bmaudlin
Consultant

How does FNMS calculate M365 E3 usage data via the default Flexera connector?

Hi Guys, 👋

Does anyone have any insight how FNMS calculates the M365 usage data via the default connector?

The reason for the ask, is that we are looking to carry out a cleanup activity of our E3 licences and would be looking at FNMS to provide the underlying data for this.

When I have checked my usage data, it is showing that I last accessed M365 Monday 22nd. Now potentially I put that down to that typically my device is left on.

However when checking a number of colleagues that carry the full shutdown and start-up activity every day, they are also showing a last accessed M365 as of Monday 22nd.

The M365 connector is run daily.

Any thoughts would be appreciated:)   

Ben

2 Replies
kclausen
Flexera
Flexera

Re: How does FNMS calculate M365 E3 usage data via the default Flexera connector?

@bmaudlin -  I suggest you look within your Office 365 Admin Portal.  Flexera does not "calculate" usage data, they simply show the usage data that is obtained from the O365 API.

bmaudlin
Consultant

Re: How does FNMS calculate M365 E3 usage data via the default Flexera connector?

Hi @kclausen 

Apologies probably bad terminology with 'calculate' I am aware that FNMS is only displaying the data retrieved from M365. Obviously in a large organisation such as mine access to Admin M365 is heavily restricted, and simply not going to happen for something like this.

I guess there is no other way to fully understand what is happening?

Ben