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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out (Includes Current Book Service), Second Edition by Ed Fisher, Lou Mandich, Aaron Guilmette, Darryl Kegg

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Chapter 11. Understanding the Office 365 resource types

When performing nearly any action in Office 365, you perform it against some type of object, whether it’s a user, a contact, a group, or a resource mailbox—the list goes on. Depending on the type of environment (managed domains with cloud ID or synchronized from an on-premises directory) and type of workload (Exchange, Skype, Microsoft SharePoint, Azure Active Directory), you might need to manage one or more object types or an object type in different contexts (managing the object properties of an Azure AD user versus the email properties of a mail-enabled user).

The Office 365 Admin Center displays several types of objects, as shown in Figure 11-1 ...

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