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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

Personal site management

Historically, personal sites (or My Sites) have been a management problem. When planning a deployment, you have to consider your user base, the turnover in your organization, the internal policy for content storage, and many other factors. In Office 365, some of these factors have been addressed, but largely the My Sites deployment (as well as any other large-scale site deployment) remains a usage problem.

With the introduction of quotas, you can cap both storage and resources allocated for a site. By default, My Sites get 1 TB of space; unfortunately, the quotas cannot be set in the Request-SPOPersonalSite command, which is used for the provisioning of personal sites.

Another issue with personal sites is that it takes a few minutes to set them up. It is very common that an administrator will pre-provision personal sites for the organization. At the time of writing, OneDrive is implemented as personal sites, which means that the scripts we will review also apply to...