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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

Bulk create users in AAD

When adding multiple users to Azure AD, it is often more efficient to do so in batches. In this recipe, we'll bulk create users in Azure AD.

Getting ready

You should be a global or user administrator to complete this recipe.

How to do it…

  1. Go to Sign in if prompted.
  2. Click Users from the left-hand navigation menu.
  3. From Bulk activities, select Bulk create:

    Figure 10.1 – Bulk create option available from the Users blade of Azure Active Directory

  4. Click Download to download the CSV template to use for properly formatting the soon-to-be-imported users.
  5. Open the template and paste or complete rows for each user to be imported, filling in the following column values:

    --Name [displayName] Required

    --User name [userPrincipalName] Required

    --Initial password [passwordProfile] Required

    --Block sign in (Yes/No) [accountEnabled] Required

    --First name [givenName]

    --Last name [surname]

    --Job title [jobTitle...