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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

Technical requirements

To start, an admin must have PowerShell installed, either the command line, black screen version or an Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE). The user must have valid credentials and have an appropriate admin role (such as Global Admin). 

As PowerShell for Office 365 has advanced, additional tools are available to minimize the past troubles of making a connection to your tenant. For this, you must download the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant ( Download the files and install it on your PC.  

The first time you connect to your Office 365 tenant, you'll want to set the ExecutionPolicy to RemoteSigned. This is done by opening a PowerShell window with elevated rights (Run as administrator) and executing the following code: 

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned 

Once prompted, press Y and hit Enter.