Configuring Network Settings for Microsoft Teams

by Jeff Brown

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.

What you'll learn

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 FAQ

What is Microsoft Teams used for?

Microsoft Teams is a business communication platform that is used to hold online meetings, share documents, and many other business functions online.

What will I learn in this Microsoft Teams network settings course?

In this course, you will learn network best practices, establishing voice and video calls, network bandwidth planning, and monitoring and troubleshooting. By the end of this course, you will have a solid foundation to plan and configure network settings.

What is QoS in networking?

Quality of Service (QoS) networking is a set of technologies that work on a network to guarantee its ability to dependably run high-priority applications and traffic under a limited network capacity.

What are common network quality issues?

Some common network quality issues are: IP address exhaustion, DNS problems, Local Network is unable to connect to internet, Slow internet performance, and others.

What is traceroute?

Traceroute is a computer network diagnostic command that displays possible routes and measures transit delays of packets across an IP network.

What does DNS mean?

The domain name system (DNS) connects URLs to IP addresses. Often referred as the phonebook of the internet.

About the author

Jeff is a Systems Administrator and Cloud Engineer with over a decade of experience in server and application administration. He has managed a wide range of technologies in his career, including Windows Server, Microsoft 365. and Azure. He enjoys solving problems, writing PowerShell scripts, and automating all the things. Jeff currently works as a technical consultant working with Azure. You can reach Jeff via Twitter (@JeffWBrown) or his blog (

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