Nov 9 2017
NEW INSIGHTS FROM OFFICE 365 GROUPS
The new Office 365 Groups Activity Report now includes Exchange, SharePoint and Yammer activity information to provide a full picture of active and inactive Groups and how those users are collaborating.
Communication, collaboration, and sharing information across your organization’s departments are fundamental to increase productivity in today’s marketplace. To help teams work more closely together, Microsoft has created an Office 365 Groups model that can quickly create a shared calendar, a document library to share files, and other items like a Teams site for chat sessions. It’s a streamlined way to help groups of individuals come together and collaborate.
Office 365 Groups connects your business with six tools: Outlook, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Yammer, Teams, and OneDrive for Business.
Once deployed, however, every organization has the same business question: How can we be sure that our users are leveraging Office 365 Groups? The answer is CoreView.
Providing a complete picture across all active or inactive Office 365 Groups
For IT administrators, understanding how employees are using Office 365 Groups is an important step in understanding the benefits from the investment. That why we’ve included Exchange, SharePoint and Yammer activity usage in the Office 365 Groups report. IT admins now have greater visibility into usage, collaboration behaviors and insights on work habits.
You can find actionable information about Groups usage by looking at the Groups, Activity, Files, and Storage charts provided in the graphical report.
Using V-tenants organizations can segment the information in this report. If you assign a specific administrator to ONLY view a subset of users, then that is the only grouping of user activity which will be shown in the Office 365 groups report for them.
The Activity view shows the number of group activities across group workloads. You can view the Exchange emails received by the group mailboxes across all groups, on any day during the reporting period. You can also see messages posted, read, and liked across the Yammer groups associated with an Office 365 Group.
The Files view shows you the number of total and active files across all group sites associated with an Office 365 Group. The Storage view shows you the total storage used across all group mailboxes and group sites. You can create, manage and delete Office 365 Groups directly inside CoreView.
By clicking ‘Columns’, you can add or remove information within the Office 365 Groups. The columns can also be filtered, and as with other reports in CoreView, it is simple to export, save, print, or schedule the report to run on a regular basis.
These reports can also be added to the ‘Favorite Report’ area by clicking on the star icon close the report name. This enables quick and easy access under the ‘Analyze’ tab once you have logged into the portal.
In the top right corner of the table you can also adjust the time interval for the data items shown in the report. By using the drop-down picklist: yesterday, 7, 14, 30, 60 or 90 days, or some custom range, it is possible to filter the information quickly to see only the date range that fits your reporting needs.
Curious to view this Office 365 Groups report now? If you are already a customer running CoreView you can find this report by logging into the portal. Otherwise, take advantage of our free 14-day trial to check out the most advanced Office 365 management suite on the market.