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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

Giving someone access to another user's OneDrive site

There may be cases where a replacement employee needs access to a former employee's OneDrive site that's still active. Or, perhaps an employee has multiple managers who always need access, or even a colleague on a person's team needs constant access rather than individual shares.

Whatever your purpose, this recipe will demonstrate the implementation concept by generating an access link to Bertha Lestrange's OneDrive site that we'll share with her colleague, Richard Weasley, who will fill in for her while she's on vacation.

We'll do two things for this to work:

  1. Grant ourselves access (which adds us as a site collection admin if we're not already).
  2. Add Richard as another admin and send him the same access link we generate in Step 1.

Getting ready

You should be a Global admin to complete this recipe.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 Admin...