Office 365's reporting overhaul



Microsoft are improving the reporting structure and data available using Power BI, but will it tell you what you need to know? The new Office 365 adoption content pack enables you to visualise and analyse Office 365 usage data, create custom reports, share the insights within your organization, and pivot by attributes such as location and department.


Business Cloud Integration Ltd  writes:

This announcement shows some awesome new reports, and the content looks way more intuitive to dig into than the current audit log search, which is available in the compliance centre.

With most organisations already adopting a monthly subscription plan over the perpetual licence, its now more important than ever to ensure that people are getting the most out of the tools the organisation provides. The new reporting dashboard is split up into four areas: Adoption, Communication, Collaboration and Activation. Admins can access detailed dashboards for each area by clicking any of the metrics. Click the image below to read more on the Microsoft Office Blog:



The reporting won’t be available until the end of the year, but is currently in preview, so if you want to have a look, ask your partner if they are on the preview program.

These tools are for the masses, with internal metrics on intranet page usage, team site popularity etc. but there is still a gap where more compliance and governance is needed.

With an increase in the uptake of SharePoint online for data rooms and privileged collaboration spaces, Business Cloud Integration Ltd have developed a service for data storage, retention and customised reporting of your site usage. It is possible to show reporting on who logged in, what was viewed or downloaded, and what documents were amended and when, a function that we are finding more and more of our clients need.

We love this new pack, and the majority of reports will be there, but who is keeping your organisation’s audit data? How long are you keeping it for? What else do you need to know about your Office 365 performance that you would like to see reporting for? We’d love to hear from you on what you need, and see whether our new service can help you…

Business Cloud Integration Ltd offer Cloud, SharePoint and Office 365 consultancy in Cambridge, delivering solutions that increase company productivity, streamline and automate business processes, and simplify and enhance collaborative working.

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Business Cloud Integration Ltd specialises in the design, implementation and support of Microsoft SharePoint Online or hybrid SharePoint scenarios. We help our clients to create Intranets, project portals and external sharing portals that engage employees and encourage communication and collaboration between both internal and external users.

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