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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 3: Administering Office 365 with PowerShell

PowerShell can be used to perform administrative tasks not available through admin centers and the graphical user interface (GUI). Even for tasks that are available through the GUI, PowerShell can often perform tasks more quickly in fewer clicks and can be scheduled to perform routine tasks (such as updating exported reports regularly). In this chapter, we look at a few specific PowerShell recipes to enhance Office 365 admins' abilities and efficiency.

We'll cover the following recipes in this chapter:

  • Getting a list of all available commands
  • Creating a user
  • Disabling a user
  • Changing user settings or profile information
  • Getting a list of all users with user properties
  • Changing a user password
  • Connecting via PowerShell to SharePoint Online
  • Creating a SharePoint site collection
  • Adding a new site collection admin to all SharePoint Online sites
  • Restoring a deleted OneDrive site...