Creating Connections to Microsoft Office 365

FlexNet Manager Suite 2019 R1 (On-Premises Edition)
Important: The FlexNet Beacon released with FlexNet Manager Suite 2018 R1 or later is required to use the Microsoft 365 connector. However, installing the FlexNet Beacon included in the 2019 R1 or later release provides maximum ease-of-use with the Microsoft 365 connector by including auto-populated values on the Create PowerShell Source Connection dialog (that otherwise need to be entered manually). In addition, Microsoft Office 365 (deprecated) will not appear as a Source Type connection on the Create PowerShell Source Connection dialog, and instead will remain Microsoft Office 365.

A separate connection is required for each tenant of Microsoft Office 365. (Typically, there is one tenant per enterprise; but your corporate history, particularly of mergers and acquisitions, may mean that your enterprise has multiple Microsoft tenants.) The inventory beacon requires this connection to import entitlements, users, and usage information from the Microsoft Office 365 online account. Each per-tenant import covers all subscriptions for that tenant.

When you use the Microsoft 365 connector, there are two ways of creating connections to the Microsoft Office 365 online service. Refer to the following sections for associated instructions:

If you use the Microsoft Office 365 (deprecated) connector, refer to the instructions in Creating Connections using the Microsoft Office 365 (Deprecated) Connector.