Admin center overview

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The Microsoft 365 admin center is where you manage your business in the cloud. You can complete such tasks as adding and removing users, changing licenses, and resetting passwords. 

To get to the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to admin.microsoft.com or, if you're already signed in, select the app launcher, and choose Admin.

On the home page, you can create cards for tasks that you perform frequently. To add a new card, select Add card, then select the plus sign next to the card you want to add. When you are finished, close the window. You can rearrange the cards by selecting and then dragging them to where you want. To remove a card, select More actions, and then choose Remove.

To view more admin tasks, expand the navigation menu. You'll find advanced configuration settings in the additional admin centers at the bottom.

One common task that you might perform in the admin center is adding a user. To do this, select Users > Active users, and then select Add a user. Enter the user's name and other information, and then select Next. Follow the prompts to finish adding the user. When you are done, select Finish adding, and then select Close.

You can sort your active users by columns, such as Display name or Licenses. To add more columns, select Choose columns, select the columns you want to add, and then select Save.

Select a user to see more options, such as managing their product licenses.

To enable more features that come with your subscription, select Setup. Here you can turn on sign-in security, mobile app protection, DLP, and other features included with your subscription.

If you need support at any time, choose Need help. Enter your question, then check out the links that appear. If you don't get your answer here, choose Contact support to open a service request. 

For more information on managing billing, passwords, users, and admins, see the other lessons in this course.

The Microsoft 365 admin center is where you manage your business in the cloud, such as adding and removing users, changing licenses, and resetting passwords. 

Let's take a look.

To get to the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to admin.microsoft.com or, if you're already signed in, select the app launcher, and choose Admin.

On the home page, you can create cards for tasks that you perform frequently. To add a new card, select Add card, then select the plus sign next to the card you want to add. We'll add a few cards to the homepage. When finished, close the window. You can rearrange cards by selecting and then dragging them to where you want. To remove a card, select More actions, then choose Remove.

To view more admin tasks, expand the navigation menu. You'll find advanced configuration settings in the additional admin centers at the bottom.

Let's take a look at a common task you perform in the admin center, like adding a user.

Select Users, Active users, and Add a user. Enter their name and other information, then select Next. Follow the prompts to finish adding the user. Choose Finish adding, then Close.

You can sort your active users by columns, like Display name or Licenses. To add more, select Choose columns, select the columns you want to add, then Save.

Select a user to see more options, like managing their product licenses.

To enable more features that come with your subscription, select Setup. Here you can turn on sign-in security, mobile app protection, DLP, and other features included with your subscription.

If you need support at any time, choose Need help. Enter your question, then check out the links that appear. If you don't get your answer here, choose Contact support to open a service request. 

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