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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By : Nate Chamberlain
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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By: Nate Chamberlain

Overview of this book

Organizations across the world have switched to Office 365 to boost workplace productivity. However, to maximize investment in Office 365, you need to know how to efficiently administer Office 365 solutions. Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook is packed with recipes to guide you through common and not-so-common administrative tasks throughout Office 365. Whether you’re administering a single app such as SharePoint or organization-wide Security & Compliance across Office 365, this cookbook offers a variety of recipes that you’ll want to have to hand. The book begins by covering essential setup and administration tasks. You’ll learn how to manage permissions for users and user groups along with automating routine admin tasks using PowerShell. You’ll then progress through to managing core Office 365 services such as Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Azure Active Directory (AD). This book also features recipes that’ll help you to manage newer services such as Microsoft Search, Power Platform, and Microsoft Teams. In the final chapters, you’ll delve into monitoring, reporting, and securing your Office 365 services. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned about managing individual Office 365 services along with monitoring, securing, and optimizing your entire Office 365 deployment efficiently.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Chapter 14: Appendix – Office 365 Subscriptions and Licenses

Accessing the admin centers

Admin centers provide an interface through which you'll configure global settings, restrictions, and allowances for each app and service in Office 365. In this recipe, you'll learn how to find the admin centers for all apps and services used for configuration, management, and reporting of Office 365 apps and services.

Getting ready

You must be a user assigned as a global administrator or have a specific app administrator role to be able to access the corresponding app's admin center.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center at
  2. Select Show all from the left navigation menu:

    Figure 1.1 – The left navigation pane of the Microsoft 365 admin center

  3. Select the admin center you wish to access from those that appear by default, or select All admin centers to view a complete list. The All admin centers view is seen here:

Figure 1.2 –...