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Networking All-in-One For Dummies by Doug Lowe

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Chapter 3

Administering Office 365

In This Chapter

arrow Learning about the features of Office 365

arrow Exploring the Admin Center

arrow Managing users and licenses

Office 365 is a collection of cloud-based services offered by Microsoft to users of its recent versions of Microsoft Office. Although you can still purchase boxed versions of Microsoft Office, many users and organizations are now opting for Microsoft’ subscription-based Office 365 service. For a monthly fee, you get the privilege of using Office applications, plus additional features of the Office 365 cloud service.

In this chapter, I present the basics of how Office 365 works and how you, as a site administrator, can manage your company’s Office 365 assets. These management features are not available to home users; you need a Business, Academic, Non-Profit, or Enterprise license to use the administration tools described in this chapter.

Looking at the Features Provided by Office 365

Office 365 contains a dizzying array of features. Here are the most important of these features:

  • The core suite of Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, and OneNote
  • Tablet and online versions of the core office programs ...

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