The Conferences 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 Conferences report to show the total number of conferences that your users organized.

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 Conferences.

This report looks like:

The Conferences report

This report uses these metrics:

Metric

Description

Total

Shows the total number of conferences.

IM

Shows the total number of conferences that included instant messaging (IM).

Audio/video

Shows the total number of conferences that included audio and/or video.

Application sharing

Shows the total number of conferences that included application sharing.

Web

Shows the total number of conferences that included at least one Skype for Business web app user.

Dial-in Dial-in/Dial-out – Third Party

Shows the total number of conferences that included at least one dial-in user.

Dial-in/Dial-out – Microsoft

Shows the number of conferences that included at least one dial-in or dial-out user (Microsoft).

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

The Conferences report not only shows all of the conferences that were organized by users in your organization, it also show the number of instant messaging, audio, video, application sharing, web, and dial-in sessions that were used in the conferences. The report, which also shows the number of conferences that employed a specific modality (such as IM or dial-in conferencing). When you view this report, keep in mind that any given conference can contain more than one modality. For example, suppose you have a conference that includes both IM and audio/video, and a second conferences that used all five modalities:

Date

Total

IM

Audio/video

Application sharing

Web

Dial-in

2/26/2015

1

1

1

0

0

0

2/26/2015

1

1

1

1

1

1

If you add up all the modalities, you get a total of seven. However, there were only two conferences: one that employed two modalities, and one that employed five modalities. In Skype for Business Online, a conference is any communication session that involves three or more users. As noted, the report only tracks conferences that were organized by one of your users. If a conference was organized by an external, user that conference will not appear on this report, regardless of how many of your users might have participated in the conference.

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

Although it's easier to user the Office 365 admin center, you can also use the Get-CsConferenceReport cmdlet to create this Skype for Business Online report.

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 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. Windows PowerShell, you can manage Office 365 using a single point of administration through automated and scripted actions and streamlines your daily work. 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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