The Dashboard screen provides you with the information needed to see the whole picture of your Office 365 environment.
You can use Dashboard to:
see what was happening in your Office 365 environment in the last 30 days at a glance
find summary data on your resources, internal and external users, sharing links, and used storage - all numbers are drillable, taking you to the related reports, which will show more details
detect potential issues, for example, if your environment has inactive or orphaned resources
You can access the Dashboard screen from:
the Welcome Home screen
the Home dropdown menu on any other screen within the application
The Dashboard screen shows six tiles:
Below, each tile is described in more detail.
In Inventory, you can find the information about the total number of:
Office 365 groups
Each of these numbers is drillable, and, once clicked, opens the Sites Overview screen filtered to show appropriate data.
For the period of the last 30 days, you can find the number of new items for each resource type.
If you hover over a bar, which represents a newly added resource, a tooltip will appear with the exact date.
To see more details about all resources, click the View All link, which opens the Sites Overview screen.
On the bottom, colored in red, you will find the number of inactive and orphaned resources if they are present in your environment.
By clicking the number of the inactive resource, the Inactive Content report opens.
For more information about the Inactive Content report, click here.
Similarly, clicking the number of orphaned resources will open the Orphaned Resources report in the Report Center.
This tile contains the following information:
the total number of users in your environment
the number of newly added users in the past 30 days
the number of external users, administrators, inactive users, and users with blocked sign-in
the View All link
To access detailed information about all users, click on the total number of users or the View All link, which opens the Users Overview screen.
Each of the numbers drills to the appropriate view in the Users Overview screen, where you can perform further actions on each user by selecting them and choosing an action from the side panel.
You can supervise external sharing within your environment with this tile.
Here you can find the total number of:
Sites with External Sharing
Sites with Anonymous Sharing
Clicking the External users opens the Users Overview screen with filtered external/ad-hoc users.
Drill on the Sites With External Sharing number opens the External Sharing view on the Sites Overview screen. Here you can find Microsoft teams, Office 365 groups, sites, and OneDrive with external sharing setting set to any other value than 'Only people in your organization'.
Clicking the Anonymous Links number opens the Sharing Links report in Report Center. Here, only links shared to anyone are displayed. You can remove specific links with the help of actions available in the side panel.
The last information on this tile is the number of Sites With Anonymous Sharing. The drill opens the Anonymous Sharing view on the Sites Overview screen. Here, only resources with the external sharing settings set to 'Anyone' are displayed.
The Permissions Review and Lifecycle Management tiles show the progress of current automated tasks.
If the Permissions Review and Lifecycle Management automation is not configured, the tiles will help you navigate to the settings screen by clicking the Configure Now button.
When the Permissions Review is configured, the tile shows information about the upcoming Review, previous Review, or the current active Review, depending on the Permissions Review's current state.
Below, you can see the information for the active Permissions Review. The View All link guides you to the Governance screen, where additional information is provided about the active Permissions Review.
When the Lifecycle Management feature is configured, the tile gives information whether it is in an active state, or just turned on but inactive.
If inactive, the numbers in the tile will be zero.
In the picture below, you can see the tile when Lifecycle Management is in the active state.
View All link opens the Governance screen for Lifecycle Management Overview with additional information.
The chart shows information about performed actions in the last 30 days.
Every number is drillable and opens the dedicated screen in the Governance section.
Resources that require attention are highlighted with red color and displayed on the bottom of the tile. Clicking the link opens the Awaiting Response screen, where you can decide how to resolve tasks for these resources.
This tile provides the following storage metrics:
Information about used storage is also given for each resource type separately.
View All link will open the Largest Sites view on the Sites Overview screen.