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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

Installing and connecting to AAD via PowerShell

Azure AD can be managed easily using PowerShell cmdlets, in the same way as we've demonstrated with general O365 administration via PowerShell in Chapter 3, Administering Office 365 with PowerShell. Remember to run PowerShell as an administrator (right-click, and then choose Run as administrator) when running commands to ensure you'll be able to complete actions (assuming your credentials are also valid for the action you're attempting to perform). In this recipe, we'll install and connect to AAD via PowerShell to unlock many more administrative capabilities.

Getting ready

You must be a global administrator to complete the steps in this recipe.

If you haven't done so already (perhaps in Chapter 3, Administering Office 365 with PowerShell), download and install the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant at

How to do it…

  1. Install either...