panagenda is proud to announce the release of a new OfficeExpert version, the Analytics Solution for Office 365.
This new version is a release we are very excited about! It includes several new elements as part of Teams Analytics! The most notable features and improvements are listed below.
|no update||Simulation Bots v3.0.20 r1351|
|Update||Windows Proxy v3.2.0|
|no update||OfficeExpert Power BI Template - QoS|
|Update||OfficeExpert Power BI Template - Usage Analytics|
|Update||Teams App: OfficeExpert ACE v1.2|
|Update||Teams App: ACE Bot v1.1|
|Update||panagenda Dataminer v1.4.4|
Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimize License Management for Microsoft 365 has been one of the key elements of this OfficeExpert release. With the Introduction of the Power BI License Chargeback report in the previous version we have now included all its elements right into the UI of OfficeExpert. Because of that, OE can now perform analytical calculations across the data set.
It now provides insights of your Microsoft 365 licensing structure and its savings potential (combined with usage data and the background intelligence of OfficeExpert)
Read one of our recent blog post to learn more about it: leveraging data analytics
The Overall page is the starting point and depicts the full inventory of subscriptions or service plans you have in your tenant. Drill down capabilities on Department and Country level are offered on that page as well.
The second page is called Cost Savings and provides you with three unique views.
In order to allow OfficeExpert delivering a general idea of your saving potential, you are required to populate and/or adjust the pricing table. Just enter your license price tag for each subscription and you are ready to go. To use this feature right away, panagenda will provide an example price estimate for many products.
One of the actions enabled through License Analysis is an Adaptive Card Notification which is directly delivered in MS Teams:
Usage Comparison between Workloads
The Level of Engagement Page got two additional elements when it comes to cross workload comparisons. Working Smarter area provides you know with two new tabs.
This tab provides an important view of all the Skype activity with all the Teams activity. This is especially important if an organization transitions from Skype for Business towards MS Teams.
OneDrive vs. SharePoint
This tab is very similar to what is provided with the previous tab, however the use case is a completely different one.
Trigger Actions as Adaptive Cards to MS Teams
With this version we introduce several new action types which make the entire software solution more actionable for the users.
Simply paste the Adaptive Card JSON content from the MS Card Designer into the designated editor in OE and you are just ready to go.
Note: this requires that ACE Bots deployed on the end user side
Trigger Web API Action
Second new action is the so called Web API. As the title implies, you can trigger a REST API call against any endpoint.
Trigger Executable Action
And last but not least, one can now trigger also executables. An example use case could be, triggering a Python script which fires against the servicenow endpint.
Azure Users - All Attributes
All available Azure AD users attributes are now collected and can be used via DataMiner or Metabase to segment the data.
Azure Groups - All Attributes
All available Azure AD groups attributes are now collected and can be used via DataMiner or Metabase to segment the data.
OfficeExpert - New Logo and Coloring Scheme
OfficeExpert is now "blue". It now fits better into the panagenda product family from a coloring scheme point of view.
Automatic Adjustments of the System Configuration
Several improvements have been made in the background of the appliance. One is for instance that system settings for backend components get automatically re-adjusted if more system memory is available.
Teams App: OfficeExpert ACE v1.2
Several improvements have been done on the teams app level.
OfficeExpert Power BI Template - Usage Analytics
The PowerBI content pack includes now a weekly version of the usage analytics data set: OfficeExpert_v3.2.0_Usage Analytics Report_weekly.pbit.
This new report is faster compared to the other one because less data has to be pulled into PowerBI.
Updated several components to interact with the latest version of the virtual appliance
Available Update Installation Packages:
The update can be triggered via the UI of OfficeExpert (System Information page - /#/sysinfo).
If you want to perform the update manually, you can download them from the following location.
Appliance Inplace Update
Recommended! (OfficeExpert Appliance has online access to docker.panagenda.com)
(OfficeExpert Appliance does not have access to docker.panagenda.com)