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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 Teams policy

Teams policies provide the ability to assign certain users a variant of the default/global policy applied to most users. For example, you may adjust the default policy to disallow private channel creation and then create a custom Teams policy to allow only certain members to create private channels. In this recipe, we're going to prevent a certain user (or several) from creating private channels in Teams.

Getting ready

You must be a global or Teams administrator to complete the steps in this recipe.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft Teams admin center at
  2. Select Teams | Teams policies:

    Figure 9.8 – The Teams policies link in the left-hand navigation menu of the Microsoft Teams admin center

  3. Click + Add.
  4. Name and describe the policy and choose whether users to whom this policy applies should be permitted to discover private teams and create private channels:

    Figure 9.9 – The...