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Is your network provider peered with Microsoft?

A key Microsoft recommendation for Office 365 performance is to get from your user to their network as quickly as possible. So in most scenarios, you ideally want local site internet breakout and that internet provider should be peered with Microsoft so that you have very few hops before your jump onto Microsoft’s network and then move over their network to your Office 365 tenant/service. Peering...

Approaches to Testing Your Network for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams send voice, video and sharing over a network, both your internal LAN and WAN and the internet depending on the call/conference scenario. To ensure good performance Microsoft’s Practical Guidance for Cloud Voice (previously called Skype Operations Framework) has a whole section dedicated to Network Readiness. From In the guidance Microsoft says: “A Network...

Network Monitor (Netmon) Parsers for Lync

Microsoft have released Network Monitor Parsers for Lync download them here
You can download Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 here
I found I also needed the parser filters from codeplex to get the Lync parsers to install, you can get them here

 
I must admit, I’m usually a wireshark guy. Here are some useful links to get you started with Netmon.

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news