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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

Adding/removing users via PowerShell in AAD

This recipe should begin to get you thinking about how you could potentially automate regular processes in your organization by utilizing PowerShell as part of your automated job. While we'll manually add a user to Azure AD in this recipe, you could have the same PowerShell script run based on a trigger from your HR system, by way of an example. For now, we'll start with the basics – running the script itself manually to add a user.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

  1. Open Windows PowerShell (or your PowerShell client of choice) as the administrator.
  2. Connect to Azure AD using Connect-AzureAD.
  3. Use a script such as the following, replacing the user's specific info where appropriate.
    $PasswordProfile = New-Object -TypeName Microsoft.Open.AzureAD.Model.PasswordProfile
    $PasswordProfile.Password = "aBc123!ndc"