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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

Installing an on-premises data gateway

On-premises data gateways allow users in your organization to connect Power Platform apps to on-premises data that is otherwise unavailable to the cloud-based apps. In this recipe, we'll install an on-premises data gateway on a server so that users can connect local data to Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Apps.

Getting ready

You'll need local admin access to a server that's always powered on. We'll install the gateway on this server, and the account you use to do so will automatically be made a gateway admin. It's recommended to use a service account if possible, but you can always change the service account used by the gateway later.

How to do it…

  1. Log in to the server on which you'll install the gateway.
  2. Navigate (and sign in if needed) to | the download icon | Data Gateway:

    Figure 7.10 – The download Data Gateway option in Power BI

  3. Select Download...