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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 shared mailbox without an O365 group

An O365 group can easily be granted access to several products for the group's usage, such as a Teams team, a SharePoint site collection, and a Planner plan. But sometimes, you just need a shared mailbox for a group of people without any additional applications for collaboration. This recipe outlines the steps to achieving this via the Exchange admin center.

Getting ready

You'll need to be an Exchange admin, global admin, or have the Organization Management or Recipient Management roles to create shared mailboxes.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the new Exchange admin center at
  2. Select Recipients | Mailboxes.
  3. Choose Add a shared mailbox:

    Figure 4.8 – The Add a shared mailbox button available on the Mailboxes screen

  4. Give the shared mailbox a display name (for the address book and email To lines), an email address, and an alias:

    Figure 4.9 –...