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Microsoft 365 network connectivity testing tools

For large enterprises, Microsoft 365 connectivity often requires a different network perimeter design than generic Internet connectivity. We publish connectivity principles and best practices for optimizing network perimeters for Microsoft 365.

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Managing connections using the IP/URL web service

In this video, we will explain how Microsoft publishes details on the service endpoints across Microsoft 365 workloads, and how you can consume these details to keep your infrastructure configuration up to date and ensure the best possible experience for your users.

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Overview of Network Connectivity Principles

Learn about the Microsoft 365 Network Connectivity Principles, which serve as foundational elements to achieve optimal network connectivity and most performant user experience with Microsoft 365. Learning about these key principles can help ensure your network strategy and design choices are optimal for your Microsoft 365 users, competitive in the marketplace, and future proof to the constant evolution of the cloud.

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Microsoft's enterprise network design for the cloud era

In this video, we’ll discuss why a traditional enterprise network built for the on-premises world, isn’t a good fit for a cloud-first world. We’ll look at some of the common modern enterprise network design models which our customers are using to achieve great performance, agility, security—and often cost savings. We will also cover how Microsoft 365’s design and network principles lend themselves well to this approach.

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Microsoft 365 networking partner program

Customers often ask Microsoft if partner solutions work with Microsoft 365 and whether they align with Microsoft’s Network Connectivity Principles. This session will review our Networking Partner Program and explain how we designate verified partner solutions that can help optimize your network connectivity.

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Enable a seamless remote work experience

Microsoft 365 network connectivity for remote users

In this video we will discuss Microsoft 365 network connectivity best practices for remote users working from home, we will go through remote connectivity strategies like VPN split-tunneling to facilitate continued user productivity during large scale work from home events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maintain security without sacrificing performance

How Microsoft does Zero Trust

Learn about Microsoft's approach to Zero Trust within the context of network configuration. Research shows that the Zero Trust concept is used to discuss very different approaches to the same problem and it is often left to the organization to determine which approach is best for their environment. In this session, we’ll outline an approach that details 4 critical categories that evolve the discussion from “Trust but verify” to “Verify everything, trust nothing” including the network.

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