When you move from on-premises to Office 365 (whether full or hybrid configuration), you immediately lose some flexibility in user management. Features like role-based access, delegation of administrative permissions, and automated configuration management are missing from the standard Office 365 toolkit. The Office 365 portal is not designed for grouping or delegation.
The administrative hierarchy in Office 365 is split between the different workloads and various functions. To fully manage Office 365, you need to have Global Admin credentials, and that’s not a role that you want to be assigning out to lots of people. Best practice recommends that you limit Global Admin access to a select few people to reduce the risk to your organization.
To find out more about using Administrative Units (AUs) and native tools for role-based access control, watch our webinar discussing and showcasing AU functionality.
Office 365 Admins need a way to delegate administration permissions to any user in an organization, easily and safely. Our sophisticated management solution brings the familiar ideas of hierarchical on-premises Active Directory Organizational Units and Group Policy Objects to an Office 365 tenant. It is able to manage both on-premises platforms and Office 365 workloads in a single interface.
Using the management tool, you are able to define logical groupings of users or use the ones you already have in Active Directory. These groupings can be used for delegated administration and RBAC. Once configured, users can initiate management actions within the tool, and our policy engine determines if the user has the correct permissions to perform that action, e.g. adding a new user, and assigning an Office 365 license. If you’ve got the correct permissions – it gets done automatically, reducing helpdesk ticket volume.
After you’ve made your journey to the cloud, you’ll notice you’re missing certain features, you once couldn’t live without.
These might include role-based access, delegating your admin permissions, and automated configuration management, just to name a few.
To steer away from that unwanted administrative burden and frustrated users, you need to reintroduce these features to your Office 365 quickly and effectively.
Here are our top guides on how-to:
Microsoft Teams has taken the Office 365 ecosystem by storm, with its capabilities to create the ultimate virtual workspace through its seamless communication channels.
However, as an admin, do you ever think is this another program I need to master? How am I going to ensure I keep the environment organised, and more importantly, compliant? Also, how am I going automate daily tasks?
If these questions are crossing your mind, here’s nearly everything you need to know about Microsoft Teams:
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