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Manage Office 365 with Windows PowerShell

 

Topic Last Modified: 2014-06-25

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to manage Office 365 using Windows PowerShell cmdlets, scripts, and batch processes.

Windows PowerShell is a powerful management tool that complements the Office 365 Admin center. The information listed here summarizes the Windows PowerShell information into sections and lists those sections in the order we think you'll want to use them. Learn about how to use Windows PowerShell with Office 365, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Exchange Online.

Windows PowerShell can be a lot to absorb . So, we've organized this section to give you a clean and fast way to access and use the information that is provided. Beginning with the advantages you gain when you are using Windows PowerShell and covering ways to get started quickly, use automation to increase productivity, manage your user accounts and licenses and create reports, and ending with a robust Windows PowerShell technical reference.

To jump right in, select the section that best meets your needs from the following list:

Not sure which section best meets you needs? Here's a bit more information about each section:

Learn six ways you might want to use Windows PowerShell, and then discover the best ways to manage Office 365 using Windows PowerShell. To learn the advantages of using Windows PowerShell to manage Office 365 go here:

Advantages of using Windows PowerShell to manage Office 365

Connect to Office 365 using Windows PowerShell using a single PowerShell window and start to manage Office 365. To get started using using Windows PowerShell to manage Office 365, go here:

Getting started with Windows PowerShell in Office 365

Create sites and add users and manage your users and groups using using Windows PowerShell. To get started using using Windows PowerShell to automate Office 365 tasks, go here:

Automate Office 365 tasks with Windows PowerShell

Manage user accounts and licenses using using Windows PowerShell. To use using Windows PowerShell to manage user accounts, go here:

Manage user accounts and licenses

Create reports using using Windows PowerShell. To create reports using using Windows PowerShell, go here:

Use Windows PowerShell to create reports in Office 365

Reference Windows PowerShell cmdlets for more information and share and connect with other users in Office 365 and Windows PowerShell communities. To use this technical reference go here:

Windows PowerShell in Office 365 technical reference

 
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