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Prerequisites for Microsoft 365

To populate the Microsoft 365 pages in Snow License Manager with data, you need inventory sources. To get accurate statistics and insights, you must add cost periods and link users.

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To populate the Microsoft 365 pages with data, you need inventory sources. To get accurate statistics and insights, you must add cost periods and link users.

Add inventory sources

To get information on subscriptions, users, applications, and activity into the Microsoft 365 pages, you need inventory sources.

Add cost periods and link users

To get accurate statistics and insights in the Microsoft 365 pages, cost periods must be added manually and Microsoft 365 users linked to Snow inventoried users.

  • Add cost periods

    Information imported from the Microsoft 365 portal only contains the total number of subscriptions and the number of subscriptions that have been assigned to users. There is no information about the costs for the Microsoft 365 subscriptions in the portal, so the cost periods must be added manually.

    See Manage cost periods in Microsoft 365 for information on how to add, edit, and delete cost periods on the Cost page.

  • Link users

    To automatically detect license coverage of applications, users gathered from the inventory sources and the Microsoft 365 portal users must be linked. The usage of on-premise applications can then be connected to the corresponding user and subscription plan.

    Manual linking and unlinking is done on the Link users page. See Manage user linking in Microsoft 365 for more information on how to set up automatic linking, manually link users, and unlink users.