One of the most common requests we receive at Office365Mon has to do with the different types of reporting we provide on the availability and performance of a customer’s Office 365 tenant. There are dozens of reports out of the box, as well as snapshot reports with the up to the minute availability of these services, and many of our customers have asked how they could get these reports for their own internal web sites. Today we are announcing a feature to do exactly that – the Dashboard Reports feature from Office365Mon.
The Dashboard Reports feature is designed to let you take the virtually all of the reports available in our site that we get when we monitor Office 365 for you, and add them to any web site you wish with literally a single HTML tag. In addition to being simple though, it’s also secure. In order to use Dashboard Reports, you need to go to the Office365Mon site and get a secret key that is required to display Dashboard Reports. That prevents anyone else from displaying your Office365Mon data. In addition, you can remove and add keys as needed, so if a key is compromised at some point you can quickly and easily remove it.
In addition to the reports that we’ve had in our report gallery, the two most common requests we had from customers who want to display data in their own internal sites has been the current status information widgets from the My Info page (https://www.office365mon.com/Features/MyInfo). To enable the display of these widgets in the Dashboard Reports features, we created two new reports and added them to the report gallery. They display the same information as you find on the My Info page, and look like this:
Complete instructions for adding reports to your site using the Dashboard Reports feature can be found here: https://www.office365mon.com/Configure/Dashboard. It takes just a couple of minutes to create a key to use with your Dashboard Reports, and then to create the HTML tag to actually render it. The documentation also describes how you can do things like color the report background as well as select which report to show. Here’s an example of a Dashboard Report being shown in a completely different site from Office365Mon:
The new Dashboard Reports feature makes it super easy and simple to build your own custom Office 365 health dashboards now with just a few lines of HTML. Visit our site at https://www.office365mon.com to learn about it and all of the other Office 365 monitoring features available from Office365Mon.Com.
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