Office 365 Report / Auditing

Office365

Office 365 is continually evolving, expanding and improving – meaning new capabilities and opportunities, alongside the need to support adoption and manage change on an ongoing basis. Over the years I have been asked to do lots of On Premise current state assesments to help customers plan and check to ensure that their infrastructure is running optimally and meets current, and future, requirements. Recently however I have noticed an incline in requests from customers who want the same current state assesment for Office 365.

Whilst doing a bit of googling to see if there were any reporting tools that could ensure I capture key information on our customers tenant I was amazed at what I found, the following tool can be downloaded for FREE from Microsoft Technet and it ticks all the boxes:

To get your copy of the tool follow the link here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Office-365-Reporting-Tool-7987b4c2

Below are some screenshot from within the reporting tool:azure-overall-dashboard exchange-audit-overall-dashboard

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What Can the Tool Do?

The tool provides detail reports on the following areas of Office 365

  • Azure Active Directory (43 reports)
  • Security Reports (22 Reports)
  • Exchange Online (99 reports)
  • SharePoint Online (35 reports)
  • OneDrive for Business  (11 reports)
  • Skype for Business (22 reports)
  • Yammer (20 reports)
  • Microsoft Teams (16 reports)
  • General Office 365 Reports (9 reports)

Reporting Capabilities Highlights

This Office 365 Reporting tool comes with advanced reporting capabilities which make tedious reporting task to an easier one.
  • Automatic Schedule –  Schedule one or more reports to run automatically at the configured time and delivered straight to your preferred mail-ids.
  • Rich Filters – Apply filter on any columns to see only the required information and save the filter for future use.
  • Easy Customization – Allow you to easily customize the reports by rearranging, adding or removing the columns and its size.
  • Report Export – Ability to export the reports to CSV, PDF, HTML, XLS or XLSX.

 

For me this tool will help me put together usefull documentation that we can present to customers and hopefully help plan a way forward with something that customers have aready invested in, I believe this FREE tool will help customers decide on a stratagy to develop their Office 365 utilisation for the better.

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Introduction to Microsoft Flow

My adventures within Microsoft Office 365 continue… another new feature to Microsoft Office 365 Power Apps.

Back in November 2016, Microsoft released for general availability Microsoft Flow and PowerApps. These tools will give users the power to enable the automation of workflows and the building of custom apps, and will also ease and expedite the creation of applications without the need for complex custom software development.

Microsoft Flow IconMicrosoft Flow is a new workflow automation solution that can be used to tap application and service data, making it easy to combine different services. Microsoft Flow connects more than 35 services, including SharePoint, OneDrive, Slack, and Twitter, so that users can perform actions such as sending notifications, pushing data into Excel, sending OneDrive files to SharePoint sites, automatically copying files from Dropbox to their SharePoint document library, and creating simple workflow approval tracking. Along with this, business users will be able to use Microsoft Flow to utilise pre-built templates and create their own flows in a visual designer that can work anywhere on the web.

Below is a short video detailing how Flow will be able to automate your repetitive daily tasks: