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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2015/02/23 - Company's ADManager Plus Adds Office 365 License Manager; ExchangeReporter Plus Gains Office 365 Mailbox Reporting Module - ManageEngine.com.
ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the addition of an Office 365 bulk license manager to its Active Directory management software, ADManager Plus, and an Exchange Online reporting module to its Microsoft Exchange server reporting solution, ExchangeReporter Plus. While the new feature in ADManager Plus allows administrators to manage Office 365 licenses of multiple users at once, the new ExchangeReporter Plus provides administrators a better understanding of how Office 365 resources are being utilized.
The Office 365 management portal fails administrators on several fronts. For instance, the portal can't manage more than 20 user licenses at a time. It can't import users from a CSV file and bulk-edit their licenses. Moreover, it doesn't collect and report information necessary to optimize Office 365 resource management in a Windows Azure Active Directory environment. In turn, admins rely heavily on PowerShell to perform tasks like modifying a large number of Office 365 licenses and to query Azure AD tenants. PowerShell, however, is a command line tool that is time consuming and hard to use.
“After we added Office 365 provisioning and reporting capabilities to ADManager Plus, our customers started asking for a bulk license management utility that would offer some flexibility in managing Office 365 licenses,” said Manikandan Thangaraj, director of product management, ManageEngine. "So we not only added that utility in ADManager Plus, we also upgraded ExchangeReporter Plus to report on Office 365 mailboxes. This way, administrators need not struggle with PowerShell to get mailbox statistics that ease license management.”
Flexible Office 365 License Management in ADManager Plus
The Office 365 bulk license manager in ADManager Plus makes managing Office 365 user licenses more flexible and easy. The user interface lists all the Office 365 accounts, making it easy for administrators to select and modify the licenses of several accounts at a time. Depending on their needs, administrators can choose to add, replace, or revoke licenses completely or selectively.
CSV-based bulk licensing - Adminstrators can import a user list from a CSV file to manage the licenses of a specific group. This provision helps when administrators need to change subscription plans for a department or revoke licenses of inactive users.
Customized, selective licensing - This feature enables administrators to revisit assigned licenses and enable/disable services based on user requirements. Given the design of the interface and user selection options, administrators will find it easy to bulk-enable services