A year in the life of Radar Reporting – 2017 Review
2017 was arguably the most exciting year for Radar Reporting in its 5+ year history. Thousands of organizations and millions of users continue to rely on it for accurate, consistent, high-performance reporting, and in-depth audit analysis.
By all metrics, 2017 was a highly successful year for Radar Reporting and I would like to thank all our existing customers and the many new customers who we have welcomed to the fold throughout 2017.
Naturally, one of the biggest changes we faced this year the renaming of the product suite from Cogmotive Reports to Radar Reporting, which we launched during a busy, but extremely successful Microsoft Ignite in Orlando in late September. This brought the product suite inline with the Quadrotech vision, to stand alongside the other new migration and management products launched last year: Cloud Commander and Autopilot.
The acquisition of Cogmotive by Quadrotech in late 2016 meant that our development team were able to recharge, and review many of the features and additions we were thinking about adding to Radar Reporting, and align them with the goals and broader strategy within Quadrotech.
Internally the team grew in both size and abilities, and in the 2nd half of this year we saw the fruit of this expanded investment.
Let’s review the major product achievements for 2017
There was a strong focus on all things security across the IT industry in 2017, and this was also the case for Radar Reporting.
We added several new features to our Radar for Security & Audit module, including massively expanding our audit coverage to six new workloads, including Teams, Skype for Business, Yammer and PowerBI.
Immediate access to audit event information was improved in 2017. We added sophisticated on-event alerting, which is simple to configure, and will notify you via email and SMS. Not only that, but audit filters can now be scheduled (see below – all you have to do is fill in your requirements, set the schedule, and you’re good to go!). This means that a full history of major audit events, based on set filters, could be delivered to your mailbox on your schedule.
So far this year, we’ve also expanded our existing Roles Based Access Control (RBAC) and introduced new RBAC policies which allow for the Radar Reporting tool to be segmented into sub-areas of data availability, based on AD attributes.
We regularly expand our reporting capabilities and feature set, and as we’re a SaaS tool, these additions go straight into the product once they’re ready and released. In 2017 we added new reports across most of our supported workloads, including: new SharePoint Storage Reports, a Contacts Report in Exchange, an Inventory Report, new support for Yammer and Public Folders, Expanded OneDrive and SharePoint Usage Reports, among many others.
Getting to the report data became a lot easier in 2017 as well, with new features for scheduling and publishing dashboards. We also extended our reporting capabilities into the on-premises world with our exchange mailbox support. Look out for a further expansion to on-premises support in 2018.
Partner Features Expanded
Partners have always been a major part of our success, and in 2017 we expanded our partner offerings with new features including: expanded cross-tenant reporting via custom reporting, and the successful launch of our ‘Partners for Partners’ program, allowing partners to expand their own ecosystem with Radar Reporting.
Towards the end of the year, we began to work on integration with our Cloud Commander and Autopilot solutions. This means that in 2018, you will see even more exciting developments and integrations from the Radar Reporting team, as well as across the Quadrotech Migration, Reporting, Security and Management technologies overall!
Success breeds success, and we are looking forward to continuing this journey with our current and future customers in 2018.