For most people, Microsoft Office 365 is a bunch of applications like Outlook, Word, Excel, and so on. If you have your own domain, you can also manage your users, groups, policies, and more. Let’s take a look.
We’ve covered all the apps that include Office 365, but it’s far more than simply a set of discrete productivity applications. It’s likewise a business management system which contains all sorts of tools like Azure Active Directory, use reports, and a lot of security tools that many people know absolutely nothing about. These tools live in the Admin Center, which (for most users) will be readily available if you have a domain (e.g., AcmeRockets.com) and Microsoft supplies the e-mail for that domain (e.g., Rob@AcmeRockets.com).
For individual users, the most common method this happens is if you buy a domain from a registrar/host like GoDaddy or 1 & 1 and they use Office 365-hosted email as part of the plan.
You’ll require to log into the Office 365 account that contains your hosted email to see the Admin choice. The login page can be a bit tough to discover often because it typically lives on your domain host’s website, not the main Microsoft site. If you attempt to sign-in at Office.com, it’s normally clever enough to understand where your domain is signed up and redirect you to the correct login page, however. If you can’t discover it, call your domain host, and they’ll assist you.
Once you’ve logged in, you’ll have the ability to see the Admin alternative in the list of apps on the primary Office 365 page, and likewise in the app launcher readily available from the 9 dots.
Click on the Admin app, and you’ll be required to the Admin Center, where you can see a menu of alternatives on the left-hand side.
These include the tools for administering your domain. Specific locations have their own different consoles, which you can discover by expanding the “Admin centers” node.
Each of these Admin centers opens a brand-new range of options, such as the Security & Compliance Center.
Depending upon what you’re interested in, the Admin Center can keep you busy for months. Azure Active Directory, for instance, includes dozens of alternatives, many of which would take weeks to learn and understand simply by themselves, which is why Azure/O365 Administration is a job all in itself in many organizations. Because the Admin Center is so vast, we’re not going to delve much even more into it at this point, but over the coming weeks, we’ll show you a few of the essential functions and what you can do with them.
If you have your own domain, you can likewise manage your users, groups, policies, and more. The login page can be a bit difficult to find in some cases since it often lives on your domain host’s site, not the main Microsoft site. These include the tools for administering your domain.