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Check the service health of your Office 365 service on the go

Lawrence Chiu is a senior product manager
on the Office 365 team.

As we discussed in a recent
blog post,  Cloud services you can trust, “Transparency requires consistent communication.” 
We’re
working to improve the transparency of the Office 365 service by continuously
improving our communication with customers on changes that impact the Office
365 environment. Recently we deployed the improved Message Center, which delivers messages targeted to your
organization. Now we’re introducing another communication tool, one that was recently
demoed on the November 6 episode of The Garage Series-
a new app for on-the-go service health checks.

Starting today, Office 365 service administrators can connect to their
organization’s Office 365 service status from wherever they are with the Office
365 Admin app. The new app enables administrators to view service health
information and maintenance status updates from their mobile device. They can also
filter information by service subscriptions and configure app data refresh
intervals.

Administrators can use the Office 365
Admin app to check the overall health of their organization’s services, see the
health of individual services, and set data refresh intervals.

To access service health data with the
Office 365 Admin app, you must have an active Office 365 subscription with
administrator user rights. Also, this app does not currently support Windows
Azure Active Directory Multi-Factor Authentication.

The Office 365 Admin app is in the process
of rolling out across multiple platforms, starting with Windows Phone 8 today
and followed by Android (4.2.1 and up) and iOS 7 in the coming weeks. Stay
tuned to this blog
and your Message Center. You’ll be notified as soon as the app is available on
Google Play and in the Apple App Store.

To access the frequently asked questions
or to follow what the community has to say about the app, please click this link.

Download the app on the Windows
Phone 8 Store
.

 

–Lawrence
Chiu

 

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11 comments
  1. Nice idea… any thoughts on when the rest of the mobile world will get the app? You know… those pesky admins with iPhones and Androids?

    • Thanks for your message. Stay tuned to this blog and your Message Center. We are several weeks away and will announce as soon as the app is available for iOS and Android devices.

  2. This is a great.. Also it would be even more nice if we have some alerting mechanism included to the app which triggers some alert and notifies us when some updates occur in O365 and we can view the app to know more.. cause no one checks this app often though we set regular refresh intervals .. hope this is valid and if this included it would make it even more robust and attractive … :)

    • Thanks for your feedback and suggestions. Glad you like the app!

  3. I would love to have the additional option of resetting a user’s password on the run!

    • Thanks for your suggestion! We will consider the feature during our planning.

  4. This will definitely go on my to do list. Nice

  5. I’ll be eagerly awaiting this for the iPad and iPhone… Id also like to see if there’s an Windows 7 desktop gadget for the Office 365 Admin app…

    • Availability on the other platforms is weeks away. Stay tuned to this blog and your Message Center for notification when it is available.

      Thanks for you suggestion! We will consider it during our planning.

  6. Hey!
    installed that app and could not logging in tryed use my username and password say not working but work nice om my computers what is wrong use windows phone 8

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