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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

Discovering upcoming changes

The Microsoft 365 Message center, found within the Microsoft 365 admin center, is a place to keep track of all upcoming changes, new features, and planned maintenance relevant to your environment. Official announcements from Microsoft are released through the Message center, giving a high-level overview and links to additional information. In this recipe, you'll access upcoming changes via the Message center.

Getting ready

You must have been assigned to an appropriate admin role in Office 365 or assigned the Message center reader role.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft admin center for your tenant at
  2. Under Health, select Message center.
  3. Now, you can see a list of active messages, messages filtered as being of high importance, or a filtered view of unread or archived messages:

    Figure 1.12 – The Office 365 Message center All active messages view

  4. Click on any message title, and a...