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The Four Most Relevant SharePoint Online Usage Reports

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Jun 02, 2016

If your organization is utilizing SharePoint Online, analyzing and tracking activity is critical. Who within your company is using SharePoint Online, how are they using it, and why? Are you receiving a positive ROI from your SharePoint implementation?

Let’s explore which types of reports are most relevant in helping you manage SharePoint Online.

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Tags: SharePoint, office 365 reporting, SharePoint Online, Sharepoint online reports, SharePoint Usage

Why Office 365 Reporting is a Must-Have for Your Organization

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, May 26, 2016

If you began working in IT before cloud computing started going mainstream, you’re probably accustomed to some outdated reporting processes. With older versions of Microsoft Office, it was easy to access reports from traditional data sources like event logs or desktop tools. With Office 365, reporting tools are much different. Once an organization adopts Office 365, it essentially becomes its IT infrastructure, storing its activity, growth, and operational metrics inside. That leads to a huge amount of data - the type of data that fuels business decisions impacting organizational goals and long-term plans.

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Tags: office 365 reporting, Office 365 management

The changing role of Office 365 Administrators

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, May 19, 2016

If your organization has made the move to Office 365, then you’re already well aware of the numerous benefits afforded by the cloud, including flexibility, scalability, and reliability — not to mention significant cost savings. However, just because you’ve survived the migration process doesn’t mean your organization will automatically reap the maximum benefits. You should be concerned with making all and any necessary adjustments to ensure that your resources are being optimized, and overall run-and-maintain costs are truly being reduced.

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Tags: Office365, Office 365 monitoring, office 365 reporting

Boost your Office 365 ROI. Find out how

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

If you’ve worked in IT anytime during the past five years, you’ve probably considered moving your IT applications to the cloud, or have already done so. Whether it’s pressure from the C-level to reduce costs, the increasing complexity of managing virtualized environments, or demand from end-users to be able to access applications anywhere, the transition to the cloud is happening.

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Tags: Office365, Office 365 monitoring, office 365 reporting

How GSX brings additional value to the new Office 365 Admin Center

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Apr 14, 2016

The Microsoft Office 365 Portal is a great tool for managing Office 365. But for IT administrators who want detailed usage reports, custom administrative settings, and overall more effective cost management insights, GSX’ solutions remain crucial tools. Here we’ll delve into some of the differences between our solutions and the new capabilities of the Office 365 Admin Center for reporting and administration of Office 365.

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Tags: Office 365, Office 365 monitoring, office 365 reporting, office 365 admin center

Product Tips: Manage Office 365 Inactive Users and Mailboxes

Posted by Meryll Moreau on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

When it comes to managing Office 365, there’s an easy way for organizations to save money: having clear visibility into license usage and allocation.

For instance, when an employee leaves your company, there are a number of administrative to-dos such as returning equipment and updating payroll. From an IT perspective, you’ll also want to make sure to disable that person’s account and reallocate the user license, so that you’re not spending money on unused resources or paying more for additional ones.

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Tags: Usage Metrics, office 365 reporting, Inactive Users

Why Reporting on Office 365 Matters?

Posted by Meryll Moreau on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Office 365 is a powerful enterprise solution, with an impressive lineup of fully integrated communication, collaboration, and productivity features. And with different plans to suit different company sizes and needs, it’s no wonder that businesses large and small are taking advantage of Office 365.
The ability to deploy any number of mailboxes and other objects into the cloud confers a great deal of flexibility and scalability, but it also means that you relinquish a lot of control over these objects to Microsoft, and have very little insight into what’s going on under the hood.

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Tags: Cloud, Office365, Reporting, office 365 reporting

The Cloud for Messaging Administrators

Posted by Carl Drechsel on Wed, Apr 11, 2012

Last week I posted an article that dealt with the merits of various monitoring and reporting options. This week I’d like to discuss another concern we have as messaging administrators, the cloud. Over the last few years or so the cloud has meant a number of things to IT professionals, for most a headache, for some a pink slip and for others an opportunity. There have been quite a few twists and turn in its evolution, mostly precipitated on what the market wants but also on what the vendors are trying to capitalize on. In the messaging and collaboration space we’ve been tormented, I mean blessed, with Exchange Online, BPOS and now Office 365. Add in virtualization and its evolution, now we have the “private cloud”.  So what does it all mean? Where’s it going? And how do we manage it?

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Tags: Cloud, messaging and collaboration, application performance management, Lotus Domino Monitoring, email monitoring, lotus domino, office 365 reporting, exchange online monitoring, Office 365 management, Office 365 usage