Activity Reports in the Office 365 admin center

You can easily see how people in your business are using Office 365 services. For example, you can identify who is using a service a lot and reaching quotas, or who may not need an Office 365 license at all.

Reports are available for the last 7 days, 30 days, 90 days, and 180 days. Data won't exist for all reporting periods right away. The reports become available with at least 30 days of data.

How to get to the Reports dashboard

  1. Sign in with your Office 365 admin account at

  2. In the Office 365 admin center, choose Reports > Usage.

  3. Choose Select a report at the top of the dashboard to select from a list of all available reports. Or, click an at-a-glance activity widget for a service (email, OneDrive, etc) to see more information.

    The Office 365 Usage dashboard

Who can see Office 365 reports

People who have the following permissions:

  • Office 365 global admins: We recommend that only a few people in your company have this role. It reduces the risk to your business.

  • Exchange admins

  • SharePoint admins

  • Skype for Business admins

To learn more, see About Office 365 admin roles and Assign admin roles in Office 365.

Which activity reports are available in the Office 365 admin center

Depending on your Office 365 subscription, here are the available reports.

How to view licensing information

  • To see how many licenses you have assigned and unassigned, in the Office 365 admin center, go to Billing > Licenses.

  • To see who is licensed, unlicensed, or guest, go to Users > Active users. Use the Views drop down box to filter your list.

    Choose the drop down box to filter your list of users.

How to view usage information for a specific user

Use the service reports to research how much a specific user is using the service. For example, to find out how much mailbox storage a specific user has consumed, open the Mailbox usage report, and sort the users by name. If you have thousands of users, export the report to Excel so you filter through the list quickly.

Use the filter to sort your list of users.

You can't generate a report where you enter a user's account and then get a list which services they are using and how much.

Hide user details in the reports

If you want to hide user level information when you're generating your reports, you can quickly make that change in the Office 365 admin center.

  1. Go to the Office 365 admin center > Services & add-ins

    Go to Office 365 services and add-ins
  2. Select Reports

    Office 365 select to hide specific user data in reports
  3. Set the toggle to On and Save.

    Office 365 reports - turn toggle on to hide user specific data

Your user list will look like this:

Office 365 reports - anonymized user list

It'll take a few minutes for these changes to take effect on the reports in the reports dashboard. This setting also applies to the reports API.

The activity report format is available for the following reports in Office 365.

  • User email activity

  • Office 365 ProPlus activations

View reports in the old Office 365 admin center
  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Go to the Office 365 admin center.

  3. Choose Reports.

  4. Select one of the New activity reports.

    Tip: The Activity reports are those with a New icon next to them.

    Office 365 activity reports

After you select a report, such as Email activity, you'll see a report like this:

Activity report in Office 365

Use the available settings on the report to change how data is presented.

1 Date range

Change the date range from 7 days, 30 days, 90 days, or 180 days.

2 Date selector

Choose a specific date from the chart to view a report .

3 Activity filter

Choose the data to display on the chart, in this example, emails sent, received, or read. The grid is not affected.

4 Rearrange

Rearrange the order of information in the table.

5 Manage columns

Choose which columns to display in the table. Some reports include more columns of data to show.

6 Export

Export the report to CSV and open it in Excel. This exports the entire data set not just those shown in the grid.

7 Full screen

Switch the report to full screen to view the data better.

8 Scroll

Scroll down the report to view up to 2,000 items at a time or use the page settings to go through your entire list of users.

For more details, check out, Activity reports in the old Office 365 admin center.

See Also

Activity reports in the old Office 365 admin center

Reports in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

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