This chapter requires users to have administrative privileges in Office 365. Those with a global administrator role will be able to perform every task in each recipe. Specific app and functional administrators will be able to do many of the recipes. Throughout the book, we'll cover recipes requiring certain admin roles. All of these can be assigned by a current global administrator via the Microsoft 365 admin center's Users blade if they're not already.
For the second recipe, Setting up the PowerShell environment, you will need to download the Microsoft Services Online Sign-in Assistant, but this is covered in the recipe. For all other recipes, no downloads/installations are required.