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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

Adding a domain

By default, new tenants' users are given addresses with their tenant name followed by, such as [email protected]. Adding your own domain, such as, means you can change that user format to [email protected] and have Outlook for Office 365 handle mail for that domain. In this recipe, we'll add the domain to our tenant.

Getting ready

You must be a Global Administrator to add a domain. You do not need to have already purchased a domain, as that can be done through this process.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center at
  2. Select Show all > Setup > Domains to add or buy an existing or new domain.
  3. For this recipe, we will choose Add domain, but note the option to also purchase your domain if you don't already have one or would just like an additional domain. Select Add domain.
  4. Enter your Domain name, then select Use this domain...