Managing Microsoft Teams: Configuring Network Settings

Microsoft Teams    |    Intermediate
  • 19 videos | 1h 59m 4s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
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The Network Planner tool is used to help organize network requirements when connecting an organization to Microsoft Teams. In this course, you will learn how to use the Network Planner tool to create custom personas, add network plans, and create reports used to review bandwidth needs with recommendations. You will then learn how to use the Network Testing Companion to assess network readiness, and explore how to configure media optimizations using Quality of Service. Lastly, discover how to configure network ports and protocols, and network settings and locations, including emergency addresses and network topologies. This course is one of several that will help prepare learners for the MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams certification exam.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Provide an overview of the network planner tool in microsoft teams
    Add a new network plan using the network planner tool
    Create a custom persona using the network planner tool
    Add a network site using the network planner tool
    Create a report using the network planner tool and review individual calculations and bandwidth recommendations
    Analyze report output using the network planner tool
    Download and install the network testing companion
    Describe network requirements to ensure an optimized network experience
    List steps to optimize a network and teams performance
  • Recognize bandwidth requirements for teams
    List steps involved in implementing quality of service (qos) in microsoft teams
    Setup qos on windows clients
    Add an emergency location using microsoft teams admin center
    Create a custom emergency calling policy using microsoft teams admin center
    Add and update reporting labels using microsoft teams admin center
    Recognize network regions, sites and subnets
    Add and modify a network site using microsoft teams admin center
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

  • 1m 55s
    You’ll learn about your instructor and this course. This course covers how to use the Network Planner tool to create custom personas, add network plans, and create reports used to review bandwidth requirements and recommendations. You’ll also learn how to use the Network Testing Companion to access network readiness and explore how to configure media optimizations using Quality of Service. FREE ACCESS
  • 7m 49s
    Here, you’ll learn about the Network Planner Tool. It can be used to help you plan the deployment of Microsoft Teams throughout your environment. It creates representations of your organization, both in terms of users and network configuration. These representations can then be used to calculate the requirements for Teams. This feature is available through the Teams admin center. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Adding a Network Plan Using the Network Planner Tool
    5m 35s
    Here, you’ll watch a demo. You’ll learn how to use the Network Planner in Teams to help you determine the configuration you should have for your network. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Creating Custom Personas
    5m 41s
    Here, you’ll watch a demo. You’ll learn how to use Personas as part of the Network planner. These represent the types of users you have in an environment, not necessarily the number of users. When you create any network plan, you already have three default Personas as part of your plan. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Adding Network Sites Using the Network Planner Tool
    9m 42s
    Here, you’ll watch a demo. You’ll learn how to use the Network Planner to add sites to your network plan. You’ll create a simulated environment that reflects what your actual network configuration looks like. Using Teams, you’ll create a site. You’ll also learn to create a Subnet. You’ll learn the ExpressRoute feature offers you a direct connection to the cloud through your telecommunications provider. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Creating Reports Using the Network Planner Tool
    7m 55s
    Here, you’ll watch a demo. You’ll learn how to create reports using the Network Planner. The planner itself allows you to first create a plan which serves as the container for all other components. You’ll see that by creating a report, you can map the sites and the personas you have created. This will generate the report that will provide you with a better idea as to your bandwidth requirements. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Analyzing Reports Using the Network Planner Tool
    7m 15s
    Here, you’ll watch a demo. You’ll learn how to analyze the results of a report using the Network Planner. Analyzing a report allows you to see your bandwidth requirements. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Working with the Network Testing Companion
    7m 12s
    Here, you’ll watch a demo. You’ll learn how to work with the Network Testing Companion. You’ll learn how to install and run the Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams Network Testing Companion. It’s installed through PowerShell. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Steps to Optimize Network Experiences
    5m 30s
    This provides an overview of some of the network requirements for an optimal experience in Teams. You’ll want to include your domain name for use with Microsoft 365. This must be verified before you can make full use of most services. You’ll also need to verify the status of your Exchange Online and SharePoint Online deployments. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Steps to Optimize Teams Performance
    7m 14s
    Here, you’ll look at some network optimization options that will improve the performance of Teams. Teams can have higher bandwidth requirements due to its real-time communication features like video conferencing and voice calls. Without sufficient bandwidth, Teams can suffer from poor quality calls, calls being dropped entirely, or the Teams service simply may not perform adequately. These problems may not be due to bandwidth. There could be firewalls or proxy servers blocking certain services. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Bandwidth Requirement Scenarios
    4m 8s
    This provides an overview of the bandwidth requirements for an implementation of Teams. The primary services of Teams that require the most bandwidth are audio, video, and screen sharing. The more of these features in use, the greater the overall bandwidth requirements. Teams was designed to provide an optimal user experience across all features, regardless of the network conditions. Design and optimization methods can only go so far when there isn't enough bandwidth available. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  QoS in Microsoft Teams
    7m 29s
    You’ll learn the steps required to improve the performance of Teams by implementing Quality of Service. This will help you better manage bandwidth usage. In its default configuration, Teams traffic isn't distinguishable from any other traffic. This means it’s possible that Teams traffic is drowned out by the other traffic on your network. In this case, QoS can be implemented to give priority to the traffic generated by Teams and deliver better performance. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Configuring QoS on Windows Clients
    9m 31s
    Here, you’ll watch a demo. You’ll learn how to configure Quality of Service in Microsoft Teams. You’ll use a group policy to configure what's known as DSCP values for the client systems. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Adding, Changing, and Removing Emergency Locations
    6m 9s
    You’ll watch a demo to learn how to look at adding an emergency address or emergency location in Teams. This is necessary if you plan to set up any kind of phone system. If you place a 911 call from anywhere, there must be an address associated with the location where the call originates. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Creating Custom Emergency Calling Policies
    7m 4s
    In this demonstration, you’ll learn how to create a custom emergency calling policy. You’ll take a look at the Default policy, as well. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Adding and Updating Reporting Labels
    4m 1s
    In this video, you’ll watch a demo. You’ll learn to add and update Reporting labels. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Network Regions, Sites, and Subnets
    5m 38s
    Here, you’ll look at the types of network locations that can be configured in Teams. These are regions, sites, and subnets. You’ll also look at trusted IP addresses. Each of these is used by Teams to help indicate from where any given type of communication originates. Region represents the top of the location hierarchy. It refers to a collection or a group of one or more sites. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Adding and Modifying Network Sites
    8m 15s
    In this demo, you’ll learn how to configure your Network topology in Teams. This involves the configuration of a network region, a network site, and a subnet. These are arranged in a particular hierarchy, and you’ll take a look at the entire process. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  Course Summary
    1m 4s
    This video summarizes what you’ve learned. You examined how to plan and configure network settings in Microsoft Teams. You explored the network planner tool, network plans, and custom personas. You learned how to add network sites and create and analyze reports. You worked with network testing companion steps to optimize network experience and Teams performance. You also looked at bandwidth requirement scenarios and Quality of Service in Microsoft Teams and Windows clients. FREE ACCESS

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