Microsoft has released today an update to the Office 365 Admin app that will make it easer for IT admins to manage their Office 365 environment on the go. The version 3 of the app is available today on Windows Phone and Android and will be released on iOS in 1–2 weeks, and the update brings a modernized design and UX on all platforms.
The Office 365 team explained in a blog post today that this latest version marks a new milestone:
When we launched the admin app, it was intended to be a companion app for the Office 365 admin center. Today, the admin app is so much more. Based on your feedback, we have continuously added functionality. Over the last 12 months, we shipped almost 40 feature updates including push notifications, mobile device management and partner integration. We’re now at a point where the app can stand on its own, and we have many customers—especially small businesses—who use the app as their main administration tool.
You can find a detailed changelog below:
- We are introducing feature grouping to the app: similar features, such as quick actions on the user card, are now categorized and displayed together in one card.
- New quick links on the dashboard give you direct access to settings that you use on a regular basis, such as users, groups and billing.
- Information that is important to you and that you might want to take action on, such as blocked users, is now highlighted in the app.
- The app now uses the same color and icons across admin app and admin center, making it easier for you to move from one tool to the other.
The update doesn’t seem to be live yet on both the Windows Store and Play Store, so we encourage you to check for updates later today. You can get the app from the download links below, but remember that you need to be an Office 365 admin with an active Office 365 business subscription to use it!