Sep 13 2020 08:29 PM - edited Sep 13 2020 08:41 PM
Sep 13 2020 08:29 PM - edited Sep 13 2020 08:41 PM
We’re excited to announce a new preview release of the Microsoft 365 network connectivity test tool at https://connectivity.office.com today.
This update builds on the existing features (network connection map, 20+ network connectivity tests) and adds a connection to your Microsoft 365 tenant so you can submit your test report to your administrator in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. The update also features a new, streamlined user interface and updated documentation.
The tool shows elements detected from your network perimeter in a map:
We are maintaining all the existing tests we currently run:
Documentation for the tool and each of the tests can be found here:
NEW: Connection to your Microsoft 365 tenant and ability to submit test reports to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
You do not need to sign in to run the tests and see results, but if you sign in you are then able to share test reports with your administrators, your account team at Microsoft, your coworkers, and with anyone using a deep link URL. Sharing with coworkers and with a deep link URL are controlled by the tenant administrator.
By default, the deep link URL sharing is disabled in connectivity.office.com but an Administrator can enable it.
Coworker sharing is enabled by default for connectivity.office.com but can be disabled by an administrator. Once you have shared the report, send the other user(s) a link to https://connectivity.office.com/reports and ask them to sign-in.
You can review test reports that you previously ran while signed in by selecting the Reports node.
There is also a page showing the status of Microsoft’s global network and any issues impacting Microsoft 365.
Tenant administrators with the Report Reader role can view the network test reports under Health -> Network Connectivity (preview).
Sep 14 2020 05:12 PM
Sep 14 2020 05:59 PM
@Oliver Radcliffe can you send me a screenshot please?
Sep 15 2020 02:27 AM - edited Sep 15 2020 02:29 AM
@Paul Andrew Just tested and confirmed that the map is not showing any icon.
Sep 15 2020 06:30 AM - edited Sep 15 2020 06:53 AM
Hi Ken, we will investigate. In the mean time, can you please try SHIFT-F5 to refresh the web page. Also try zoom in and out to see if the icons show at other zoom levels -- Paul
Sep 15 2020 06:43 PM - edited Sep 16 2020 03:42 AM
@Paul Andrew Tested again after clearing all cache. There is no icon even zooming out the map or changing the browser's zoom level.
EDIT: After the page was loaded in Firefox I switched to Chrome and left Firefox open in background, and when I switched back to Firefox an hour later the icons were there! However after I zoomed in/out and moved the map the icons did not update the locations properly and eventually disappeared again.
EDIT2: Attached 2020-09-16 18_39_03-Window.png showing the re-appeared icons in wrong position.
Oct 17 2020 12:46 PM - edited Oct 17 2020 01:05 PM
@Paul Andrew Which apps send back telemetry for 365 Connectivity? Our security people have got a bit upset after hearing client devices report back where they located . Can 365 network connectivity work in any meaningful way when Windows 10 location services are turned OFF? However, the security team are willing to discuss having Windows 10 location services ON if I can assure them about which desktop apps are returning telemetry and location is turned off for most Store Apps.
Oct 17 2020 01:41 PM
@Calum_L1 The location access information is documented at https://docs.microsoft.com/Microsoft-365/Enterprise/office-365-network-mac-location-services. I'll call out that locations are approximated to 300m x 300m accuracy before the leave the client and they are aggregated only to city accuracy for reporting. Today this comes from OneDrive only, but we are expanding to other clients.
You can disable use of Windows Location Services for this even if it's enabled on the clients on the Admin Center network connectivity page -> Settings -> Location opt-in.
You can use the LAN subnet model with all Windows Location Services disabled and use that to correlate network measurements with your office locations. Read about configuring that at https://docs.microsoft.com/Microsoft-365/Enterprise/office-365-network-mac-perf-overview#2-add-locat...
Let us know if you have any other questions.
Oct 18 2020 08:32 AM
On the "Network health status" page (https://connectivity.office.com/status) in the "Recommended resources" section the "VPN split tunnelling" URL is broken.
Feb 04 2021 03:06 PM
Feb 05 2021 02:05 AM
I used this connectivity test often and I would like to be able to print the page on PDF to share it with customers or embed it to documentation. Currently when I try to print to pdf using Microsoft Print to PDF printer only the first page is printed. This does not happen on other websites and it seems it is because of the way the page is built.
Any chance to allow pdf printing for more than just the first page?
Feb 05 2021 08:15 AM
@TaniaSanchez can you please specify which page and tab you re having troubles with? Is it summary, details, reports, network health status, etc? Let me know and I'll try to repro this.
Feb 05 2021 08:21 AM
Thanks for your reply. It is the details page once you run the report. It seems when you try to print only the visible part of the page would get printed and not the full report.
The details page is ok because there is only one page so it seems everything fits fine.
Thanks for checking!
Mar 15 2021 06:31 AM
Mar 15 2021 08:38 AM
@odetonoise You are correct this only supports individual users. Thanks for the feedback.
Apr 29 2021 01:54 AM
@Paul Andrew - is it possible to automate repeating run of the tool during day?
Apr 29 2021 08:18 AM
@JosefVagner The tool has to be run manually from the web site connectivity.office.com. We're considering future planning and it would be valuable to learn more about your scenario where you need this. Can you send me a private message to describe the need more?
May 06 2021 02:49 AM
@Paul AndrewI have now utilized the new tool for the first time and I like the overall usability.
But I'm missing one important, but simple feature. The naming of the reports.
I'm just having strange Office issues (no ProPlus client) at a customer and I try to figure out if there might be some connectivity issues. So I'm testing from different clients, domains and locations. Sometimes with the same user.
Unfortunately the only attribute to recognize different reports is the timestamp.
Therefore it would be nice to set a name for a report if you are logged in.