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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

Creating alerts for specific activities performed by users in OneDrive

As an administrator, you can create alerts to be notified when users perform certain actions in OneDrive for Business (or any other app). In this recipe, we'll focus on creating an alert for when users share OneDrive files externally.

Getting ready

You need to be a global administrator to complete this recipe.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center at
  2. Select Alerts > Dashboard from the left navigation pane.
  3. Select New alert policy from under Alert policies.
  4. Define the Name, Description, Severity, and Category details of the alert:

    Figure 13.5 – Alert policy basic details configuration

  5. Set the Activity is dropdown to Shared file externally and the Site collection URL is text box so that it includes your root OneDrive site collection followed by an asterisk, similar to https://natechamberlain-my.sharepoint...