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In the cloud era, SaaS solutions for productivity are king, but they all have an Achilles Heel – the configuration of your network infrastructure. The latest cutting edge solutions will fail without a dependable connection, and even the best products will result in frustrated users if they perform at a snail’s pace. After all, slow is the new broken.
So how can you avoid the searches that take forever, the files that won’t download, or the conference calls with fuzzy audio and booted participants? You can use the latest Microsoft tools to help understand how your organization is working, how technology enables your employees, and how you can get more from your Microsoft 365 subscription. Within the new Microsoft Productivity Score is the Network Connectivity category, which assesses the strength of your network and compares against a benchmark of similar organizations, all from the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
Not only can you see an aggregate view of your organization’s network performance, but you can drill down to specific office locations and specific workloads – SharePoint, Exchange, Teams – to identify network related pain points that are negatively influencing the productivity of your teams. The tool also provides specific recommendations for how to course correct, all aligned to Microsoft’s published best practices and principles of network connectivity.
The Network Connectivity component just entered broad preview, so you can sign up now. Use this free tool to gain an unprecedented level of transparency to the backbone of your day-to-day operations, and the next time you’re in a conference call that can’t handle video sharing – consider checking the Network Connectivity tool for solutions.