WELCOME TO TUSCANY RELEASE NOTES
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SO, WHAT’S CHANGED?
Office Client Installations, Yammer reports, On Event Alert, Drive Usage Marketing Campaigns and much more
Would you like to perform these common tasks easily?
- Get control over your Office ProPlus installations
- Receive automated alerts about a specific event you choose
- Get the most out of your Office365 investment by driving adoption
- Receive more insights about your data including SharePoint & Yammer reports
Our second 2016 4ward365 release is dedicated to Tuscany, known for its landscapes, traditions, history, olive oil and great wine. Firenze, Pisa, Siena, Arezzo are some of the most breathtaking cities you can visit that will make you feel a sensation of beauty and greatness. This is the goal of our current release. Some of the new features include: On Event Alert, Drive Usage Marketing Campaigns, Initial Beta of Advanced Users Analyzer, New User Suggester, Advanced Filtering capabilities including filter by dates and much more.
A quick note before diving deeper into the new features. As our customers already know, we make daily releases adding new minor, and major features, on the portal. Now we have added a “NEW” icon to make it easier for you to find them on the fly!
In addition, we have created a new interface option that controls which menu items are visible. We have added contextual tabs on top grouped by activities: Analyze tenant, Manage Tenant and Audit activities.
WHAT’S NEW IN 4WARD365?
OFFICE CLIENT INSTALLATIONS DETAILED REPORT
Yes, we did it! In the newest version of 4ward365, we now include a complete list of workstations where Office Pro Plus has been installed. Assuming that the majority of your workstations have the software configured, you’ll be able to associate end users directly with hardware under their control. From this report, you’ll be able to the track OS version, plus the date that the license was requested, the machine name, and even the version of Office installed! And you can accomplish this without having to deploy agents or services to your end user devices.
From this data we are able to provide a clear picture of real, active software licenses across your tenant.
ON EVENT ALERT INSTALLATION
On Event Alerting extends the power and management capabilities of our real-time audit functionality. By creating logical operators searching for conditions occurring within SharePoint and OneDrive you can send real-time alerts to administrators or helpdesk personnel. Soon you’ll be able to send alerts based on AD activity such as logins and malware traffic within your organization. Add to these the near-term capability to receive alerts via SMS, and you will stay up to date on critical issues within your environment.
DRIVE ADOPTION MARKETING CAMPAIGNS
Now when reviewing consumption reports, you can directly create adoption campaigns to increase usage directly from the 4ward365 interface! More importantly, you can monitor the effectiveness of your campaign be reviewing click through rates and messages read. Improve engagement by linking to professionally produced Microsoft short informational videos. By measuring how different campaign messages are driving workload adoption rates, you can fine-tune your message to improve overall efficiency.
4ward365 believes that getting you closer to your environment data is one of our most important functions. Leveraging our new faceted search within the User Analyzer report, you can perform discovery across your tenant in multiple dimensions. As you use existing attributes for users to discover those objects meeting your intended criteria, drill down into the results for additional investigation, and no dead ends. Once you get used to searching by any value, in any attribute, you’ll never want to go back to plain keyword searching!
Struggling to remember a user’s email address when pulling up the user card? Now you can simply type the first 3 characters of a user’s name and the interface will automatically provide the context sensitive suggestions of the object you are targeting.
Because you demanded it, 4ward365 now includes reporting on the Yammer workload! Use it to find out how well your organization is sharing information internally, and drive deeper collaboration and social connections. 4ward365 shows who is driving content creation on the platform, allowing you to target your internal champions to drive interactivity among their peers. As the usage grows, so will your organization’s collaboration success.
The new SharePoint Site Activity report reveals critical information about the most active sites. 4ward365 automatically ranks them based on their action count over the last 30 days, allowing you to compare the differing utilization levels.
DELEGATION FOR DISTRIBUTION GROUP
Now our management actions have been extended to control Distribution Groups. Creating, updating, and deleting Distribution Groups has never been easier. And it is just as easy to modify their group membership.
NEW SUPPORT PORTAL
4ward365 also introduced a new and advanced platform for handling support cases, and self-service. Visit our support portal in the weeks ahead to open new tickets, search our knowledge base, or try out our new troubleshooter to quickly resolve the most common issues.
MULTIPLE IMPROVEMENTS FOR LICENSES MANAGEMENT AND LICENSE POOLS
Improved handling of how 4ward365 manages additions and removals from the license pool, allowing you to more quickly bring your costs under control.
Now you can even assign or remove licenses or services across the entire tenant in a single click. 4ward365 will take care of applying only requested change across all users. If you have 65,000 users and you want to disable a specific service across all of them, then this feature is for you!
Enjoy your journey over the beautiful Italy with our amazing product!
KEEP AN EYE:
- Import has been improved and includes more sources of information like all the new data available from Microsoft.
- Additional fields on the User Card provide new information collected in this release.