Simple network bandwidth consumption calculation for Office 365

3 Sep

Microsoft Office 365 combines Microsoft Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of communication and collaboration services like Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Web Apps, and Microsoft Lync Online. Each of these, online provided, services has its own bandwidth requirements.

When estimating network traffic, there are many variables to consider. Some of these are:

  • The online services that your company has subscribed to
  • The number of client computers that is in use simultaneously
  • The task each client computer is performing
  • The company‚Äôs network topology and the capacity of the various pieces of network hardware
  • The number and the capacity of the network connections and network segments associated with each client computer

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