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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

Configuring guest access

As a Teams administrator, you can choose whether to allow guests in your organization's Microsoft Teams environment at all, and if so, how those guest users can utilize Teams. For example, you may wish to allow/disallow making private calls or chatting. In this recipe, we'll configure the Guest access settings in the Microsoft Teams admin center.

Getting ready

You must be a global or Teams administrator to configure the settings in this recipe.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft Teams admin center at
  2. Select Org-wide settings | Guest access:

    Figure 9.44 – The Guest access link in the left-hand navigation menu of the Microsoft Teams admin center

  3. If you disable Allow guest access in Teams, none of the other options on this page will be available. We'll leave it as On for this recipe:

    Figure 9.45 – The toggle option for allowing guest access in Teams

  4. In the Calling...