Easy-to-Use Web-based Management Portal Replaces PowerShell Command Line to Offer Intuitive, Feature-Rich Administration
Boca Raton, Fla. (February 6, 2013)—Bringing unprecedented simplicity to Office 365 administration, MessageOps, the Microsoft Cloud experts, today launched 365 Command, the first easy-to-use, web-based portal that makes it simple and efficient for anyone to perform common Office 365 administrative tasks without complicated scripting.
A hosted service, 365 Command replaces the command line interface of Windows® PowerShell with a rich, HTML5 graphical user interface that is easy to navigate and makes quick, point-and-click work of changing mailbox settings, monitoring usage and reporting. 365 Command scales elegantly to support a virtually unlimited number of seats for easy administration of any size Office 365 environment.
“Office 365 administration typically requires specialized skills and the use of time-consuming and complicated scripting,” said Chris Pyle with MessageOps. “365 Command offers point-and-click ease that makes Office 365 administration as simple as navigating any common website to perform routine tasks quickly and eliminate programming errors. Help desk staff can say goodbye to PowerShell scripts and now generating graphic-rich reports takes just a few clicks.”
Available on a per-seat subscription basis, 365 Command automatically populates the admin dashboard interface with Office 365 account data upon setup in minutes, with nothing to install, no special equipment and no user effort required. Once data integration is complete, 365 Command enables complete management of the Office 365 environment, including:
- Graphical overview of user data, device access, total mailbox count and size;
- Maps that show the specific datacenter location of mailboxes in the cloud, the number at each location, their total size, last log in and size over time;
- Mailbox editing to easily set forwarding addresses, create shared mailboxes, change access permissions, create and set passwords, require password changes and set passwords to never expire; and
- Report generation that illustrates hard-to-access data, such as devices by mailbox, in both graphic views and for download as Microsoft Excel or CSV data.
More than 620 clients from around the world have already streamlined administration of more than 367,000 individual mailboxes during the 365 Command Beta.
“365 Command makes Office 365 usable. It makes it better than usable, it makes it enjoyable. I would not provide Office 365 if this tool didn’t exist,” said Phil George, principal at NURV, a cloud computing solutions provider serving Western Australia.
“365 Command adds a whole new layer of management to our Office 365 environment. We don’t have to memorize a bunch of Power Shell commands or write scripts. We can modify user settings quickly and easily, which makes me and our IT staff more productive. This is what Office 365 user management should be,” said Chris Westgor, technical services manager with the Village of Schaumburg, Ill., a Chicago suburb.
About 365 Command
Powered by MessageOps, the Microsoft Cloud experts and a Microsoft Partner of Record, 365 Command offers a feature-rich, HTML5, web-based portal to easily administer Office 365. Scalable to support a virtually unlimited number of mailboxes, 365 Command provides anywhere, anytime access to perform the most common admin tasks with a simple point-and-click interface that’s easy enough for even a novice to use. MessageOps is a privately held company headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla.