Modality Systems Network Readiness Assessment for Microsoft Teams

Modality Systems Network Readiness Assessment for Microsoft Teams combines network test nodes and expert consulting to give an accurate understanding of your network readiness for Microsoft Teams and specific recommendations for any risks or remediation required.

Modality Systems Network Readiness Assessment for Microsoft Teams is a combination of remote consulting exercises, node network tests and output documents.

Microsoft Teams and Network Performance

Optimal and consistent Microsoft Teams audio, video and sharing performance depends on the network. Microsoft Teams is a cloud service with specific network requirements.

Common issues include:

Failing to assess and prepare your network will likely lead to performance issues and impacted user experience. By preparing your network for Microsoft Teams, you can dramatically increase your chance of success.

Deliverables

Test Nodes

Access to software and remote deployment assistance to setup an agreed combination of the following network tests:

Note, nodes perform audio tests only and provide an indication of network performance and network issues but are not a raw bandwidth test or video or desktop sharing test. They should be used alongside the paper-based network assessment to give a complete picture of anticipated network performance.

Consulting

Documentation

About Modality Systems Network Test Nodes

Modality Systems in house development team has developed network test nodes that are built on the Skype for Business development framework.

They are designed to perform the following tests:

Teams Network Assessment Tests

We use Skype for Business (UCMA automation) to make the peer to peer audio test calls. At this time, Microsoft Teams cannot be automated to perform the same tests.

The P2P audio tests use RTAudio, which is a less performant codec than typically used Microsoft Teams. Therefore our tests used a codec that would audibly perform less well than Microsoft Teams.

The codec used isn’t really that relevant, since what we are looking at is the packet loss, round trip time and jitter which are used to measure network performance.

They can be placed on internal sites, DC’s or in Microsoft Azure to test different combinations of routes.