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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

Deleting a site collection

When a site collection is no longer needed or needs to be deleted for another reason, it's simply done via the SharePoint admin center. In this recipe, we'll go through the steps of deleting a site collection.

Getting ready

You should be a Global or SharePoint admin to complete this recipe. Site owners can also delete their own sites.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the SharePoint admin center at, or go to the Microsoft Admin Center and click SharePoint from beneath Admin Centers on the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. Click Sites > Active sites:

    Figure 8.5 – Active sites link on the left-hand navigation menu of the SharePoint admin center

  3. Select the site to delete, and then click Delete:

    Figure 8.6 – Delete option for a selected site in the Active sites screen of the SharePoint admin center

  4. When prompted, click Delete again to confirm:

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