Thanks for your interest in Quest On Demand, your go-to SAS dashboard for tackling Microsoft challenges in a hybrid world. I'm Shawney Reiner, Senior Strategic Systems Consultant at Quest, and today I'm going to take you on a short part 2 tour of the On Demand License Management License Discovery feature.
The first part is the license discovery by user tour and provides a basic overview of the functionality and purpose of the user's page. 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.
A costly and common occurrence regarding license allocation its license assignment duplication. Different license types can offer similar product capabilities, and often users are assigned licenses with duplicate products. While it's difficult to identify duplications natively, ODLM makes it easy with filtering. From the Filter list, select License. Begin typing the name of a license in question and select it from the list. Repeat this for any of the other licenses in question.
Once the list appears, browse it for the duplicate names, and these are your duplicate license assignments. By viewing the details of each, you can determine which license type contains the products that are assigned and being used. This allows for license reclamation and appropriate allocation.
Other common initiatives are license type transitions, user adoption, and appropriate license type allocation. And ODLM highlights the needed information to support these initiatives. Taking a quick peek back on the Cost page, it's readily apparent that E5 is heavily assigned and E3 is not. Now, back on the Users page with the information from the Cost page, we can filter on one or both of these licenses and we can add in the department information displayed to broaden the perspective to an entire department.
Now, with the users listed, we can look at what each user is using and provisioned, allowing for an informed decision regarding what license type is needed. And this information helps to paint a picture of which license is sufficient. Therefore, whether the objective is efficient allocation, better user adoption, or appropriate license type purchases, this feature and other features can help drive intelligent, educated decisions.
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.