Microsoft Office 365 is always adding more to their administration experience. Ever since the team began working on the Admin Center in September, we’ve seen it make large strides almost every month. Prone to keep the community updated with the list of continuous updates, today’s Office blog post gives a complete roundup to the updates that Office 365 admin center has added through May.
Support for mail-enabled security groups—The new admin center now fully supports mail-enabled security groups. To create a mail-enabled security group, click Groups and then Add a group. To edit members and manage other aspects of the group, filter to mail-enabled security group (optional) and click the group you want to edit.
Create custom tiles—You can now create custom tiles directly in the new admin center. Custom tiles appear in the “My apps” list of each user and can be easily added to the app launcher. Custom tiles are a great way to highlight and provide quick access to websites that are relevant for your users, such as your intranet homepage or a legacy app. To create a new custom tile, click Settings, Organization Profile and then click Add custom tiles for your organization. Or search forCustom tiles using the Search bar at the top.
Provide a customized help desk—As an Office 365 admin, you can streamline user support by adding customized contact information to the help pane. Users then just click the help icon to access the information needed to get in touch with your organization’s support. To add custom help desk information to the help pane, click Settings, Organization Profile and then click Provide customized help desk contact information. Or search for Custom help desk using theSearch bar at the top.
Manage email apps—You can now easily manage the apps users can use to access their Office 365 email directly from the user cards in the new admin center. To enable or disable apps, click Users, Active Users and then select the user you want to edit. In the Email Apps section, click Edit and turn off or on the apps.
One management experience across admin center and admin app—We also worked on aligning the design of the new admin center with the design of the Office 365 admin app. The app now uses the same color and icons, making it easier for you to move from one tool to the other.
June is expecting to see the addition of reports, support for partner-managed admin centers, Office 365 admin tips, and a related task panel. The Office 365 team is committed to making the best admin experience that is possible through user feedback and ideas. Don’t forget to let them know exactly what you think about the updates and/or what the admin center is missing. Make sure to send them feedback through the option in admin center.