O365 Manager Plus - Fixes and Enhancements [2019]

O365 Manager Plus - Fixes and Enhancements [2019]

O365 Manager Plus Release Notes

Release notes for build 4324 (Dec 31, 2019)

Highlights:

  • IP based geolocation: The audit, and alert reports now provide the geolocation (Country) from where users performs a specific action based on the IP address of their devices. For example, admins can find out the location from where users login to their Office 365 account, change their passwords, and more.
  • Elasticsearch: Audit, alert and content search modules of O365 Manager Plus now use elasticsearch instead of PostgreSQL for data storage.

Release notes for build 4322 (Dec 24, 2019)

Bug fixes:

The following issues have been fixed:

  • Issue faced while creating Titles, Departments, and Offices to be used while performing management actions.
  • Issue faced while using virtual tenants created based on Groups (Member Of) attribute.

Release notes for build 4321 (Dec 17, 2019)

Bug fixes:

  • Some minor issues have been fixed.

Release notes for build 4320 (Dec 9, 2019)

Enhancements:

  • Japanese Language Support: Japanese keys have been updated for the automation feature, management templates, and more.

Release notes for build 4319 (Dec 2, 2019)

Bug fixes:

  • Some minor issues have been fixed.

Release notes for build 4318 (Nov 13, 2019)

Bug fixes:

The following issues have been fixed,

  • Issue in displaying the storage consumption details in Daily OneDrive Storage Used report.
  • Issue in sending out email notifications for the first and final occurence of an event in the monitoring module.
  • Data fetching issue in Room Mailbox Events report.
  • Issue in displaying child public folder permission details in Public Folder Permission report.
  • Issue in Last Sync Time details in Active Mobile Devices report.

Release notes for build 4317 (Nov 8, 2019)

Highlight:

O365 Manager Plus introduces Office 365 management templates. With these templates pre-configure all the standard values like office address, office phone number, manager of a department, etc. needed for Office 365 user, group, and contact creation processes.

  • Custom templates: In addition to the default templates, admins can create custom templates based on organizational requirements using the drag-n-drop layout.
  • Creation rules: Create rules that auto-populate fields based on conditions specified. For example, create a rule that assigns John as the manager for the users whose Department is Finance.
  • Automate Office 365 management with templates: Use templates while creating automation policies to quicken the user provisioning process.
  • List of templates: Following are the templates provided the tool:
    • User creation templates.
    • Group creation templates.
    • Distribution or mail-enabled security group creation templates.
    • Dynamic distribution group creation templates.
    • Contact creation templates.
Release notes for build 4316 (Nov 8, 2019)

Highlight:

O365 Manager Plus introduces  Office 365 management templates . With these templates pre-configure all the standard values like office address, office phone number, manager of a department, etc. needed for Office 365 user, group, and contact creation processes.

  • Custom templates : In addition to the default templates, admins can create custom templates based on organizational requirements using the drag-n-drop layout.
  • Creation rules : Create rules that auto-populate fields based on conditions specified. For example, create a rule that assigns John as the manager for the users whose Department is Finance.
  • Automate Office 365 management with templates : Use templates while creating automation policies to quicken the user provisioning process.
  • List of templates : Following are the templates provided the tool:
    • User creation templates.
    • Group creation templates.
    • Distribution or mail-enabled security group creation templates.
    • Dynamic distribution group creation templates.
    • Contact creation templates.

 

Release notes for build 4312 (Oct 23, 2019)

New reports:

O365 Manager Plus has added 41 new reports on Azure Active Directory. The newly added report categories are as follows:

  • Azure AD Logon Reports
  • Azure AD User Management Reports
  • Azure AD Role Management Reports
  • Azure AD Group Management Reports
  • Azure AD Device Management Reports
  • Azure AD Application Management Reports
  • Azure AD License Management Reports
  • Azure AD Directory Management Reports

Enhancements:

  • Help desk technicians can now manage O365 Manager Plus license.
  • Technicians can now view the overview of Office 365 service health status in O365 Manager Plus.
  • Capability to enable/disable SMTP authentication for mailboxes.
  • All the deleted users can now be restored using O365 Manager Plus, irrespective of whether they are managed by the tool or not.

Bug fixes:

  • Issue in managing Office 365 licenses that have reached their warning quota.
  • Issue in showing managed users count for technicians.
Release notes for build 4312 (Sep 9, 2019)

Highlights:

O365 Manager Plus has added mailbox folder permission management capability to its latest build.

  • Mailbox Folder Permission Changes  - Assign/modify mailbox folder permissions of users/groups in bulk.
  • Remove Mailbox Folder Permissions  - Remove the mailbox folder permissions assigned to users/groups in bulk.
 
Release notes for build 4311 (Aug 28, 2019)

Bug fixes:

  • Some minor issues have been fixed.
 
Release notes for build 4310 (Aug 13, 2019)

Highlights:

O365 Manager Plus now allows two new management actions, and six new reports on Azure Active Directory and Calendar.

New Management Tasks:

  • Modify Calendar Permissions  - Assign or modify calendar permissions for users/groups in bulk.
  • Remove Calendar Permissions  - Remove calendar permissions for users/groups in bulk.

New reports

  • Azure AD User Audit logs  - Provides audit details of activities performed by users in Azure AD.
  • Azure AD Application Audit Logs  - Provides audit details of activities performed by various applications in Azure AD.
  • Azure AD Sign-in Activities  - Tracks all the sign-in activities in Azure AD.
  • Azure AD External Users Audit Logs  - Provides audit details of activities performed by external users in Azure AD.
  • Azure AD External Users Sign-in Activities  - Tracks external user sign-in activities in Azure AD.
  • Calendar Folder Statistics  - Shows all calendar-related information including calendar type, path, size, and number of items in the calendar.
 
Release notes for build 4309 (Aug 8, 2019)

Enhancements:

  • Customize tabs:  Administrators and technicians can arrange the reporting, auditing, monitoring, management, and other feature tabs of O365 Manager Plus according to their convenience.
  • Office 365 license modification:  When the technicians choose a new set of Office 365 services that are allowed by an Office 365 license, they can opt whether the new services should replace or append to the already existing list of Office 365 services.

Bug fixes:

The following issues have been fixed,

  • Data mismatch issue in the Last sent time, Last received time, and Last activity time fields in DL by Last Mail Activity, Inactive DL by Last Sent mail, Inactive DL by Last Mail Received, and Last Mail Received by Mail Enabled Groups reports.
  • Issue faced while configuring audit schedules.
  • Issue in fetching previous day's data for scheduled reports.
 
 
Release notes for build 4308 (June 17, 2019)

Highlights:

Office 365 Automation: Automate user account onboarding, stale accounts clean up, license management, and other essential user and mailbox management tasks. Also,

  • Create automation policies:  These event-driven policies once triggered carry out a chain of tasks automatically at specified intervals.
  • View automation audit reports:  Keep track of the automation policy execution history along with the automation policies created, modified, delegated, and deleted.
  • Choose data source:  The source of data for the automated tasks can be CSV files, shared locations, or O365 Manager Plus reports.
 
Release notes for build 4306 (May 27, 2019)

Enhancement:

  • Japanese Language Support:  Japanese keys have been updated for the content search feature, audit filter settings, and more.

Release notes for build 4305 (May 14, 2019)

Highlights:

  • New mailbox audit actions:  O365 Manager Plus now audits 26 new actions on Exchange Online mailboxes which include changes to mailbox audit settings, client access settings, litigation hold settings, and 
    more.
  • Advanced audit and alert filters:  Configure audit and alert profiles to fetch granular data based on event properties and business hours.
    • Property-based filter:  Filter audit logs based on time, actor, target, result, IP address, and other properties of an event.
    • Business hours-based filter:  Configure business hours in the tool to filter audit logs based on it. Create alerts for critical actions happening in the Office 365 setup during business or non-business hours, as required.

Enhancement:

  • Archive History report now shows the time stamp of the oldest and latest log present in an archive file.
  • Mailbox Retention Policy, Password Changed Users, Mailbox Storage Info, and other reports can now be generated for virtual tenants.

Issue fix:

  • Issue in fetching yesterday, today, and last 7 days' data in scheduled and saved reports is fixed.
 
 
 
Release notes for build 4304 (May 14, 2019)
 

Highlights:

  • New mailbox audit actions:  O365 Manager Plus now audits 26 new actions on Exchange Online mailboxes which include changes to mailbox audit settings, client access settings, litigation hold settings, and 
    more.
  • Advanced audit and alert filters:  Configure audit and alert profiles to fetch granular data based on event properties and business hours.
    • Property-based filter:  Filter audit logs based on time, actor, target, result, IP address, and other properties of an event.
    • Business hours-based filter:  Configure business hours in the tool to filter audit logs based on it. Create alerts for critical actions happening in the Office 365 setup during business or non-business hours, as required.

Enhancement:

  • Archive History report now shows the time stamp of the oldest and latest log present in an archive file.
  • Mailbox Retention Policy, Password Changed Users, Mailbox Storage Info, and other reports can now be generated for virtual tenants.

Issue fix:

  • Issue in fetching yesterday, today, and last 7 days' data in scheduled and saved reports is fixed.
 
Release notes for build 4304 (May 3, 2019)

Enhancement:

  • Spam Summary report now shows the inbound, and outbound mail count for all spam event types.

Issue fixes:

  • Issue in listing messages from recoverable items folder in content search results.
  • Issue in fetching dynamic distribution group members.
  • Issue in displaying user-friendly license names in License Details report.

 

Release notes for build 4303 (April 3, 2019)

Issue fix:

  • Issue in fetching Skype for Business data has been fixed.
 
Release notes for build 4302 (Mar 7, 2019)

Highlights:

  • Notification templates support
     
    • Create custom, reusable notification templates that define the recipient list, message, and the module (report, alerts, monitoring, etc.).
    • Share these templates with other technicians for configuring email messages for report, alert, search, and monitoring profiles.

Enhancements:

  • Dashboard to reports navigation:  The dashboard tiles and widgets now have a direct link to navigate and view the reports quickly.

Issues fixed:

  • Issue in generating Mobile Devices reports.
  • Issue in configuring scheduled reports with filters.
  • Issue in emailing scheduled reports.
Release notes for build 4301 (Feb 27, 2019)
Highlights:
  • Language support:  O365 Manager Plus is now available in Chinese.
Bug fix:
  • The data fetching issue in the monitoring module has been fixed.
 
Release notes for build 4300 (Jan 30, 2019)
Highlights:

Introducing Office 365 mailbox content search and virtual tenant creation capabilities in this build.

  • Office 365 Mailbox Content Search:  This feature allows you to search through content across all the mailboxes in your organization. The highlights of this feature include:
    • Keyword-based and pattern-based search:  Detect credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other sensitive information that follow a specific pattern, with this capability.
    • Automated search schedules:  Create a custom search schedule by configuring the search criteria, and selecting the mailboxes to be looked into. The schedule automatically runs at specified intervals and sends a detailed report to your inbox.
    • Unrestricted search:  While the default content search option provided in Office 365 is restricted to the mail subject, body, and recipient type, O365 Manager Plus allows you to search through message headers, mail folders, message ID, and many more other mail attributes.
  • Virtual Tenant:  Based on your administrative requirements, create virtual tenants by segmenting and grouping domains, users, groups, mailboxes, and other Office 365 objects, and delegate them to O365 Manager Plus' technicians.
    • Group-based delegation:  Create virtual tenants by filtering users based on their group membership, and delegate them to technicians.
    • Attribute-based delegation:  Create virtual tenants by filtering Office 365 objects based on country, department, usage location, and other attributes, and delegate them to technicians.
 
 
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