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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 a new Office 365 group

Groups in Office 365 are a great way to manage people with similar tasks, access needs, or users within the same team or department. Groups are an essential component to the Office 365 ecosystem, and when an admin gets groups right, the admin's job becomes much easier to manage. In this recipe, you'll create an Office 365 group.

Getting ready

The user creating the group must be either a global or user administrator.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center at
  2. Select Groups > Add a group.
  3. Select the group type you wish to create, and then click Next.
  4. In the Set up the basics section, enter a group name and description, then click Next.
  5. From the Edit settings page, assign the group a unique email address, choose if the group is public or private, and determine if the group should have a Microsoft Teams team:
    Figure 2.10 – New Office 365 group creation dialog

    Figure 2.10 – New Office 365 group creation dialog

  6. Click Next to move to the Owners section.
  7. In the Owners box, select two users who will have ownership of the group.
  8. Your group is not yet created. On the Review and finish adding group screen, review your selections and click Create group to complete the process:
Figure 2.11 – Confirmation of a newly created Office 365 group

Figure 2.11 – Confirmation of a newly created Office 365 group

How it works…

In this recipe, you created an Office 365 group. Groups are a foundational component to many of the advanced features and products available with your tenant. Groups segment users for ease of administration and collaboration between those users. Understanding how and when to use a group is a vital component to successfully setting up a tenant and may require forward thinking on how and why a group needs to be created.

There's more…

Creating a group is only the first step. Next, you need to assign users to the group. This is done by navigating to the Groups section, searching for the correct group, and going to the Members tab. Select View all and manage members, and then add or remove members.

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