Office 365 Adoption Content Pack in Power BI Released in Preview

Greater usage insights emerge when Office 365 meets up with Power BI--Preview of the Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI released.

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Microsoft Office 365 team combining the intelligence of usage reports with the interactive reporting capabilities of Power BI, to provide organizations with richer and more personalized insights about how their employees adopt and use Office 365.

To this end, Office 365 adoption content pack in Power BI announced today will enable Office 365 admins can gain deeper insights into how their users leverage Office 365 to communicate and collaborate, and how it has evolved over time.

In the adoption pack dashboard serves as a getting started point, where admins can create a personalized view and can query, filter, create, customize and share reports. By default, most reports provide data for the previous six months.

Additionally, a new dashboard that show specific views can be created as well. The dashboard also provide access to following detailed metrics:

Adoption report helps admin understand about users adoption of Office 365 as well as individual services usage for over month, license assigned, users report including how many are active, first timers, and returning" of each month.

This helps [them to] understand where admins need to focus user training and communication going forward."

Communication report shows communication activities using different tools such as 'email or Yammer message posts or Skype' over time. The dashboard also shows which client apps are used to read email or to use Skype.

Collaboration report enable admins to see how people are using OneDrive and SharePoint to store documents and collaborate, as well as no of users sharing documents internally versus externally.

With Activation report admins can learn about Office 365 ProPlus, Project and Visio activations details such as total activations, number of users and device that have activated including the type of device.

Additional reports available by clicking the tabs at the bottom include:

  • "Yammer Usage report provides information including about number of people post messages, liking or reading a message, new user activation details.
  • Skype for Business Usage report provides consolidated Skype activity, users leveraging Skype to other peer-to-peer messages, no of users communicating ideas, or organizing video conferences.
  • OneDrive for Business usage report shows how users leverage OneDrive to share files and collaborate, no of user mostly using it as storage, as well as active OneDrive accounts, average no of stored.
  • SharePoint usage report shows "team sites and groups sites usage to store files and collaboration," as well as number of active SharePoint sites, average no of files stored.
  • Office 365 top user report enables admins to identify power users and the individual products they are using," writes Office team.

In addition, the pack combines usage data with Active Directory (AD) information of users, which you can pivot by AD attributes such as location, department or organization.

A limited preview of the adoption pack is now available for Office 365 customers to use by emailing the Office 365 team with your tenant ID to O365usagePowerBIPreview@service.microsoft.com.

Processing your requrest can take 2-3 weeks), after which you will receive an email with instructions to get started.

The adoption content pack will become available to all Office 365 customers to opt in by the end of December 2016.

Interested act fast, because sign-up closes October 16, 2016.

preview of the office 365 adoption content pack in power bi

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"As we've communicated over the last several months, Microsoft has adopted the simplified IARC rating system for app and game submissions to the Windows Store. All Windows Store content is certified by Microsoft to help ensure a quality experience and interact with content that is appropriate for you and your family. The process for removing non-compliant apps is on a rolling basis, as we periodically run tests and remove content that does not meet our quality certification."