A while ago there was a tool known as Microsoft Sped Test (www.microsoftspeedtest.com) but for some unknown reason it is no longer operational. It was a great way to get an indication of the speeds from a desktop to the Office 365 data centres.
So, now what can you use? The solution is the Lync Online Transport Reliability IP Probe (TRIPP) tool that can be found at:
- Amsterdam, NL: http://trippams.online.lync.com
- Blue Ridge, VA: http://trippbl2.online.lync.com
- Dublin, IE: http://trippdb3.online.lync.com
- Hong Kong: http://tripphkn.online.lync.com
- San Antonio, TX: http://trippsn2.online.lync.com
- Singapore: http://trippsg1.online.lync.com
Just choose your closest data centre and plug in the URL to your browser. You’ll need to have Java on your machine to run the variety of tests available.
One of the tests (shown above, on the speed tab) allows you to do what Microsoft Speedtest used to do.
I’d strongly recommend you spend the time getting to know this tool as it provides a lot of information and is invaluable in troubleshooting issues with Office 365 in my experience.