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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

Personalizing your admin center home page

As with any application, the number of options, selections, and settings grows over time, having quick and ready access to information and common tasks. For example, the User management card allows an admin single-click access to add, delete, edit, or reset the password of a user. This kind of flexibility goes beyond simply changing colors and themes and helps improve the overall user experience. Let's personalize what appears on our home page.

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. To the right of the main panel, click Add card:

    Figure 1.39 – The Microsoft 365 admin center landing page with the Add card button in the upper right

    A variety of preconfigured cards are made available...