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The latest News and Information on Office 365 and related technologies.


Better Together: Microsoft Teams CQD and Exoprise Monitoring

Maintaining call quality with Microsoft Teams is a process, not a one time event. Network engineers and Microsoft Teams application owners need to be vigilant in preserving optimal call quality to ensure audio, video, and screen-sharing always remain satisfactory for end-users. And vigilance is just as important before the pandemic as it is during the pandemic no matter where your users are working from. In some ways its more important today when working from home.


Accomplish more from one place with the Teamwork & MS Teams integration

In recent months, we’ve seen a surge in the use of collaboration and communication tools among remote teams to simplify collaboration, and keep company cultures alive while working from home. At Teamwork, we believe that communication and project management tools should go hand-in-hand to ensure smooth team collaboration, and that’s where our latest integration comes in.


Microsoft's 3 major incidents in 10 days, where did they go wrong?

Just in case you haven’t heard, last week Microsoft experienced a huge outage that prevented users from accessing its Office 365 cloud-based subscription service which serves 200 million active monthly users. This latest outage was the third in ten days, causing the company to receive a deluge of customer complaints about a 'something went wrong' message that popped up when they tried to access their accounts.


You Can Run, But You Can't Hide: Detecting Malicious Office Documents

Malicious Microsoft Office documents are a popular vehicle for malware distribution. Malware families such as Emotet, IcedID, and Dridex use Office documents as their primary distribution mechanism. Several recent Emotet attacks used a novel approach to sending email baits and hosted the malicious documents in cloud apps to increase their success.

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Reduce MTTR with Crowd-Sourced Analytics

The new normal for enterprises today is to witness the vast majority of its employees working remotely across multiple geographic locations and communicating through cloud applications such as Office 365, Slack, or video conferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. As more users feel the need to avoid travel and stay at home due to Covid19, it becomes critical that the underlying infrastructure monitoring these applications respond immediately to service disruptions and sub-optimal performance. The slower an application becomes, the more negative impact it can have on employee productivity and the firm's ability to conduct business smoothly.

NiCE Active 365 Management Pack 3.20 released

Microsoft 365 outages happen. The NiCE Active 365 Management Pack for SCOM is an intelligent monitoring set for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office 365 hosted on-premise. The NiCE Active 365 Management Pack ensures end-to-end control for your Microsoft 365 services. IT executives, operators, and administrators can now actively boost Microsoft 365 User Experience by starting advanced monitoring today.