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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 mailbox

When a user is licensed in O365 under a subscription that includes Exchange, they're automatically allocated a mailbox. This recipe covers how to create a user mailbox through licensing.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center at
  2. Select Users | Active users from the left-hand navigation pane.
  3. Select the ellipsis next to an unlicensed user's name and choose Manage product licenses:

    Figure 4.1 – A selected user and the Manage product licenses option from the ellipsis menu

  4. Choose a location for the user and check a subscription option (such as E3 or E5) that includes Exchange. Click on Save changes:

Figure 4.2 – The Licenses and Apps screen of the user details page

How it works…

You've just created a user mailbox by assigning the user a license for O365. Exchange Online is included in most O365 subscriptions, and users...