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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

Setting up compliance safeguards

Compliance is a deep and important topic that can't be covered fully in a single recipe. In this recipe, we'll simply cover accessing compliance settings and ideas relating to OneDrive specifically. Check out the final three chapters of the book for more general O365 security and compliance recipes.

Getting ready

You should be a SharePoint or global admin, and in some cases, you may need additional permissions depending on what specific compliance tasks you'd like to complete.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the OneDrive admin center at
  2. Click on Compliance in the left-side navigation menu.
  3. Review all of the OneDrive compliance activities you can perform, shown in the following screenshot, noting that all of them will redirect you to the O365 Security & Compliance Center (

Figure 6.5 – Compliance settings linked in the OneDrive...