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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

Identifying your least active SharePoint sites

It can be helpful to know which of your organization's SharePoint site collections are inactive or rarely used when reviewing sites for cleanup. A good governance strategy includes routinely reviewing existing site collections. In this recipe, we'll go through the steps to identify the least active SharePoint site collections in your tenant.

Getting ready

You need to be a global or SharePoint administrator, global reader, or reports reader to complete this recipe.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the SharePoint Admin Center at
  2. Above the SharePoint site usage report, click Details:

    Figure 13.15 – SharePoint site usage report visual

  3. Select the column header for Last activity date and choose Sort ascending:

    Figure 13.16 – Details for specific sites and last activity dates

  4. The sites that are now listed at the top of the table are your least active sites....