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
If you are a global admin, or a billing admin, then you will have access to the information regarding your subscriptions and licenses. Login to your Microsoft 365 tenant and navigate to billing on the left side. If you do not see billing, scroll down and go to customize navigation. When the blade's open, make sure to select billing and click save. And now the billing menu will appear on your left-hand side.
And go to products and services. Here you'll see all the subscriptions that you have as well as the number of licenses. So here, for example, I have an Enterprise Mobility as well as an Office 365 Enterprise E5. And if I click on the subscription, we still have the number of licenses, and at the bottom, you can see who you assigned those licenses to. You can also check for your add-ons or even connect to a partner.
Another way to check your licenses would be to go under licenses. And we have a different view. We can still see our subscriptions, and we see how many licenses are valid, expired, or assigned.
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.