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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

Assigning a license to a user

Users are restricted on what they can do within your environment based on the license(s) that have been assigned. Even basic functions—such as navigation through the tenant, the ability to email, and using various applications—all require some form of license.

This recipe demonstrates how to assign a product license to individual users or even all members of a group via the Microsoft 365 admin center.

Getting ready

Only a user with an appropriate admin role (such as Global Admin, License Admin, and so on) can assign a user license. Also, the tenant must have licenses of the appropriate type free/available to be assigned. This requires the correct number of licenses to have been purchased for your tenant.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center at
  2. Select Users > Active users.
  3. Select the user(s) for whom you're making the license change and select Manage product...