Written by Nick Cavalancia, Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter MVP The need for visibility into service availability and delivery quality has led to the rise in interest in monitoring Microsoft’s Office 365 services from the user perspective. With two different approaches available, what value do they each bring?
Knowing how your users interact with your web application and how they experience it is crucial to provide the best possible experience. So what do you need to know? Start with metrics such as page load times, HTTP request times, and core Web Vitals – time to the first byte, first contentful paint. If you use Sematext Experience you’ll see a number of other useful metrics for your web applications and websites there. However, metrics themselves are only a part of the whole picture.
In May 2020, Google introduced Core Web Vitals, a set of three metrics that serve as the gold standard for monitoring a site’s UX performance. These metrics, which focus on load performance, interactivity, and visual stability, simplify UX metric collection by signaling which frontend performance indicators matter the most.
As an industry-leading provider of the most comprehensive Microsoft 365 monitoring solution, Martello is in a class all its own; our digital experience monitoring solution features key capabilities that help IT teams identify when and where cloud application performance issues are happening and how to best mitigate the impact.
In this How-To video, we’re going to look at Real User Monitoring in the context of how you can apply it to a specific use case. Real User Monitoring, or RUM, is an event-based solution for monitoring customer experience. In other words, it measures the performance of a webpage from the perspective of the user’s machine. In our previous video on RUM, we looked at how to set up a RUM tag. Today, we’ll specifically examine RUM data in the context of improving SEO scores.
Without unified visibility across your entire stack, it can be difficult to investigate backend dependencies when troubleshooting frontend issues, or to track the source of database failures that originate from bad browser requests. Full-stack visibility gives you the insight you need to pinpoint and resolve incidents quickly.
Microsoft had a stellar quarter in Q3 of this year beating expectations in all its three core segments. The demand for its Azure cloud services continues to grow. The other heavy tech giants such as Google and Amazon also reported gains, thanks to an increase in stimulus e-commerce spending and work from home extension policies.
In our previous article we talked about Synthetic Monitoring—a technique used to automate the testing and monitoring of resources by performing simulated user interactions and API calls. Now we're going to look at a complimentary technique called real-user monitoring which takes a more passive hands-off approach.