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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

Chapter 2: Office 365 Identity and Roles

Users and groups are at the core of every administrative decision you will make. Before you can create policies or configure some admin center features, you will need to have groups thoughtfully provisioned to be used for appropriate licensing, security, and experience enhancement.

In this chapter, we'll cover Microsoft 365 identity management basics. This includes creation and management of both users and groups and introduces you to a couple of essential security topics such as enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) through Security Defaults and assigning admin roles.

The recipes included in this chapter are as follows:

  • Creating a new user
  • Importing users in bulk
  • Creating a new Office 365 group
  • Enabling Security Defaults (MFA)
  • Exporting users
  • Managing guest users
  • Creating a user template
  • Restricting users from creating new O365 groups
  • Assigning the User Administrator admin role in Azure Active Directory (AD)
  • Managing admin roles in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center