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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 distribution list

Create an email account that does not have a shared email inbox but receives and distributes all incoming mail to a static list of users' individual inboxes. You could also use an O365 group, but in some cases, you may not want the additional features or apps that come with that. In this recipe, you'll create a distribution list.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

  1. Go to the classic Exchange admin center at
  2. Choose groups from beneath the recipients header:

    Figure 4.12 – The groups link in the recipients section

  3. Select Distribution list from the drop-down menu next to the New Office 365 group button:

    Figure 4.13 – Additional group type options available when using the arrow next to New Office 365 group

  4. Enter...