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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 user

Most tenant admins and other IT professionals prefer to automate the creation of new users in a tenant. This requires passing certain values between whatever Human Resources or onboarding system is being used to PowerShell. However, even if you are not looking to automate this process and are tired of clicking through a ton of screens to enter information, this recipe provides admins an easy method of getting a user provisioned.

Getting ready

Using the skills learned in the Setting up the PowerShell environment recipe from Chapter 1, Office 365 Setup and Basic Administration, connect to your Office 365 tenant via PowerShell.

How to do it…

  1. Enter the following command into your PowerShell or ISE window, replacing the details of UserPrincipalName, DisplayName, FirstName, and LastName as appropriate:
    New-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName [email protected] -DisplayName "Test Account" -FirstName "Test" -LastName ...