Aug 13 2018 07:11 AM
Aug 13 2018 07:11 AM
The last few times I've had to change something in the Exchange Online Admin Center/Control Panel, I've experienced performance issues:
I've tried several browsers (Edge, Chrome, etc.) and performance is comparable. Other admin centers (Azure, etc.) move along just fine; this seems to be specific to Exchange.
Does anyone else have this issue? My company is on Office 365 E3 licenses. We were early adopters of Office 365 (BPOS days), and I'm wondering if that is having any negative impact on us.
It's extremely frustrating when I need to change one setting and I have to come back later because it's so slow.
Aug 13 2018 08:04 AM
In my old job i was in the O365 admin center every single day all day long.
1 - this just happens sometime, and when it was that way it was always very frustrating. I feel you, and its frustrating to have to sit there waiting for stuff to load. Just bear with it, they normally would have stuff running smoothly later on in the same day by providing more resourcing.
2 - Sometimes I would have issues with all my cached information getting in the way. It sounded like you have already done some stuff to test this out (with different browsers for instance), but I always when it got real bad would switch to an incognito chrome browser just to be safe.
Realistically though, you are correct and sometimes its just slow, but again they almost always get resourcing to smooth it out, you must have just happened to hit it at peak times/peak load the last few times.
Aug 13 2018 08:05 AM
Also Powershell is never slow, so if you are comfortable in there, that its always an option for a quick setting change!
Aug 13 2018 08:27 AM
Thanks, Adam. I don't go in often enough or I'd probably leave a PowerShell window open all day!
The slowness has always been something that happened on and off, but getting the 500 errors and 'server busy' messages is a relatively new thing for me. Figured I'd shout out and see if this is becoming the new norm.
Aug 13 2018 08:31 AM
Aug 13 2018 10:47 AM
Yeah, I've seen others complain about this, some of my fellow MVPs even brought the subject in front of some Microsoft folks. The more evidence Microsoft has around such issues, the faster they will put the necessary resources into fixing them, so make sure to open a support case/report this.
And yes, as Adam mentioned, PowerShell is a good alternative, pretty much everything you do via the EAC runs PowerShell on the backend anyway.
Sep 06 2018 03:30 AM
We see the same issue. Since the last two weeks it's also hard to start a Powershell session.