With M365 Manager Plus you can view audit reports with ease. It provides individual audit report for every possible activity inside the Microsoft 365 setup. All the audit reports can be scheduled and exported to PDF, XLS, CSV, or HTML format. M365 Manager Plus provides audit reports for the following Microsoft 365 services:

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Exchange Online
  • Microsoft Streams
  • Microsoft Forms
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Power Apps
  • Power Automate
  • Power BI
  • SharePoint Online
  • Yammer
Note: Since Microsoft has retired support for auditing Microsoft Sway activities, the audit and alert profiles for Microsoft Sway in M365 Manager Plus will be deprecated. Old audit reports will be made available in the product until the end of March 2021.

How to:

Prerequisite: Before adding an audit profile, please ensure that auditing is enabled.

To create an audit profile:

  • Go to the Settings tab.
  • Select Configuration → Audit Configuration → Audit Profiles in the left pane.
  • Click Add profile.
  • In the profile configuration page,
    • Give a Profile Name and Description of your choice.
    • Select the Microsoft 365 service and the Category from the respective drop-down lists.
    • Select the Actions that must be audited. Multiple actions can be selected.
    • Click on Advanced Configuration to refine the audit reports.
      • Select Business Hours Filter to choose whether the audit logs should be collected during business hours or non-business hours. If you haven't configured your business hours in the tool, you will be prompted to configure before using this feature. Click here to know how to configure business hours.
      • Select the Filter By Column option to set attribute-based conditions, based on which the audit logs must be collected. Use the + option to add multiple conditions.
    • Click Add.
    • Now you will be taken to the Configure Profile page, where you can see the profile you created listed in the table along with the other profiles. Click View Report in the Reports column to view the consolidated report.
Note: In the Filter By Column section, the attribute Target refers to the object on which the action must be performed, and Caller refers to the object which performs the action.

To generate audit data

  • Choose the profile and action for which you want to view the data from the left pane.
  • Audit data is generated for the last 30 days, by default.
  • You can alter the timeline under Period and choose duration from Business Hours drop-down.
  • You can also search for a specific audit data, using the search tab found at the top of the audi data table.

To view audit data

  • View filtered data:
    • Select an audit report of your choice.
    • Click the Filter icon and give the desired condition based on which data must be filtered.
    • Click Filter.
    • Click Save and give a custom name in the pop-up for the view to be saved.
  • View summarized data:
    • Select an audit report of your choice.
    • Click Create New View present in the top right corner of the report.
    • Give a custom name for the view.
    • Select the columns you want to view in Summary Based On
    • Select Create.
  • View summarized data that is filtered
    • Once you have filtered the data from a report you have created by filtering, click Create New View and select the desired column under Summary Based On. Click Create to generate a new view tab.

To export audit reports

  • Select the audit report you want to export from the left pane.
  • Select Export As option found at the top right corner of the page.
  • On choosing the file type from the drop-down, the audit report will be exported to the chosen format.

To generate print view:

  • Select an audit report of your choice from the left pane.
  • Select More found in the top corner of the page.
  • Select Printable View.
  • The printable version will be displayed in a pop-up.
  • Select Print, if you want to print the report.

To customize export data

  • Select an audit report of your choice from the left pane.
  • Select More found in the top corner of the page.
  • Select Export Settings.
  • Enter a Description to be included in the exported report and click Save.
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