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Microsoft PowerBI Office 365 Adoption Report Pack Preview Now, GA TBC

At Modality Systems we love PowerBI, and have been using it for sometime in our Skype for Business performance management and user adoption practices. Microsoft are now offering a PowerBI reporting pack that can pull Office 365 usage data and present it in an a way that is easy to view and digest.

Microsoft new Office 365 adoption content pack enables you to visualize and analyse Office 365 usage data, create custom reports and share the insights within your organization and pivot by attributes such as location and department. Today, we’re announcing that a limited preview of the adoption content pack is now available for Office 365 customers.

You can email Microsoft now to sign up for the preview

The limited preview of the adoption content pack is available for Office 365 customers today. To get access to the content pack, please send an email to and include your tenant ID. Sign-up closes October 16, 2016—and space is limited—so please sign up now. After we have prepared your data (it can take 2-3 weeks), you will receive an email with instructions.

The adoption content pack will become available for all customers to opt in by the end of December.

Full details:


The adoption content pack provides you with additional reports that admins can access by clicking the tabs at the bottom of the site including the following reports:

  • Yammer Usage report—Useful for organizations that are in the process of rolling out Yammer or are focused on increasing usage. The report provides helpful information about how various parts of your organization adopt Yammer as a form or communication including how many people post messages, how many consume content by liking or reading a message and how new user activation has changed over time.
  • Skype for Business Usage report—Provides a consolidated view of Skype activity as well as with details about how many users leverage Skype to connect with others through peer-to-peer messages and how many communicate their ideas by participating or organizing video conferences.
  • OneDrive for Business Usage report—Shows admins how users leverage OneDrive to collaborate with others in new ways. They can easily see how many users use OneDrive to share files and how many utilize it mostly for file storage. The report also includes information about how many OneDrive accounts are actively being used, and how many files are stored on average.
  • SharePoint Usage report—Shows how SharePoint team sites and groups sites are being used to store files and for collaboration. The report also includes information about how many SharePoint sites are actively being used, and how many files are stored on average.
  • Office 365 Top User report—Enables admins to identify Office 365 power users and the individual products they are using. Power users can often help to drive product usage by sharing their experience about how they use the products to get their work done faster and more efficiently.





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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

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