Management tools for Office 365

Manage Office 365 with a set of tools for every type of task. Use the mobile app for quick tasks when you're on the go, the admin center for most admin tasks, and PowerShell for bulk operations.

Office 365 admin center

The Office 365 admin center is the starting point for most admin tasks. Has links to common tasks on the home page, and you can search for specific settings, tasks, and items (like a user or group) from the home page. The Office 365 admin center also links you to the other service-specific admin centers for Azure AD, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Skype for Business Online. See an overview of the Office 365 admin center.

Go to the Office 365 admin center

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

  2. Click the app launcher The app launcher icon in Office 365 , and then click Admin.

    The Office 365 app launcher with the Admin app highlighted

    Tip: Admin appears only to Office 365 administrators.

    Can't find the app you're looking for? From the app launcher, select All apps to see an alphabetical list of the Office 365 apps available to you. From there, you can search for a specific app.

Office 365 admin mobile app

You're on the go, and someone needs a password reset, or reports that the service is down. You can perform quick tasks and find out service status quickly with the Office 365 Admin Mobile App. Download it to your phone or tablet from the Apple Store, Google Play, or the Microsoft Store: Get the app.

PowerShell for Office 365

With PowerShell, you can do bulk, scripted changes to Office 365, like adding a list of users or changing licenses. There are also some advanced settings you can only control by using PowerShell cmdlets, like setting a password expiration policy. If PowerShell is required, the article about that task will include instructions on using PowerShell to accomplish the task. There are separate PowerShell modules for Office 365 core, Azure AD, the Security and Compliance Center, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Skype for Business Online.

Read how to Get started with Office 365 PowerShell. Find out how to connect to the PowerShell modules for Office 365 services and get reference information on cmdlets in Cmdlet references for Office 365 services.

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