Autopilot is a sophisticated SaaS application that simplifies Office 365 administration and management. The solution can be used to complete administrative tasks, delegate control of Office 365 to other users in an organization and maintain compliance with enhanced security and flexibility.
Running on the Microsoft Azure Service Fabric platform, Autopilot acts as a proxy to both the on-premises environment as well as the cloud environment. It allows for the collection of local Organizational Units (OUs) to be used with Office 365. These OUs can be utilized to provide granular delegated administration allowing users with no rights to the actual systems to perform pre-defined actions. You can also create additional “Virtual OUs” where you can also define delegated administration.
Autopilot reconciles the inherent challenges of maintaining control while ensuring productivity. Using configuration policies, you can automatically ensure compliance with internal and industry policies – simply set them up and let them uphold your requirements. The solution reduces any risk by enabling a granular “Least-Privilege Administration Model” approach to Office 365 Administrators, so the absolute minimum rights are assigned.
Autopilot can also enhance end user satisfaction by unlocking self-service administration. The tool allows a user’s manager or the help desk to perform Office 365 administration tasks in a powerful console that’s easy to use. Keep your users happy and productive, while unburdening your IT team in a way that is secure and compliant.
A. The only install is the on-premises agent, which needs HTTPS access to the Autopilot URL for the tenant.
A. No, Autopilot can be used for on-premises and cloud environments.
A. As a SaaS application, you can get up and running with Autopilot very quickly. All you need to do is log in with an Office 365 Global Administrator account and Autopilot will create your account and link with your organization.
A. Yes, Autopilot captures details of every action and event in its audit log, so you can see exactly who made each change and when.