ORG NAVIGATOR – BETA

Org Navigator is a simple (but useful!) app for Windows Phone which allows you to instantly look up anybody in your directory, find out his/her basic coordinates (email, phone, office location, etc) and navigate through the organization’s structure by following the relationship links which tie  every user to his/her management chain, reports, peers, and so on.

Org Navigator is super easy to use. Start by typing in the search box something about the user you seek: possible values are first and/or last name, alias and email address.

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If this is the first time that you use Org Navigator, you will be asked to sign in. You will need to enter the credentials of a valid user for the directory you want to query. Subsequent runs of the app will not require a new sign in for a long time.
Org Navigator works with Azure Active Directory: if you have Office 365 or Azure you already have one! If you don’t, but you want to give the app a try, you can use the sample directory currently offered by the Azure AD graph team: find username and password in https://github.com/AzureADSamples/ConsoleApp-GraphAPI-DotNet.

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Once you successfully authenticated, the focus gets back to Org Navigator and your query is executed. The results, if any, are shown as a list below the search box.

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Click on the result to see a detailed view.

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Swipe to the right to see all the users that are related to the current user via organizational structure. For example, swipe to the Peers section to see who else in the organization shares the same manager as Derek.

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You can click any of the user entries to access its details and relationships: for example, if in our test query you click on Marcus Bryer Org Navigator will move its focus accordingly:

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From here, you can iterate the process and go as deep as you like. You can backtrack by using the Windows Phone hardware back button.

If you want to sign in as another user, head to the settings (via the app bar button in the search page) and hit sign out. You can then sign in directly from that page, or defer the operation to the first time you’ll perform a new search.

 

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