Step 2: Secure and configure your network


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Some of the most common Office 365 performance issues are related to network configuration. Assessing your network configuration and applying network principals and best practices is a key step in ensuring the best possible Office 365 user experience.

Review Network Planning, Optimization, and Best Practices

The topic Office 365 network connectivity overview is a good place to start to understand the basic principles of Office 365 networking. Then, read Office 365 Network Connectivity Principles to understand how to optimize network performance.

You can also review the network planning, best practices, and optimization guides available at this link.

Configure Connectivity to Microsoft IPs and URLs

To move to Microsoft 365 Education, you need to enable network connectivity to the Microsoft cloud and services. Ensure that you configure your firewalls and network devices for connectivity to the IPs and URLs defined in the topic Managing Office 365 endpoints.

Next step: Once you have reviewed your network configuration and ensured that you are following the Office 365 Network Connectivity Principles, please proceed to Step 3 to Sync Your Active Directory.

Office 365 Network Connectivity Principles

Office 365 network connectivity overview

Managing Office 365 endpoints