SharePoint Online administration
Applies to: SharePoint Online
Topic Last Modified: 2015-12-18
Summary: You can manage SharePoint Online with the SharePoint Online admin center or with Office 365 PowerShell.
SharePoint Online provides a collection of web-based tools and technologies that help you store, share, and manage digital information within your organization when you use Office 365. This hosted service is ideal for working on projects, storing data and documents in a central location, and sharing information with others. SharePoint Online sites can help members of your organization work more efficiently and productively.
For the details about getting SharePoint Online ready for your organization, see the SharePoint Online Planning Guide.
See this article for information about using the SharePoint Online admin center.
Although you can perform many administrative tasks with the SharePoint Online admin center, you can also do these tasks more efficiently with Office 365 PowerShell. There are also some tasks that you can only do with Office 365 PowerShell.
See Office 365 PowerShell for SharePoint Online to get started.
See Manage SharePoint Online with Office 365 PowerShell for managing sites, site groups, and users.