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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

Complying with Secure Score security configuration recommendations

In the previous recipe, you accessed and toured Secure Score. In this recipe, we'll dive deeper into improvement actions and resolve one, complying with a recommendation that will boost our secure score.

Getting ready

You should be a global, security, Exchange, SharePoint, or account administrator to access Secure Score.

How to do it…

  1. Go directly to your Secure Score overview at You can also go to the Microsoft 365 Security Center ( and click Secure Score in the left navigation menu.
  2. Click Improvement actions:

    Figure 11.21 – Improvement actions link on the Microsoft Secure Score page

  3. Choose an improvement action to complete. For this recipe, we'll click Enable self-service password reset:

    Figure 11.22 – An improvement action being selected

  4. See the recipe titled Enabling self-service password...