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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

Enabling a self-service password reset

Allowing your users to handle their own password resets saves administrative time for IT staff and empowers your users to make better decisions when it comes to their digital identities and security. If it's easier for users to reset their own password, chances are they're more likely to when they suspect potential credential leakage or exposure. It also means that when users are working late, they can reset their own forgotten password at any time instead of waiting for the resolution of a support ticket that might be hours away.

In this recipe, we'll enable self-service password reset via Azure Active Directory.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Azure Active Directory Admin Center at
  2. Click on Azure Active Directory from the left navigation menu and then choose Password reset.
  3. Click either...