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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 an Exchange-specific retention policy

This recipe will show how you can create a retention policy on specific user inboxes or security groups' inboxes via the O365 Security & Compliance Center.

Getting ready

You'll need access to the O365 Security & Compliance Center and, if you're not a global admin, one of the following roles:

  • Compliance Management
  • Organization Management
  • Records Management

How to do it…

  1. Go to the O365 Security & Compliance Center at
  2. Select Information governance | Retention from the left-hand navigation menu:

    Figure 4.25 – The Retention link under Information governance in the O365 Security & Compliance Center's left-hand navigation menu

  3. Select Create:

    Figure 4.26 – The Create button

  4. Name and describe your retention policy:

    Figure 4.27 – The retention policy's name and description

  5. Choose the length of time...