Here’s everything that’s new in Office 365 administration for October 2016

The monthly Office 365 blog roundup of all of the new features and updates was released today. This time, the Office team is showing off the recently launched administration center that became generally available about a month ago.

In October, the Office 365 Admin Center was improved with the addition management enhancements. Power BI interactive reporting and Power BI admin role make it easier to visualize your Office 365 data usage. Furthermore, you can share the insights with your contacts and assign roles for users you’d like to have control over the Power BI Admin Portal.

As of today, more new usage reports will be available across Active Users, Email Clients, Skype for Business, and Office 365 Groups.

  • Active Users – This report gives you an insight that identifies which users have activated what products or services and when the last time they used them are.
  • Skype for Business clients – This report shows which users are utilizing Skype for Business and for what type of services. I.e. meetings, messaging, calls, etc.
  • Email clients – This report reveals which apps are used with Exchange and shows the Outlook version that users prefer.
  • Office 365 Groups – This report assesses the use of collaborative assets such as calendar, notebook, and other tools.

The team plans to enhance the Office 365 Groups report with SharePoint Group Sites and Yammer Groups in the future. The blog also shared that the new service health dashboard will be available for First Release in mid-November.

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