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MS-700 Managing Microsoft Teams Exam Guide - Second Edition

By : Nate Chamberlain, Peter Rising
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MS-700 Managing Microsoft Teams Exam Guide - Second Edition

By: Nate Chamberlain, Peter Rising

Overview of this book

Exam MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams tests your knowledge and competence in the deployment, management, and monitoring of Microsoft Teams features within the Microsoft 365 platform. This book will teach you how to effectively plan and implement the required services using both the Teams admin centre within Microsoft 365 and Windows PowerShell. Throughout the chapters, you'll learn about all the policies relating to messaging, teams, meetings, and more; get to grips with the settings; and explore configuration options that a Teams administrator would encounter in their day-to-day responsibilities. You'll also discover best practices for rolling out and managing Teams services for users within your Microsoft 365 tenant as you explore each objective in detail. By the end of this Microsoft Teams book, you'll have covered everything you need to pass the MS-700 certification exam and have a handy, on-the-job desktop reference guide.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Section 1: Plan and Configure a Microsoft Teams Environment
Section 2: Manage Chat, Teams, Channels, and Apps in Microsoft Teams
Section 3: Manage Calling and Meetings in Microsoft Teams
Section 4: Mock Exam and Assessments
Chapter 17: Mock Exam Answers

Determining WAN optimizer, proxy, and load balancer recommendations for Microsoft Teams

Planning for network capacity is an important consideration when you're deploying Microsoft Teams. When you consider all the devices that can exist on a network, such as clients, servers, routers, and hubs, adequate network capacity helps prevent the saturation of such devices. In this section, we will discuss how you can optimize your WAN, apply load balancing, and configure proxy servers.

WAN optimization

If you use a WAN optimizer or acceleration proxy in your organization, Office 365 services, including Microsoft Teams, may encounter some problems, so you may need to look at optimizing your network devices to provide a consistent user experience. One such example could be that the content and headers that are encrypted by Office 365 may not be able to be handled by some of your devices.

Microsoft provides some guidance on this subject, which can be found at

Load balancing

Should your organization need to use a hardware or software load balancing solution to distribute requests to your environment, they can use some available third-party options, along with Microsoft's own software-based network load balancer, which is built into Windows Server and supports Office 365. These services help ensure the availability of single sign-on.

Proxy servers

Many organizations also use proxy servers to control what network endpoints can and cannot be accessed. Office 365 services often need to be excluded from these proxies to ensure connectivity to cloud services. Administrators need to stay on top of things such as changes to Office 365 IP ranges and URLs, manual proxy server bypass methods, and using a PAC file for directly routing Office 365 traffic.

Microsoft provides additional guidance on this subject, which can be found at

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