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Quadrotech Nova Current - User Guide

Overviews Adoption Accelerator Delegation & Policy Control (DPC) Reporting TMS Settings About

Use Nova DPC Trial Mode

Nova Delegation & Policy Control can be operated in two modes:

·Full subscription – this gives the users and administrators all of the actions and activities. Changes actually take place on the associated Office 365 tenants.

·Trial subscription – in some cases a trial subscription may be associated with an Office 365 tenant. In this mode full functionality is available, but changes do not take place on the tenant

What happens in ‘Trial Mode'

When a trial subscription is added to an Office 365 tenant in Nova, all of the policies, and all of the actions are still available, however the changes associated with performing an action do not take place on the tenant. For example, if you change a users password via Nova Delegation & Policy Control, it does not really reset the users password.

Using ‘Trial Mode' can be very useful if you want to try the functionality, power, and features that Nova Delegation & Policy Control brings.

More information

When trial mode is enabled, via a Nova Delegation & Policy Control trial subscription and an action is performed in Nova, the following will be seen:


The message says: ‘Job scheduled successfully in trial mode'.


In addition, any jobs which complete, will be marked as follows:


The status will be shown as ‘Completed in trial'.

Working with Jobs

Delegation & Policy Control (DPC) actions are completed via jobs. This article describes how to view, schedule, and restart jobs, and more.

Using the Jobs page

Use the Jobs page to view all Nova jobs in various statuses. Apply filters to the list using fields in the top row. You can also sort the data by clicking on a column name. If the list is currently being sorted by a certain column, a line displays above the column name (shown below). Click the column name again to reverse the filter.

Using the options at the top of the grid, you can manually add jobs, restart jobs, and set their priority.

Notice you can also customize the columns that display in the grid by clicking the Columns button and selecting/clearing options on the pop-up window.

Recurring jobs

Some jobs need to be performed more than once. For example, you might want the Get Mailboxes job to recur, so Nova checks regularly to see if new mailboxes have been added to your environment. Use the Job schedules page to schedule recurring jobs, change the frequency at which they occur, and see when a recurring job was last performed.

Note: You can filter and sort the Job schedules page in the same ways you do with the Jobs page (as described above).

Adding a recurring job

Follow these steps to add a new recurring job:

1.Go to Manage Administration > Job schedules.

2.Click +Add.

3.Complete all required fields, and then click Save.


Editing or deleting a recurring job

Follow these steps to edit or delete a recurring job:

1.Go to Manage Administration > Job schedules.

2.Select the job you want to edit or delete.


oClick Edit. Make desired changes, and then click Save.

oClick Delete, and confirm the deletion.


NOTE: You cannot edit or delete some recurring jobs, because they are required for Nova operations. For example, the Get Tenant Secure Score job. If you try to edit a required job, the Edit button is unavailable (grayed out).


You will find Nova built-in reports right where you need them. You will find them in sub-menus related to associated operations. For example, if you want to know about things related to productivity, you can check the Mobile Device Overview report in the menu under Productivity. Or, if you want to know about usage and adoption of Microsoft Teams, you can check the Teams Usage report located under the Usage & Adoption menu option. Here is how it looks:




Nova reports are rich and customizable. Rather than having 10 or more mobile device reports, each showing part of the story around mobile device usage in an organization, those 10 reports are combined into one rich report with multiple sections. The condensed reports have a stunning level of detail and information, giving you a more complete picture of your organization's operations.


Reports can be also be delivered by email by scheduling them. You can also clone reports and edit the copy, upload report definition (JSON) files, or use the powerful Report Center to build your own reports to suit your business needs.

Using the Onboarding Wizard


Before you begin using Nova Reporting, you need to connect your tenant to the platform. This is completed through the on-boarding wizard. The steps to complete this are below.


Step 1: Connecting your tenant

Before proceeding, make sure to read the Microsoft permissions that you will need to accept in point 6 below.

1.Accept the invitation in your email to join the Quadrotech Platform.

2.Check the 'Consent on behalf of your organization' box and click 'Accept'.

3.Go back to your emails, and follow the link to start using the platform.

4.Once you are within Nova, click 'My Organization'. This will direct you to the wizard.


NOTE: The following steps (5 and 6) must be performed by a Global Administrator.

5.Enter your tenant name and click 'Connect tenant'.

6.Click 'Accept'. Nova will then begin to connect your tenant. Click 'Next'.

Step 2: Adding the service account


NOTE: You are required to create a new user in your tenant using either the Admin Center or PowerShell, and enter those details in this step. Refer to the Service Accounts for Reporting section for more information.

1.After you have created your service account credentials, enter the name for the service account. This is an identifier, so make it unique for the service account.

2.Enter the username and password for the service account and click 'Confirm'.

Step 3: Data Collection Provisioning

1.Select a region for data collection depending on the needs of the environment. Once this has been provisioned, click 'next'.

2.Click 'Open Dashboard', which will navigate you to the Nova dashboard.

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