Microsoft Teams is the fastest growing product in Microsoft 365, and you need to understand the impacts it will have on your network. This course will teach you how to plan and to configure your network to ensure the best experience for your users.
Microsoft Teams is more than just a chat tool. It can make voice and video calls, which can add strain to your network. When the network bandwidth or conditions are not right, the performance of Microsoft Teams can suffer and end in a poor experience. In this course, Configuring Network Settings for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn how to make sure your network is ready for Microsoft Teams. First, you’ll explore some best practices when configuring your network for voice, video, and desktop sharing. Next, you’ll learn how to plan and to test your network to make sure your end users will have the best experience, whether it’s on a voice or video call. Finally, after Microsoft Teams has been deployed, you’ll learn how to analyze and troubleshoot network performance using tools such as Call Analytics and the Call Quality Dashboard. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a solid foundation to plan and configure network settings for Microsoft Teams.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Jeff Brown, and welcome to my course, Configuring Network Settings for Microsoft Teams. I am a Windows System Engineer that has spent my career focusing on Microsoft technologies, and lately I've been working with their newest collaboration product, Microsoft Teams, which is the fastest growing service in Office 365. In this course, we are going to cover everything you need to know about preparing your network for Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams is not an ordinary cloud application. It requires that your network can handle real‑time media traffic to ensure your Microsoft Teams users have the best audio and video experience they can. Some of the topics we will cover include discussing network best practices for connecting to the Microsoft 365 cloud, understanding how Microsoft Teams establishes voice and video calls inside and outside your corporate network, how to perform network bandwidth planning and how to implement quality of service with Microsoft Teams, and once Microsoft Teams is deployed, how to monitor and troubleshoot network quality using tools such as Call Analytics and the Call Quality Dashboard. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid foundation to plan and configure network settings for Microsoft Teams. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with network concepts like DNS and tools like ping and traceroute. We'll be covering tools available from Microsoft for testing your network, such as the Microsoft 365 network connectivity tester and the Network Testing Companion. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Microsoft Teams with the Configuring Network Settings for Microsoft Teams course, here at Pluralsight.