CoreView Version 5.7 was released on Friday, August 10, 2018. Below is a summary of the changes, including one awesome new feature. In addition, our developers squashed a number of bugs, the resolution of which will be reported directly to any customer reporting the bug.
Major Updates and Enhancements
Introducing “License Templates” for Improved License Management
We have added a brand new management capability that allows CoreView Tenant Administrators to create unique “License Templates” that can the be leveraged to make license assignments easier. This new feature can be found under the Management Menu as “Manage License Templates.” Click here to view a video on this new feature. This is an early-stage release of this feature and we plan to expand the capabilities of this new feature with some planned improvements. As always, we welcome your comments and feedback.
License Templates allow you to:
- Enhance your license management by using the template to define what range of licenses you want to make available to an operator to manage. You can decide what licenses you want to exclude, include as optional or include as mandatory.
- More easily manage bundled licenses by preselecting the actual licenses you want to include (or exclude) when the template is applied. This is very useful when assigning a bundled SKU, such as an E3 or E5, where you may not want to include Yammer or Sway by default.
- Avoid licensing dependency errors by accounting for any license dependencies in the template. An example of this is where Office Online requires either SharePoint Online Plan 1 or Plan 2.
- Once a Template is created, you can then add that template to a Permission for the required delegation. Please note that this is an initial release of License Templates and is currently limited to only one Template to Permission.
- Operational Reports Renamed - We have renamed the operational reports to Office 365 Service Health and Office 365 Messages to provide more clarity on the content of these reports.
- Quarantined Mobile Device Report – We have added a RefreshData button that will allow you to make sure that you have the most current information displayed in the report.
- Account SKUs are now updated during Partial Import (every 5 mins) - New licenses entitlements added to Office 365 are now included in the partial import and will then be visible shortly after they are added to your Office 365 tenant.
- Service Plan and SKU description added to Tasks - Making sure that the plain-language SKU names are included in Tasks.
- Custom Actions now supports Azure AD – We have extended the reach of Custom Actions to now include Azure AD. Custom Actions is available only to customers who have purchased Administration
- Management Wizard bulk Selection– We updated the behavior of the “select all” logic so that when performing a management action, you are limited to only those users displayed on the current page. This prevents an Operator from inadvertently selecting all users.
- User Without License Report – We have made some adjustments to ensure that this report will now list any user without a license.
- New Report: “Mailboxes without license” – This new report lists mailboxes that need a license from Microsoft’s perspective .
- New Management Action: Reset all open sessions on Office 365 for a user – Implemented to allow customers manage open sessions as may be needed from time to time.
- New Operator Notifications now Configurable - A CoreView TenantAdmin can now decide if newly creator operators will receive a welcome email or not. Check out our Knowledgebase Article for more information.
Microsoft Changes in Office 365 impacting CoreView
- Skype for Business API Permissions - Microsoft changed the permissions needed to access Skype for Business data. Our development team has changed CoreView’s logic to use Advanced Management user to connect to Skype. Until further notice, only customers with Advanced Management configured will be able to access Skype for Business data.
- Changes in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Permissions - Microsoft changed permissions needed to access MFA information. This required that we modify the User Management Role. Customers will have to recreate admins for this change to be applied. New customers will automatically have this new role applied to their service users.