Teams Audio Video Conferencing sensor. This sensor fully tests Audio/Video end-to-end capacity, throughput, and network performance through the actual underlying Microsoft Teams and Azure infrastructure. The Teams AV sensor provides deep insight into a network’s capability to handle the Teams/Skype Unified Communications (UC) platform.