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Upcoming Webinar: Mail Traffic Analysis with Power BI

20 Jan 2017 by Emma Robinson

Register for our upcoming webinar here: ‘Analyze your company’s Office 365 Mail Traffic statistics with Power BI’ (Tuesday 24 January, 1pm EST)
We live in a world that is teeming with data. Our personal devices, activities and lifestyle produce an unimaginable amount of information, and as a society we’re fascinated by it – you only have to look at the popularity of fitness and health trackers to see this obsession in play. At work, the sheer volume and availability of data generated by workflows, processes, and technologies is unprecedented, and more than a little overwhelming.
A lot of this data goes unprocessed – either because it isn’t useful, it cannot be easily manipulated, or because the resources (time, technology, cost) required to decode it are not available. Data only holds value when it is translated into information that we understand, and that’s where Power BI comes in.
Power BI is Microsoft’s cloud-based business intelligence service. It is an extremely powerful tool, promising to show you ‘your whole business on one dashboard’. The tool enables you to ‘transform, analyze, and visualize data’, featuring live dashboards, interactive reporting, and over 60 data sources including popular third-party applications, to help unify your data points into one consolidated view.

As a powerful tool, dealing with complex data sets and varied sources, Power BI is also more than a little complicated to use, and can be rather bewildering when you first encounter it. The service requires careful configuration, and with so many data points and integrations, which each need to be mapped to different business functions or requirements, there’s also the question of where to start.
As a valuable addition to the Office 365 toolset, we thought we would explore what Power BI is capable of. Hosted by Alan Byrne, CEO of Cogmotive and Microsoft MVP, our upcoming webinar will demonstrate how to set up and export raw Message Trace logs from Office 365, and then use Power BI to analyze the data, and create a range of useful dashboards and reports to help manage mail traffic.
Join us, and we’ll show you how to find…

  • The number of emails sent and received per day or per hour.
  • The top senders and receivers between specific dates.
  • Mail traffic activity throughout the day.
  • The most active periods for mail traffic (including email sent outside of business hours).
  • Which of your domains receive the most mail.
  • The top recipients, and who sends the most mail to you.

Register here, and join us on Tuesday 24 January at 1pm EST to find out about ways to work with Power BI and Office 365 mail.
Cogmotive is the leading global provider of enterprise level reporting and analytics applications for Office 365. Find out more now.