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On Demand License Management Current - User Guide

Working with License Management

On Demand License Management optimizes your Office 365 license investment by identifying cost saving measures and areas of underutilization to get more return from existing licenses. License Management scans your Azure AD tenant for information on your organization's Microsoft Office 365 and associated Azure Active Directory (AD) software licenses. By normalizing, categorizing, and identifying license types, this data is presented on an intuitive dashboard with simple visualizations to identify areas for optimization. The dashboard clarifies license management by identifying license scenarios that need attention and displays simplified user and product data assignment views.

License Management is part of Quest On Demand.

Use the links below for information on using License Management.

Managing Your On Demand Environment

Configure your environment to use License Management.

License Management summary

View information about the Microsoft licenses in your tenants.

License Management cost

Examine a detailed view of your license costs.

Viewing licenses

View information for all your licenses or use the filters to show only the specific licenses you want.

Viewing product usage for different Microsoft products

View detailed information about your licenses, products, and users with filters to refine the data being displayed.

Viewing users

View your users and see which users have licenses and the estimated cost per user.

Configuration

Customize the license costs to more accurately reflect your cost data. You can also exclude specific licenses from being included in calculations in the reports. Add up to three custom attributes that can be used when filtering user data.

Documentation roadmap

See the documentation for all On Demand License Management modules.

Technical Support

Technical support resources for On Demand License Management.

 

Overview of On Demand License Management

On Demand is a cloud based management platform that provides access to multiple Quest Software tools for Microsoft product management through a unified interface. Cloud-based is a term that refers to applications, services or resources made available to users on demand via the Internet. Quest On Demand is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application where application software is hosted in the cloud and made available to users through quest-on-demand.com.

On Demand management is based on the concepts of organizations, modules, and Azure Active Directory (AD) tenants. When you sign up for the On Demand service, you create an organization. The organization can subscribe to modules. Organization administrators can use the tools provided by the modules to perform administrative actions on Azure AD tenants.

Each management tool is referred to as a module. Currently, the following modules are available:

On Demand Global Settings refers to management tools and configuration settings that apply to all On Demand modules. This includes tenant management tasks and downloading activity trail logs.

Organizations

On Demand administration is based on organizations. When a user signs up for On Demand, an organization is created.

You can add users to an organization. To add a user, click Settings in the navigation panel on the left and then click Permissions.

Azure Active Directory tenants

Microsoft Azure also uses the concept of an organization. An Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenant is representative of an organization. It is a dedicated instance of the Azure AD service that an organization receives and owns when it signs up for a Microsoft cloud service such as Azure, Microsoft Intune, or Office 365. Each Azure AD tenant is distinct and separate from other Azure AD tenants.

A tenant houses the users in a company and the information about them - their passwords, user profile data, permissions, and so on. It also contains groups, applications, and other information pertaining to an organization and its security. For more information see this Microsoft help page.

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