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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

Adjusting all users' default storage allocation and retention periods

In this recipe, we'll cover a simple but important setting in the OneDrive admin center that allows setting the default storage limit for individual users' OneDrive sites, as well as the retention period for which those sites should be kept after the associated user is marked for deletion.

Getting ready

You must be a global or SharePoint administrator to access the OneDrive admin center.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the OneDrive admin center at
  2. Select Storage from the left-side navigation menu.
  3. Enter a number (in/GB) in the Default storage in GB box that represents the maximum amount all users can save in their OneDrive site. Then, enter a number (in days) in the Days to retain files in OneDrive after a user account is marked for deletion box that represents how long files will be kept once their associated owner is marked for deletion:

    Figure 6.16...