Office 365 refers to a group of subscription plans that provide productivity software like access to Office applications plus and related services. This includes server that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services), such as Lync web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business and additional online storage with OneDrive and Skype world minutes for home.
There are different tiers to Office 365, such as personal, home and business. In its most basic form, you get access to full Office desktop apps, mobile apps for Android and iOS, OneDrive storage, Skype minutes and more. For business users, Office 365 also offers service subscriptions for e-mail and social networking services through hosted versions of Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, SharePoint Office Online, and integration with Yammer.
Applications Manager provides operational intelligence into Office 365 applications, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Skype for Business. You can view a holistic picture of the health and performance of Office 365 deployments and associated services using custom, interactive dashboards.
Note: Microsoft Office 365 Services are supported only on Windows installations of Applications Manager.
Applications Manager offers comprehensive performance monitoring for Office 365, enabling admins to minimize downtime and performance degradation as well as take corrective actions before any problems arise. The latest monitoring capabilities in Applications Manager also include:
Mode of Monitoring: PowerShell
Prerequisites for monitoring Office 365 metrics: Click here
Using the REST API to add a new Office 365 monitor: Click here
Follow the steps given below to create a new Office 365 monitor:
Note: The office 365 admin account used for monitoring must be assigned the below roles: Exchange administrator, SharePoint administrator or Skype For Business administrator
Go to the Monitors Category View by clicking the Monitors tab. Click on the Office 365 monitors under the Cloud Apps table. Displayed is the Office 365 bulk configuration view distributed into three tabs:
Click on the monitor name to see all the server details listed under the following tabs:
|Total License Count||The number of licenses that have been purchased for a specific licensing plan.|
|Consumed Licenses||The number of licenses that have been assigned to users from a specific licensing plan.|
|Unlicensed User Count||The number of user accounts without license.|
|Warning Units||The number of licenses in a licensing plan that you haven't renewed, and that will expire after the 30-day grace period.|
|Locked Out Units||The number of accounts that have been locked out|
|Suspended Units||The number of accounts that have been suspended|
|Unassigned Licenses||The number of licenses available for assignment|
|Total User Count||The total number of users for the office 365 subscription|
|License||The License Type.|
|Tenant Name||The name of the account the SKU belongs to.|
|Office 365 Service Health:|
|Service – Feature||The Office 365 Service – Feature Name|
|Status||The status of the Service – Feature|
|Affected Tenant Count||The number of tenants potentially affected by service incident.|
|Last Updated Time||The last updated time for service incident.|
|Endpoint||The Office 365 endpoint / URL.|
|Port||The port on which endpoint / URL is accessible.|
|Status||The status of endpoint/ URL.|
|Response Time||The time taken for connecting to endpoint/URL.|