09-16-2016 10:50 AM - edited 09-16-2016 10:50 AM
09-17-2016 08:45 AM
Well, the Office Activations report seems to show whether a user has downloaded and activated Office desktop click-to-run, but it doesn't show the version number in use (could be important if you want to check lingering updates required for new functionality), nor does it show anything about MSI versions of Office (as far as I can tell) or whether old versions of Office (before 2016) are used. I also don't trust the dates because I can see an entry (in my tenant) for a user who apparently activated Office 2016 for Mac on 10 Nov 2014. It probably is that this is the date that Office for Mac was first activated on the machine and the date wasn't changed when subsequent updates were applied... I also see three activations for Office on Windows Phone for my account (but I have one phone) and 1 for iOS (I've activated on at least one iPhone and an iPad). In short, some of the data is a mystery... and because you can't drill down into the data to check what lies beneath, it will remain a mystery.
I don't believe that any of the third-party reporting products do any better. This is because they all depend on data provided by Microsoft through a reporting API... and that's what Microsoft is reporting here too.
09-19-2016 05:31 AM
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01-04-2017 06:30 AM
Don't you think that this is something that should be available to tenant admins without paying an extra fee for the info? I do...
01-04-2017 07:12 AM
To chime in, yes this would be good and it would be a useful addition, you shouldn't really have to spend extra for this. Even more so as channel versions become unsupported, like 1602 next month and making sure all PCs are on the right version. This info isn't available either from the Power BI Office 365 Adoption pack by the way.
Saying that, Configuration Manager now comes with some great reporting with the Office 365 Client Management dashboard (as well as deployment and update features for O365 ProPlus), showing
By the way @Scott Johnson if you buy Intune, you get rights to use Config Mgr, though it's still a hefty investment with hardware and expertise etc.