The Audio and video minutes report

In the Office 365 admin center, you can locate lots of different types of reports, including those for Skype for Business Online. You can use the audio and video minutes report to show the total number of minutes that users spent in audio peer-to-peer sessions, video peer-to-peer sessions, and audio/video conferences and dial-in and dial/out conferences from Microsoft and third-party Audio Conferencing Providers during the time period you select.

Caution: If you think your are getting inaccurate or incomplete reporting information, try the newly released Skype for Business activity reports. These new reports can be found in the new Office 365 admin center are replacing the Skype for Business reports that are found in the classic Office 365 admin center.

To view this report
  1. Go to Office 365 admin center > Reports.

  2. In the Office 365 Dashboard window, under Skype for Business, click Audio minutes and video minutes.

This report looks like:

The Audio and video minutes report

This report uses these metrics:

Metric

Description

Audio minutes

Shows the total time in minutes of the peer-to-peer audio sessions that are used by users.

Video minutes

Shows the total time in minutes of the peer-to-peer video sessions that are used by users.

Audio/video conference minutes

Shows the total time in minutes of the audio and video conferences sessions that are used by users.

Dial-in conference minutes

Shows the total number of minutes the users spent in dial-in conferences from Microsoft.

Dial-out conference minutes

Shows the total number of minutes the users spent in dial-out conferences from Microsoft.

Want to know more about reporting in Skype for Business Online?

The audio minutes and video minutes report shows the time (in minutes) of the audio peer-to-peer sessions, the video peer-to-peer sessions, audio/video conferences and dial-in and dial/out conferences from Microsoft and third-party Audio Conferencing Providers. In Skype for Business Online, “peer-to-peer” refers to any session involving just two users, while a conference refers to any session involving three or more users. The values shown in the report are created by adding the duration of each session, regardless of the number of users who might have participated in those sessions. For example, suppose three users have an audio/video conference that lasts ten minutes. Two of those users take part in the entire conference; the third user drops out after five minutes. The total user time for that conference would be 25 minutes: 10 + 10 +5. However, on the audio and video minutes report, that conference would be listed as having taken 10 minutes, because that was the duration of the conference itself.

Note: This report shows only the total number of minutes users spent in audio/video communication sessions. To find out the total number of sessions, use the Peer-to-peer sessions report and the Conferences report.

You can import the report data into Excel with the provided RESTful WebService API , see Using Excel to Retrieve Office 365 Reporting Data.

Although it's easier to use the Office 365 admin center, you can also use the follwing cmdlets to create this Skype for Business Online report:

To view other Skype for Business Online reports, see Quick reference: Skype for Business Online reporting.

When it comes to Windows PowerShell, Skype for Business Online is all about managing users and what users are allowed or not allowed to do. By using Windows PowerShell, you can manage Office 365 using a single point of administration through automated and scripted actions and streamlines your daily work.

Important: Skype for Business Online reporting cmdlets are available in Exchange Online PowerShell. To connect to Exchange PowerShell, seeConnect to Exchange Online using remote PowerShell

To get started with Windows PowerShell, see these topics:

Windows PowerShell has many advantages in speed, simplicity, and productivity over only using the Office 365 admin center UI. Learn about these advantages in the following topics:

See Also

Skype for Business Online reporting

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