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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 Common Data Service database

In this recipe, you'll create a Common Data Service (CDS) database from the Power Platform admin center to use as a data store for your apps. Using CDS as opposed to a source such as SharePoint removes the list item limit you may be familiar with, but you'll still be limited by database size. You can also connect to multiple data sources in a single location for your apps and reports.

Getting ready

Before you can create a database, you must have or create a Power Platform environment and be one of its admins. See the first recipe in this chapter, Creating a new Power Platform environment, for assistance if you need a new environment.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Power Platform admin center at
  2. Select Environments from the left-hand navigation menu if you are not taken there by default.
  3. Select the name of the environment for which you're creating a CDS database...