Office 365 Client Management dashboard

Beginning in Configuration Manager version 1802, you can review Office 365 client information from the Office 365 Client Management dashboard. The Office 365 client management dashboard displays a list of relevant devices when graph sections are selected.

Prerequisites

The data that is displayed in the Office 365 Client Management dashboard comes from hardware inventory. Enable hardware inventory and select the Office 365 ProPlus Configurations hardware inventory class for data to display in the dashboard.

  1. Enable hardware inventory, if it isn't yet enabled. For details, see Configure hardware inventory.
  2. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Administration > Client Settings > Default Client Settings.
  3. On the Home tab, in the Properties group, click Properties.
  4. In the Default Client Settings dialog box, click Hardware Inventory.
  5. In the Device Settings list, click Set Classes.
  6. In the Hardware Inventory Classes dialog box, select Office 365 ProPlus Configurations.
  7. Click OK to save your changes and close the Hardware Inventory Classes dialog box.

The Office 365 Client Management dashboard starts displaying data as hardware inventory is reported.

Viewing the Office 365 Client Management dashboard

To view the Office 365 Client Management dashboard in the Configuration Manager console, go to Software Library > Overview > Office 365 Client Management. At the top of the dashboard, use the Collection drop-down setting to filter the dashboard data by members of a specific collection. Beginning in Configuration Manager version 1802, the Office 365 client management dashboard displays a list of relevant devices when graph sections are selected.

The Office 365 Client Management dashboard provides charts for the following information:

Integration for Office 365 ProPlus readiness

Starting in Configuration Manager version 1902, you can use the dashboard to identify devices with high confidence that are ready to upgrade to Office 365 ProPlus. This integration, provides insights into any potential compatibility issues with Office add-ins and macros used in your environment. Then use Configuration Manager to deploy Office to ready devices.

The Office 365 client management dashboard includes a new tile, Office 365 ProPlus Upgrade Readiness. This tile is a bar chart of devices in the following states:

  • Not assessed
  • Ready to upgrade
  • Needs review

Select a state to drill-through to a device list. This readiness report shows more detail about devices. It includes columns for the compatibility state of both Office add-ins and macros.

Prerequisites for Office 365 ProPlus readiness integration

  • Enable hardware inventory in client settings. For more information, see the Prerequisites section.

  • The device needs connectivity to the Office content delivery network (CDN) to download an add-in readiness file. For more information, see Content delivery networks. If the device can't download this file, the add-ins state is Needs review.

    Note

    No data is sent to Microsoft for this feature.

Detailed macro readiness

By default, the scanning agent looks at the most recently used (MRU) files list on each device. It counts the files in this list that support macros. These files include the following types:

  • Macro-enabled Office file formats, such as Excel macro-enabled workbooks (.xlsm) or Word macro-enabled document (.docm)
  • Older Office formats that don't indicate whether there's macro content. For example, an Excel 97-2003 workbook (.xls).

If you need a more detailed evaluation, deploy the Office Readiness Toolkit. This tool analyzes the code within a macro file. It checks if there are any potential compatibility concerns. For example, the file uses a function that changed in a more recent version of Office. After you run the Office Readiness Toolkit, Configuration Manager can use its results. This additional data enhances the device readiness calculation. For more information, see Use the Readiness Toolkit to assess application compatibility for Office 365 ProPlus.

Next steps

Manage Office 365 ProPlus with Configuration Manager