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Managing Cloud Identities in Office 365

by Brian Alderman

This course introduces and explores the management and configuration of Office 365 identities by using the Office 365 Admin Center, Azure AD Admin Center, and PowerShell.

What you'll learn

Implementing a plan to ensure only authorized users access your Office 365 tenant is important for the safety of your company information. In this course, Managing Cloud Identities in Office 365, you’ll explore how to provide users access to Office 365 using a secure authentication method. This authentication method will require a password policy that includes complexity requirements, expiration of passwords, and ways to reset passwords. First, you'll explore how to manage users individually, and by adding them to a security group. That security group can be used to determine which tasks the members can perform and what they have access to after logging into your Office 365 tenant. Then, you'll dive into the configuration options associated with them, including licensing, location, and even when to remove their accounts. Finally, you'll examine the management of password policies, and the creation and management of users and security groups, which can be done through the Office 365 Admin Center, Azure AD Admin Center, or the Azure AD PowerShell management console. By the end of this course, you’ll understand which tools are best for performing all of these management tasks.

About the author

Brian Alderman is a Microsoft MVP, and has his Master's in Computer Information Systems. Since 1995, he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), MCSA and MCSE for Windows Server(R), and also his PMP certification. As a Senior Technical Instructor and Consultant, he has 30 years of experience in networking, SQL Server databases, SharePoint technologies, and project management. Brian's publications inc... more

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