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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

Installing PowerShell Core

Installing PowerShell Core is very straightforward. However, it differs slightly depending on the environment. Since we are still in beta, the best place to download the bits is the GitHub repository

In Windows, simply installing the .msi package is sufficient. In the case of Linux, you have the option of downloading the binaries or subscribing to the repository for your distribution of choice.

Linux repositories simplify package maintenance. Microsoft actively maintains repositories for several distributions (

sudo rpm -Uvh
sudo yum install powershell

Downloading the binaries directly from the release link is also possible using curl or wget or simply by passing the URL of the binary to yum:

sudo yum install