Thanks for your interest in Quest on Demand, your go-to SAAS dashboard for tackling Microsoft challenges in a hybrid world. I'm Shawny Reiner, senior strategic systems consultant at Quest. And today, I'm going to take you on a short tour of the On Demand License Management license discovery by user feature.
If you've taken any of the other Tours, you know that ODLM provides an at-a-glance, in-depth usage and cost analysis of your Office 365 licensing. With ODLM, it's easy to understand who is or isn't using provided licenses, as well as what is and is not provisioned in the tenant.
Before viewing this tour, a good video to view first is the license management dashboard tour, because it provides a quick, high-level view of each of the specific functional aspects of on-demand license management.
By default, the data is presented in a one-to-one user name to license name table. For example, here at the top, Aaron Beal is displayed twice, because he has two different licenses.
Some additional information is the total license assignment count in the lower left hand corner, And the account status, department, and country information is displayed for each user. This data can be filtered on four different points-- department, country, license, and user. And selecting any filter makes it active for use. For example, if I select User and began typing a user name, it presents a list to me to select the name I want.
While we have this user selected, let's take a look at the information provided for a user. Clicking on any of the presented data will provide details related to that license. For Bryant's E5 details, it shows each product available in that license type. And for each product, we get additional details regarding assignment and usage.
We can see that three products were not provisioned to him, even though he had the license assigned. And we can see that two products are provisioned, but he hasn't used them in over a month, thus classifying them as assigned, but inactive.
The other status options are disabled and active. This is useful, but there are some other filtering options that can provide insight on a broader scale. For a slightly deeper look at how else the license discovery by user feature can enhance your ability to make informed decisions regarding license allocation, user adoption, and cost saving, take the license discovery tour.
So that's the quick tour. Ready to get started? Check out www.quest.com/on-demand and navigate to On Demand License Management to learn more. Be sure to check out the other available videos.