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The Bandwidth Calculator for IT Departments Planning Teams Deployments

Networking is a critical part of any real-time technology, such as video conferencing and desktop sharing. We offer these features in Teams and we want to help you experience it in the most optimal speeds and quality. Most of all, we want you to be successful in your company-wide deployment of Teams.

 

That’s why today we’re introducing the Bandwidth Calculator for Microsoft Teams. The calculator will help you solve the first piece of the deployment puzzle: figuring out how much bandwidth you need.

 

By inputting your user count and expected user behavior, the resulting calculation will better prepare you to successfully deploy Microsoft Teams in your environment. You can do bandwidth calculations based on maximum or average bandwidth numbers; the calculator leverages average values to do the calculations. You can calculate bandwidth for both private one-on-one calls as well as group calls. The resulting number reflects a distribution across your WAN impact (your MPLS cloud), and the connection into Office 365 (your internet connection).

 

Since bandwidth planning is always based on an assumption, the results only serve as a starting point for planning.  We recommend that after you’ve done your initial planning, please continue to monitor your environment to verify and adjust allocated bandwidth based on the real needs.

 

To start using the Bandwidth Calculator, visit https://aka.ms/bwcalc. We hope this tool aids your success in your Microsoft Teams deployment!

 

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My company is in the process of pushing teams out to all of our locations for the purpose of hedging. At the same time we are looking at getting fiber to all locations. On top of those two factors, we are also starting to see more people become mobile and work from either home or the road. Having just the basic start of a bandwidth calculation that Teams is going to be using, since it is becoming a crucial part of our company, is extremely helpful!