With the Introduction of the new Office 365 Management Activity API, users can now Integrate Office 365 activity data into their security and compliance monitoring and reporting solutions.
Currently, only the preview of the Office 365 Management Activity API, has been released. Users can visit the Office Dev center to register for the preview.
Microsoft is working hard to make Office 365 an interactive solution for companies with high security & compliance issues. In addition to
the Office 365 Management Activity API, MS has also announced to rollout new activity logging and reporting capabilities for Office 365, including the Office 365 activity report, comprehensive logging capability and PowerShell command.
Here is how these logging & reporting capabilities can be utilized :
Office 365 activity report – The Office 365 activity report enables you to investigate a user’s activity by searching for a user, file or other resource across SharePoint Online, One Drive for Business, Exchange Online and Azure Active Directory, and then download the activities to a CSV (comma separate values) file.
Comprehensive logging capability – User and admin activity events are logged across SharePoint Online, One Drive for Business, Exchange Online and Azure Active Directory. This is useful for helping to see what types of files a user has been sharing with others in the organization.
Search PowerShell cmdlet – Finally, we’re excited to announce the preview of the Office 365 Management Activity API, which allows organizations and other software providers to integrate Office 365 activity data into their security and compliance monitoring and reporting solutions. This cmdlet also lets you export those logs to a file.
References – https://blogs.office.com/2015/07/08/announcing-new-activity-logging-and-reporting-capabilities-for-office-365/