Monitor Office 365 using OMS

Here comes the OMS (Operations Management Suit), I’m testing OMS for a while and I through of writing a blog post on OMS newly (preview) feature Office 365 monitoring.

Introduction to OMS (Operations Management Suit)

This suite includes  set of Azure-hosted management services that can manage cloud services running not just on Azure and Windows Server, but also on AWS, Linux, VMware and/or OpenStack. The Operations Management Suite, consists of  Log analytics, Azure Automation, Availability, Security as one integrated suite. Microsoft plans to add more services to this bundle over time. Currently users of System Center Operations Manager can include their on-premise environment (private cloud) into OMS by connecting OMS to SCOM.

OMS Intro

With the Office 365 solution, you can perform the following types of management activities:

  • Monitor user activities on your Office 365 accounts to analyze usage patterns as well as identify behavioral trends. For example, you can extract specific usage scenarios, such as files that are shared outside your organization or the most popular SharePoint sites.
  • Monitor admin activities to track configuration changes or high privilege operations.
  • Detect and investigate unwanted user behavior, which can be customized for your organizational needs.
  • Demonstrate audit and compliance. For example, you can monitor file access operations on confidential files, which can help you with the audit and compliance process.
  • Perform operational troubleshooting by using OMS Search on top of Office 365 activity data of your organization.

Add Office 365 tenant to OMS

  1. Enable the Office 365 (preview) feature from OMS solution gallery.
    enable o365
  2. Configure the Office 365 account for monitoring.In overview we can see the Office 365 tile as bellow.
    office 365 tile
    Click the tile to enter the connection setting.
    Click Connect Office 365,after you connect the Office 365 tenant using admin account you will see it in the setting –> connected source.
    office account
  3. You should expect to see the initial data flow in 3–4 hours.
    office 365 tile 2office 365 dashboard

Additional Resources

OMS Office 365 management solution now in public preview

Microsoft Previews Office 365 Monitoring with Operations Management Suite