Microsoft 365 Reports in the admin center - Microsoft browser usage

The Microsoft 365 Reports dashboard shows you an activity overview across the products in your organization. It enables you to drill into individual product level reports to give you more granular insight about the activities within each product. Check out the Reports overview topic. In the Microsoft browser usage report, you can gain insights on Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge Legacy, and new Microsoft Edge usage. Usage reporting is based on Microsoft 365 online services accessed by using a Microsoft browser.

Note

You must be a global administrator, global reader or reports reader in Microsoft 365 or an Exchange, SharePoint, or Skype for Business administrator to see reports.

How to get to the Microsoft browser usage report

  1. In the admin center, go to the Reports > Usage page.

  2. From the dashboard homepage, click on the View more button on the Microsoft browser usage card.

How to notify users to upgrade their browser

Microsoft browser usage report action flow.

Global admins can opt-in to sending messages to users, who are using Microsoft 365 services on Edge Legacy (unsupported) and Internet Explorer (soon to be unsupported). This targeted message notifies users that support for these browsers will send soon and links to a support article with information on Microsoft Edge and simple steps to follow to switch browsers.

You can find this feature on the report page. Once the message is created, users will get notified at the frequency specified until August 17, 2021. You can turn off this feature at any time to stop sending notifications to users. To begin sending notifications again, turn the feature back on.

Interpret the Microsoft browser usage report

Microsoft browser usage report.

Item Description
1. The Microsoft browser usage report can be viewed for trends over the last 7 days, 30 days, 90 days, or 180 days.
2. The data in each report usually covers up to the last seven days.
3. The Daily active users chart shows you the daily user count for Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge Legacy and Internet Explorer when used to access to Microsoft 365 services.
4. The Active Users chart shows you the total number of users using Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge Legacy and Internet Explorer when used to access to Microsoft 365 services over the selected time period.
5. The table shows you a breakdown of data at the per-user level. You can add or remove columns from the table.

Username is the email address of the user who connected to Microsoft 365 services using Microsoft browsers.

Used Microsoft Edge shows a tick mark if the user used Microsoft Edge to connect to Microsoft 365 services.

Used Microsoft Edge Legacy shows a tick mark if the user used Microsoft Edge Legacy to connect to Microsoft 365 services.

Used Internet Explorer shows a tick mark if the user used Internet Explorer to connect to Microsoft 365 services.
6. Select the Choose columns icon to add or remove columns from the report.
7. You can also export the report data into an Excel .csv file by selecting the Export link. This exports data for all users and enables you to do simple aggregation, sorting, and filtering for further analysis. If you have less than 100 users, you can sort and filter within the table in the report itself. If you have more than 100 users, in order to filter and sort, you will need to export the data.