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What’s new in Autopilot: January 2019

17 Jan 2019 by Greg Jones

We have made some exciting additions to Autopilot so far this year. If you’re using Teams and need a better way to manage the service using delegation, then you really don’t want to miss these updates.

Teams delegated administration and management is now available

Autopilot now utilizes the Graph v1.0 API for Teams. Autopilot collects details about teams, owners, channels, members, settings, etc. You can use the new option on the left menu bar (shown below) to delegate administration and management using Autopilot.

Teams groupings added

In Autopilot we now support grouping Microsoft Teams. You can take the teams, which are basically a flat list, and then categorize them for management and delegation.

You can create new groups in Autopilot, as shown here.

Create these groups however you like. For example, you might want to create groups by department, with Accounting, R&D, HR, and so forth.

After creating groups, move the teams to the group/department you want to manage them. For example, here’s how it looks if I’m moving the Autopilot team to the R&D group.

After teams are moved to a Teams Group, you can delegate the management of those teams. In this example, I can now delegate the Development Manager administrative control to the teams specific to R&D. This enables them to see and edit Teams details. They can also see settings, add channels, or modify membership.

User experience enhanced

Several enhancements were made to enhance usability, including:

You can now add contact information to the tenant details. This makes it easier for organizations managing multiple tenants to know who to contact about that tenant.

Enhancements were made to the on-premise agent for user creation and modifications.

The audit log can now be exported (see below). After export, the log can be imported into other management systems that are used in organizations to create dashboards, graphs, alerts, and so forth.

It’s now easier to see which user/mailbox/group you’re changing, because the name now displays in the blade details, as shown here.

System job notifications were removed. This not only improves performance, but it also provides administrators with more informative notifications and less “noise”.

Finally, you can now contact support from the Help page. Take a look:

Here’s a video showing these updates:

This is a lot for our first set of updates of 2019. But, stay tuned. We have a lot more planned for the rest of the year. If you want to find out more about Autopilot, or would like to see the product in action, please get in touch and request a demo!