PLEASANTON, Calif. - February 19, 2015 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the addition of an Office 365 bulk license manager to its Active Directory management software, ADManager Plus, and an Exchange Online reporting module to its Microsoft Exchange server reporting solution, Exchange Reporter Plus. While the new feature in ADManager Plus allows administrators to manage Office 365 licenses of multiple users at once, the new Exchange Reporter Plus provides administrators a better understanding of how Office 365 resources are being utilized. The new features for both products are available immediately.
The Office 365 management portal fails administrators on several fronts. For instance, the portal can't manage more than 20 user licenses at a time. It can't import users from a CSV file and bulk-edit their licenses. Moreover, it doesn't collect and report information necessary to optimize Office 365 resource management in a Windows Azure Active Directory environment. In turn, admins rely heavily on PowerShell to perform tasks like modifying a large number of Office 365 licenses and querying Azure AD tenants. PowerShell, however, is a command line tool that is time consuming and hard to use.
"After we added Office 365 provisioning and reporting capabilities to ADManager Plus, our customers started asking for a bulk license management utility that would offer some flexibility in managing Office 365 licenses," said Manikandan Thangaraj, director of product management, ManageEngine. "So we not only added that utility in ADManager Plus, we also upgraded Exchange Reporter Plus to report on Office 365 mailboxes. This way, administrators need not struggle with PowerShell to get mailbox statistics that ease license management."
The Office 365 bulk license manager in ADManager Plus makes managing Office 365 user licenses more flexible and straightforward. The user interface lists all the Office 365 accounts, making it easy for administrators to select and modify the licenses of several accounts at a time. Depending on their needs, administrators can choose to add, replace or revoke licenses completely or selectively.
CSV-based bulk licensing - Administrators can import a user list from a CSV file to manage the licenses of a specific group. This provision helps when administrators need to change subscription plans for a department or revoke licenses of inactive users.
Customized, selective licensing - This feature enables administrators to revisit assigned licenses and enable and disable services based on user requirements. Given the design of the interface and user selection options, administrators will find it easy to bulk-enable services.
The new ADManager Plus module also enables administrators to delegate Office 365 license management and reporting to help desk technicians for a certain location or organizational unit.
The new Office 365 reporting module in Exchange Reporter Plus offers information such as inactive mailboxes and top 10 mailboxes by size, which is not easily available on the Office 365 management portal and can only be obtained by using elaborate PowerShell scripting. In addition to saving administrators the scripting effort, these reports equip them with a clear idea of how the Office 365 resources are being utilized. The new Office 365 module of Exchange Reporter Plus offers the following reports:
Mailbox Enabled Users reports list all Office 365 users who've been assigned Exchange Online licenses and mailboxes.
Mailbox Size reports specify the size of individual mailboxes and the number of messages stored in them. They also identify the top 10 mailboxes in a tenant based on their sizes.
Inactive Mailboxes reports identify mailboxes that have not been accessed for a long time. For every inactive mailbox listed, the report points out the last logon time.
Archived Mailboxes reports provide general information about mailboxes that have been archived.
ADManager Plus pricing starts at $495, and Exchange Reporter Plus pricing starts at $295. A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of both products is available at http://www.manageengine.com/products/ad-manager/download.html and http://www.manageengine.com/products/exchange-reports/download.html, respectively
For more information on ADManager Plus, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/ad-manager/, and for more information on Exchange Reporter Plus, visit hrhttp://www.manageengine.com/products/exchange-reports/. For more information on ManageEngine, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.
ADManager Plus is a web-based Windows Active Directory management and reporting solution that helps Active Directory administrators and help desk technicians accomplish their day-to-day activities. With an intuitive, easy-to-use user interface, ADManager Plus handles a variety of complex tasks and generates an exhaustive list of Active Directory reports, some of which are an essential requirement to satisfy compliance audits. For more information on ManageEngine ADManager Plus, visit http://www.manageengine.com/ad-manager/.
Exchange Reporter Plus is a web-based reporting, analysis and auditing solution for Exchange servers. Through its 100+ reports, the software offers profound insight into every aspect of Exchange email infrastructure. Through the self-explanatory statistics on email traffic, mailbox storage growth, and usage patterns, it equips the administrator with all the vital information required to optimize an Exchange server. Auditing capabilities of the product help make compliance demonstration easy. For more information, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/products/exchange-reports/.
ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization's need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, many established and emerging enterprises - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corporation with offices worldwide, including the United States, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://buzz.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.