In July 2022, Microsoft announced the availability of the Microsoft 365 Health Dashboard in public preview. Customers, usually IT admins in SMBs, have mentioned that it is difficult to understand the complete health of their Microsoft 365 admin center. IT professionals in SMBs are usually overcharged with keeping too many apps and services running smoothly in a limited time frame for each one.
Taking into consideration the feedback from these customers, Microsoft created a new dashboard to pull this information together, giving them an at-a-glance view of key health data of their M365 environment.
Starting July 11th, 2022, the new Microsoft 365 Health dashboard is available in public preview. Admins can access it by logging in to the Admin Center and visiting Health Overview.
It sounds just as useful on its own, however, it is designed to do more than just show the health status of your cloud services. The Microsoft 365 Health dashboard gives you a full picture of the health of your environment. You will be able to see how well your organization is keeping desktop software updated, following best practices for security, and using the products you’ve paid for.
At the top of the dashboard, you will see critical alerts about any issues that need attention. They can be general service incidents or billing issues that may cause problems if not addressed, (I.e., Credit cards about to expire).
Service health and usage
You will see an abbreviated list of the current health status of your Microsoft 365 apps and services in the center of the page. To see the exhaustive list of all products, all you have to do is visit the full-service health page.
This section shows the average daily usage of each product, as well as a view of license utilization. This, to help admins understand how well they all are taking advantage of the organization’s products.
Microsoft 365 app updates
This is an at-a-glance view of whether your M365 desktop apps like Word and Excel, are updated. Here you can see how many devices have fallen behind and how many vulnerabilities there are.
Last but not least, you will find recommendation cards at the bottom of the dashboard. These cards are filled with suggestions on what you can do to improve your organization’s health.
We are as excited as you to hear this dashboard is now available. This tool will be very useful for all admins to help keep tabs on the total health of your organization’s Microsoft 365 environment. Keep your environment up-to-date, secure, and productive with this new tool.
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