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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

Assigning permissions for non-IT users to the Security & Compliance admin center

Sometimes, you'll want additional eyes on the Security & Compliance admin center, but they won't usually belong to a global admin. In this recipe, we'll set a non-IT user's role to Security Reader so that they can access, but not administer, the Office 365 Security & Compliance admin center.

Getting ready

You should be a global administrator to complete this recipe (and whenever assigning admin roles).

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center at
  2. Select Permissions from the left navigation menu:

    Figure 11.25 – Permissions link in the left-hand navigation menu of the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

  3. Select the role that you're assigning, then click Edit in the Members section:

    Figure 11.26 – Edit button in the Members section for the selected security role

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