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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

Chapter 2. Managing Office 365 with PowerShell

As we discussed in the first chapter, using PowerShell to manage Office 365 is like driving your own car to reach your destination. In this chapter, we will cover the various admin roles that are available for Office 365 and the installation and configuration of the Office 365 admin tools. Once the tools are installed, we will cover the permissions/roles we need to manage Office 365 using PowerShell. Once these steps are done, we will validate our setup by creating a user account using PowerShell in Office 365.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Admin roles for Office 365
  • Installing and working with Office 365 admin tools
  • Creating the first user account in PowerShell