Individual Microsoft 365 end users and small user organization have no idea there is an application from Microsoft to manage this powerful SaaS solution. “The Microsoft 365 Admin Center is the web-based portal administrators use to manage user accounts and configuration settings for the Microsoft 365 subscription services, including Exchange Online and SharePoint Online,” explained TechTarget.
Microsoft has its own view. “The Microsoft 365 admin center is where you manage your business in the cloud. You can complete such tasks as adding and removing users, changing licenses, and resetting passwords,” the company explained.
Many M365 shops, especially smaller organizations, make do with the native M365 Admin Center, and often do not know an alternative exists. Many that know about alternatives still ask “Isn’t the Microsoft 365 Admin Center enough my enterprise? Don’t they have admin centers to handle all the applications and services?”
As this question suggests, there isn’t just one Microsoft 365 admin center. Instead, there are a dozen or so distinctly different admin centers — each aimed at different applications and services, each with a different approach — often a very different approach.
That is the problem. It is too much for one administrator to know and master all these areas and it is cumbersome to jump in and out of different admin centers to manage all of Microsoft 365. Native Microsoft 365 administration has too much complexity, too much scripting, a lack of automation, too little workflow and policy management, and no singular view and control center.
Native Microsoft 365 administration has too much complexity, too much scripting, a lack of automation, too little workflow and policy management, and no singular view and control center.
Many admin tasks, even fairly simple ones, require manual processes and PowerShell scripting. This scripting is time-consuming, prone to human error, and it takes a long for time for the script to gather the data. Moreover, there is not always an easy and clear way to report the data.
With the Native Microsoft 365 Admin Centers, you have to be a specialist, in say Exchange or SharePoint, to do a good job with administration. Each interface is different, and how you gather data to build reports can be different. Almost all processes are PowerShell driven, manually intensive and error-prone.
With CoreView, one administrator can manage all the different services, and dive deep without scripting, manual processes, and specialized expertise.
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