About the Office 365 admin center

The Office 365 admin center is used to set up your organization in the cloud, manage users, manage subscriptions, and much more. In this article, learn how to get to the Office 365 admin center and learn about available features and settings. Or, return to the old Office 365 admin center help for info about the old admin center.

Check out the Office 365 admin center

There are a few ways you can check out the new Office 365 admin center.

You can watch the following video:

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You can go check it out:

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Select the app launcher icon Office 365 app launcher icon in the upper-left and choose Admin.

    Tip: The Admin tile appears only to Office 365 administrators.

Office 365 admin center features and settings

The new Office 365 admin center looks like this.

New admin center preview home page

Here are the features and settings you'll find in the left-hand navigation of the Office 365 admin center. Learn more about admin tasks in Office 365 admin help.


What it's for


This is the landing page in the new Office 365 admin center. You'll see where to manage users, billing, service health, and reports.


Create and manage users in your organization, like employees or students. You can also set their permission level or reset their passwords. Check out Add, remove, and manage users in Office 365 admin center.


Create and mange groups in your organization., such as an Office 365 group, distribution list, security group, or shared mailbox. Learn how to create and manage groups.


Create and mange resources, like a SharePoint site collection. Learn how to create site collections.


View, purchase, or cancel Office 365 subscriptions for your organization. View past billing statements or view the number of assigned licenses to individual users. Learn how to manage billing.


Manage global settings for apps like email, sites, and the Office suite. Change your password policy and expiration date. Add and update domain names like contoso.com. Change your organization profile and release preferences. And choose whether partners can access your Office 365 admin center.


See at a glance how your organization is using Office 365 with detailed reports on email use, Office activations, and more. Learn how to use the new activity reports.


View the service health at a glance. You can also check out more details and the service health history. Check out Service health in the Office 365 admin center.

Admin centers

Open separate admin centers for Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, and Azure AD. Each admin center includes all available settings for that service.

For example, in the Exchange admin center, set up and manage email, calendars, distribution groups, and more. In the SharePoint admin center, create and manage site collections, site settings, and OneDrive for Business. In the Skype for Business admin center, set up instant messaging notifications, dial-in conferencing, and online presence.

Learn more about the Exchange admin center and SharePoint admin center.

Note: The admin centers available to you depend on your plan and region.

Note: If you have Office 365 Small Business or Office 365 Small Business Premium, see Video: Introducing Office 365 Small Business instead.

Common tasks in the admin center

If you want to use the old admin center experience, you can still switch back to the admin center for now. To switch back simply click or tap on Switch back to the old admin center.

Switch back to the old admin center
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