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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

Checking general usage data for Office 365 apps and services

Office 365 has a single page that you can us to monitor usage for all Office 365 apps and services. These reports offer a glimpse into the usage and adoption of Office 365 throughout the organization and may help guide governance, training, and administration decisions. In this recipe, we'll navigate to and explore these reports.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center at
  2. Select Show all from the left-hand navigation menu.
  3. Click Reports > Usage:

    Figure 13.24 – Usage link on the left-hand navigation menu of the Microsoft 365 admin center

  4. Here, you can find a graphic representation of usage data for Microsoft 365 apps and services. By clicking on any one of the data cards, you will be taken to a larger version to dive into more detail where you will...