You have just migrated to Office 365 and, as with other Microsoft products, you probably have a lot of questions about your new environment. Or, you started using Office 365 a while ago, but are still having trouble managing everything. How do you understand the usage of various Office 365 services? How do you manage mailboxes? How do you monitor mail traffic?
You need detailed information on all aspects of Office 365 to keep it running trouble-free. And for that, you have two default options: PowerShell scripting and built-in Office 365 reports. Unfortunately, PowerShell scripts are time consuming and lack flexibility, while built-in reports rarely crack the surface of the data powerhouse that is Office 365.
So, what are your other options?
ManageEngine has just launched Office365 Manager Plus, a powerful, web-based Office 365 reporting solution. It includes extensive reports on various components of Office 365 including Exchange Online, Skype for Business, and Windows Azure. It even consolidates data from these components and presents it as detailed reports to give you complete visibility of your Office 365 environment.
Here’s a list of some important reports you might find useful:
Mailbox details: Displays the list of all mailbox users, inactive mailboxes, mailboxes that have forwarding enabled, and more.
Mailbox size: Helps you analyze mailbox size, mailbox size restrictions, and current mailbox size versus allocated quota.
Mailbox content: Provides details on attachment size, folder message count, and helps you audit messages based on subject.
OWA: Details Outlook Web Access logon details for users and locked user accounts.
Mail traffic: Lets you monitor top senders and recipients, as well as top spam and malware recipients.
Mailbox security: Provides details on mailbox and shared mailbox security, user password settings, and last password change.
Skype for Business: Gives you insight into how users are using Skype for Business by providing details on peer-to-peer sessions, conferences, PSTN usage, and more.
Mobile devices: Provides the list of mobile devices used by employees with their OS, policy, and manufacturer details.
Windows Azure: Gives a complete inventory of security groups, distribution lists, users, contacts, and licenses in your Azure environment.
To make it easier for you to share and collaborate, Office365 Manager Plus also has powerful features to let you customize, export, schedule, and embed these reports. Moreover, you can delegate reporting tasks to IT staff and help desk personnel without giving them access to the Office 365 admin center.
If you have Office 365 in your organization, download Office365 Manager Plus and let it work some magic. It’s completely free for up to 25 mailboxes.