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Microsoft Introduces New Reporting Options for Office 365 Admin Center
By apacciooutlook | Monday, December 03, 2018
FREMONT, CA: Microsoft announces a new Office 365 admin center reporting portal which provides the office 365 admin insights and details of how Office 365 is being used by workers of their organization.
The new Office 365 admin center reporting portal allows the admin of an organization to efficiently monitor its services and issues by providing visibility and insights into its workers usage patterns of Office 365. The insights provided goes down to the individual’s level of usage patterns of the organization.
This reporting portal allows administrators to view key activity data, including summaries of how many users have used a given Office workload. The portal supports multiple reporting periods (7, 30, 60 and90 days), helping administrators and IT managers identify usage trends.
There are also new reporting options which allow administrators to focus on a single service and examine the usage patterns of individual users by clicking on a tile similar to Microsoft’s Power BI– a suite of business analytics tools used to analyze data, share insights, monitor business and get reports quickly on mobile devices.
The portal uses tiles to display visualizations and data points, helping managers determine whether their workers are optimally utilizing their organization’s Office 365 investments. New privacy configuration options can replace user information with anonymized data. Data can also be exported into a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file for further filtering or analysis using Excel or other spreadsheet software.
Microsoft is planning to release a Power BI Content Pack in the future that will enable advanced analytics on Office 365 usage data.
"The centerpiece of the new reporting is a cross-service portal that gives you more visibility into your organization's use of Office 365, making it easy for you to make decisions or report back to your management," blogged Anne Michels, senior product marketing manager for Microsoft Office 365 Marketing. "Graphs help you visualize key data allowing you to quickly comprehend the information," she added.