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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

Viewing a report on all users who have accessed a specific SharePoint file

Sometimes, you will need to know who has accessed specific files and when, whether to verify receipt, investigate a potential data-loss risk, or for another reason. This can be accomplished via the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Center. In this recipe, we'll go through the steps of pulling the access report for a file named FirstDraft.docx.

Getting ready

You should be a global administrator to complete this recipe. You will also need audit logging turned on for your organization. You can do this from the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center ( by clicking Turn on auditing on the Audit log search page in the Security & Compliance Center. If you don't have that option, then auditing has already been turned on.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center at
  2. Click Search ...