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PowerShell for Office 365

By : Martin Machado
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PowerShell for Office 365

By: Martin Machado

Overview of this book

While most common administrative tasks are available via the Office 365 admin center, many IT professionals are unaware of the real power that is available to them below the surface. This book aims to educate readers on how learning PowerShell for Offi ce 365 can simplify repetitive and complex administrative tasks, and enable greater control than is available on the surface. The book starts by teaching readers how to access Offi ce 365 through PowerShell and then explains the PowerShell fundamentals required for automating Offi ce 365 tasks. You will then walk through common administrative cmdlets to manage accounts, licensing, and other scenarios such as automating the importing of multiple users,assigning licenses in Office 365, distribution groups, passwords, and so on. Using practical examples, you will learn to enhance your current functionality by working with Exchange Online, and SharePoint Online using PowerShell. Finally, the book will help you effectively manage complex and repetitive tasks (such as license and account management) and build productive reports. By the end of the book, you will have automated major repetitive tasks in Office 365 using PowerShell.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

How PowerShell is an object-oriented language and how to work with objects

PowerShell works with objects, and these objects can have attributes and methods. An attribute is a property or a description. PowerShell is an object-oriented scripting language; however, moderately complex scripts are often written using a procedural/functional approach.

To get the members of any cmdlet, we can pipe the Get-Member cmdlet with any given cmdlet:

Get-TimeZone | Get-Member

The output of the preceding command is shown in the following screenshot:

The type of the input is System.String[] and the type of the output is System.TimeZoneInfo[].