Network Pre-Assessment

Network Pre-Assessment tools allow a customer to determine if their network meets the connectivity and performance requirements to handle Skype for Business media traffic.

For an on-premises deployment readiness assessment, the tool assesses the performance of the customer’s Local Area Network and Wide Area Network against user defined thresholds for quality of experience.

For an online service network readiness assessment, the tool assesses the performance of the network connection between the customer’s site and the Microsoft Network Edge sites or between the customer’s site and the Microsoft Azure cloud. The tools assess against the network performance targets as defined in Media Quality and Network Connectivity Performance in Skype for Business Online.

Vendor Tool Version Certified Certified For Certification Date
Integrated Research Prognosis UC Assessor Version 11 Patch 2 Skype for Business Online Sept 2016
Prognosis UC Assessor Version 11 Patch 2 Skype for Business Server 2015 Nov 2016
Nectar Perspective Version 6.0.1-31907, Reports Version 3.0 Skype for Business Online Feb 2017
Perspective Version 5.3.0.20 Skype for Business Server 2015 April 2015
Ixia Hawkeye version 2.1.4.22 Skype for Business Server 2015 August 2017

If you are a vendor seeking to join the certification program, see How to Join for requirements and available programs.