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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 room and equipment resources

In this recipe, we'll establish a conference room or equipment resource that users can utilize in Outlook. Most commonly, users would invite the room or piece of equipment to a meeting to reserve it.

Getting ready

To create room and equipment resources, you need to be a global or Exchange admin, or at least have the Organization Management or Recipient Management role assigned to you.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the new Exchange admin center at
  2. Select Recipients | Resources:

    Figure 4.46 – The Resources link in the left-hand navigation menu of the new Exchange admin center

  3. Click on Add a resource:

    Figure 4.47 – The Add a resource button on the Resources page

  4. Choose Room or Equipment and fill in the basic information for it, including the email address it should have. Then, click Next:

    Figure 4.48 – Basic information for a new room or equipment resource in Exchange...