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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

Customizing navigation of the admin center

If you use certain admin centers frequently, you can adjust the navigation menu of the Microsoft 365 admin center so that those admin center links are always visible and not hidden beneath the Show all link. In this recipe, we'll make sure Azure AD, Exchange, and SharePoint admin centers are always visible on our menu.

Getting ready

A user must be an admin with the appropriate role (such as Global Admin). These steps are based on the "new" admin center (released for preview in 2018-2019).

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center at
  2. On the left-hand navigation panel, click Customize navigation. The Customize your navigation pane panel will open on the right side of the screen:

    Figure 1.37 – The configuration pane for choosing what appears in the left-hand navigation pane

  3. Check the box next to the various links and admin centers you want to appear...