hands-on lab

Managing Users in Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Up to 1h
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Microsoft has currently disabled new registrations for the MS 365 Dev program. For the time being, please treat the lab as read-only or bring your own MS 365 account. Our team is currently working on an update, thank you for your understanding.

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The Microsoft 365 Admin Center is used to manage an organization in the cloud. You can manage users, manage subscriptions and licenses, manage teams and groups, and much more through this admin center. A system administrator may use the Microsoft 365 Admin Center as part of their day-to-day IT work. The Microsoft 365 Admin Center can be a system administrator's one-stop-shop for managing Microsoft 365 user accounts. 

In this lab, you will:

  • Create a new user account
  • Amend user details and assign licenses
  • Delete and restore a user

Note: Due to this lab requiring the creation of a Microsoft 365 organization with an Admin Center, if you don't already have one you will need to provide a mobile phone number to pass the account creation process.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create and manage new M365 user accounts
  • Assign licenses to new and existing accounts
  • Delete and restore an M365 user account

Intended Audience

  • Candidates studying for the MS-100 Certification Exam
  • System administrators managing user accounts in Microsoft 365 Admin Center

About the author

Adil Islam, opens in a new tab
Cloud Labs Developer
Learning paths

Adil is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, former Azure Engineer, and loves all things Azure. He is a certified Azure Administrator and Azure DevOps Expert and has worked for some of the biggest MSPs in the world (Cognizant, New Signature, CoreAzure). He loves to combine his two passions: cloud and teaching.

Adil specializes in Azure Infrastructure services and has a curiosity for new, in-preview services from Azure, getting his hands familiar with the content before most of the world does. Outside of work, Adil helps run a growing community of IT professionals looking to break into the cloud and regularly runs workshops and webinars.

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Lab steps

Setting Up A Microsoft 365 Developer Account
Creating New User Accounts in Microsoft 365 Admin Center
Changing User Details in Microsoft 365 Admin Center
Managing User Licenses in Microsoft 365 Admin Center
Deleting and Restoring Users in Microsoft 365 Admin Center