How to Enable Usage Analytics Feature in Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft provides a fully-functional analytics platform for companies that use Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) as their internal team collaboration platform. Office 365 usage states and data can be combined with Power BI to produce and visualize how employees in your company are adopting different Microsoft 365 products. In this article, we provided steps on enabling Microsoft Office 365 usage analytics. 

Step 1: Login to Your Microsoft 365 Account

Go to office.com and enter your Microsoft 365 (Office 365) admin login credentials to access your account. Please keep in mind that you must be IT admin or have Microsoft 365 admin login credentials to execute the next steps.

Step 2:  Go to Admin Console

Expand the menu options that you can see in the homepage and click on the Admin link. 

Step 3:  Go to Usage

Click on the Reports tab in the admin console. Locate the Usage link in the Reports sub-menu and click on it.

Step 4:  Locate the Power Bi Option

Scroll down to the bottom of the Usage page until you locate the Go to Power Bi tab. Click on it. This will take you to the Power BI portal. If Microsoft prompts you to log in again, enter your Microsoft 365 admin login credentials to access the Power BI dashboard.

Step 5:  Click on Get Started

To get started with Microsoft Office 365 Usage Analytics with Power Bi, click on the Apps icon (highlighted in the image).

Step 6: Install Microsoft Usage Analytics App

Upon clicking the apps icon, you will find all the Power Bi apps. Search for Microsoft Usage Analytics. 

Step 7: Install the Usage Analytics App 

Click on the Get it Now button and install the app. Ensure that you are installing the Microsoft’s app and not the ones provided by third-party publishers.

Step 8: Provide Access to Microsoft

Microsoft needs some of your account’s information shared with it in order to put the Usage Analytics to work. You may need to examine all the permissions Microsoft is seeking and then click on the Continue button.

Step 9: Click on the Install Button

Click on the Install button to complete the adding Usage Analytics app to your Power BI account.

Step 10:  Usage Analytics Is Now Enabled

All of your company’s Microsoft 365 activity can now be accessed and visualized from the Power BI account. As an IT admin, you can check and monitor critical information related to users, licensing, and product usage.

We hope you found this article on Microsoft 365 helpful.

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