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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 new Power Platform environment

A Power Platform environment provides a place for your organization to centrally manage and share its data and processes. You might also use a Power Platform environment as a security boundary to separate processes and apps that require different levels of data protection. In this recipe, we'll create a new Power Platform environment with a new database by utilizing the Power Platform admin center.

Getting ready

In order to complete the steps in this recipe, you must have a Dynamics 365, Power Apps, or Power Virtual Agents plan (trial or production) and be a global or Power Platform service admin or have settings configured so that non-admins can also create environments.

You'll also need 1 GB of storage capacity to complete these steps. Learn more about capacity plans at

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Power Platform admin center at https...