Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Note
This workbook is located at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/ofice/Exchange-Client-
Network-8af1bf00 and as of this writing, it is still in beta. Even though it is still in beta,
the workbook is very useful and can immediately help you estimate Exchange client
traffic. This was developed by the Microsoft Exchange team, and you can find detailed
instructions on how to use the workbook on the team’s blog site at http://blogs.technet.
com/b/exchange/archive/2012/02/10/announcing-the-exchange-client-network-band-
width-calculator-beta.aspx .
When you open the workbook, you will notice there are several tabbed spreadsheets within
the workbook. The first tab is where the instructions are located. The most important thing
we want to point out is that the workbook is designed with Office 365 in mind. Therefore,
as shown in Figure 2-17, make sure you select Office 365 as the service you will be using
this workbook for. You can also change the other values according to the profile of your
organization. Just read the instructions at the top of this spreadsheet.
By selecting Office 365 in the first tab, when you go to the second tab titled Client Mix,
only the supported clients in Office 365 are highlighted. If you did not select Office 365, all
the other clients, such as Outlook 2003, will be dimmed to indicate that those values should
not be considered in an Office 365 scenario. You might still want to track this data by not
selecting Office 365 in the first tab and using the Office 365 icon next to the supported
clients in this tab to help with identifying which clients are supported in Office 365. This
approach is particularly useful if you want to maintain a comprehensive representation of
your organization, which might include legacy clients that need to be migrated. Figure 2-18
shows the client columns that have been dimmed because they are not supported in Office
365. Notice the Office 365 logo at the top of the columns with clients that are supported.
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