The all new Office 365 admin center

Improved experience for all customers

The new admin center is hand-in-hand with the customers. The new admin center includes significant enhancements:

  • Simplification and discover-ability—The new admin center allows you to manage Office 365 quickly and efficiently by showing frequent tasks directly on the dashboard and by simplifying the experience. For many tasks, you won’t even have to leave the dashboard. It’s all there at your fingertips.
  • Search—New search bar has been added at the top of the admin center to help quickly find the feature you want to use.
  • Reporting—Significant improvements are rolling out to Office 365 reporting. New reports provide consistent insights across all workloads and deliver details down to the individual user level. You can see how users are adopting Office 365 at the subscription level as well as for each specific workload. Reports currently available include active Office 365 users, email traffic and Office activation. In the coming months, we’ll add reports for OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer and Skype for Business activity as well as on user interaction with Office 365, such as which operating systems users are on when they access the service.
Just the beginning, more enhancements are in the works

Our goal is to make the admin center experience simple, fast and more efficient. We’ll be adding further enhancements in the near future, including:

  • Customization—Soon, you’ll be able to customize the dashboard as well as other areas of the admin center to tailor it to your needs. For example, in a larger enterprise, your role as an admin may be focused on a specific service and billing might not be one of your areas of responsibility. To allow you to personalize the admin center, we’re introducing customization.
  • Contextual help—We know that not all customers are experts in all capabilities within the admin center. We are working to include contextual help and detailed explanations of functionality right next to the task to improve your ability to quickly make settings, user or configuration changes and to use the admin center more efficiently. For example, when creating a new user account, you see details on the settings for creating account names, including limitations in length, special characters and numerals. That way you don’t have to jump out to separate help articles to understand and accomplish the task. New short, embedded “Discover and Learn” videos will provide additional information.
If the new admin center is not your default experience yet, you can directly log in to it at

Source: Microsoft