Microsoft 365 offers Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS), Windows 10, and Office 365 to enhance business productivity and security. Because Microsoft 365 offers a variety of services and features, not everything is in the same place. Therefore, we need to navigate within different portals, and familiarity with “what is where” gets really important over time.
In this course, we will have a look at some of the most common tasks to be performed by Microsoft 365 administrators related to Azure AD identities, how to secure your environment by assigning the correct permissions to your users, and how to reduce administrative overhead. We’ll do various tasks in different ways by using the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, the Azure portal, and even use Windows PowerShell for automating bulk actions.
Choosing the right type of identity for your current infrastructure is the first step for any successful Microsoft 365 deployment.
- Plan Azure AD Identities
- Manage Users and Groups
- Manage User Access with Access Reviews
- Manage Passwords and Password Policies
- Implement Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR)
- Manage Product Licenses
- People preparing for Microsoft’s MS-100 exam
- Microsoft 365 Administrators
- Experience with Microsoft 365
- Experience with the Azure portal
- Experience with PowerShell
One type of identity model available with Microsoft 365 is called Cloud Identities. And this is where your user accounts and other resources are managed in the cloud. So it means that you have no on-premises servers. And all your management is done either in the Admin Center, the Azure portal, or even by using PowerShell.
A few examples of who would actually use this identity model could be small businesses with no directory infrastructure. Maybe you want to run a pilot to evaluate Microsoft 365. Or even sometimes you can have an extremely complex directory infrastructure and you're lacking workforce or time to integrate with the cloud. In those cases, Cloud Identities might be right for you.
Veronique is a SharePoint and Office 365 consultant for an IT company based in Glasgow, UK. She loves photography, the outdoors, and long walks with her two dogs! You can follow Veronique on Twitter @veronicageek or read her blog at https://veronicageek.com.