New Microsoft 365 connector

FlexNet Manager Suite version 2019 R1

FlexNet Manager Suite 2019 R2 introduces the new Microsoft 365 connector, a replacement for the existing Microsoft Office 365 connector. The legacy Microsoft Office 365 connector now appears in FlexNet Beacon as Microsoft Office 365 (deprecated) and at a future time, will no longer be supported.

We recommend that you now use the new Microsoft 365 connector as it provides the following benefits and improvements over the existing connector:

  • Yields more accurate and robust data through the use of the Microsoft Graph API that is designed specifically to extract usage patterns.
  • Provides greater control over access tokens thereby facilitating better issue resolution.
  • Supports Microsoft 365’s multi-factor authentication for tenants that have it enabled.
  • Eliminates the ability of the connector from making any changes to your Microsoft account because the permissions used in this connector are read-only. An Active Directory administrator grants consent to the application to use the read-only permissions.
  • Provides greater usage information. The following usage information is collected from the Microsoft 365 connector:
    • Exchange
    • Skype for Business
    • OneDrive
    • SharePoint
    • Yammer
    • Teams
    Note: To help during the transition period, both connectors are still available.

For more information, see the FlexNet Manager Suite Inventory Adapters and Connectors Reference accessible from the title page of the online help.