Microsoft BPOS: Managing The Cloud

Provisioning Users

Now we’re getting to the real administrative meat. Notice that the Home tab of admin.microsoftonline.com shows you subscribed to Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, with both services showing as healthy and all features available. You still haven’t enabled Office Communications Online or anything else, but the first thing you should do at this point is establish a second admin account. If anything takes the admin away from the office, the business still needs someone with full privileges on hand to run BPOS services. Dig into the Users tab and select the User List subtab. Under Actions, click Add new user. Note: While writing this article, we found that this step worked fine under Internet Explorer but stalled under Google Chrome. Those software requirement specs are serious.

The new user wizard asks you to input contact info, select whether to give the user admin privileges, then select an Exchange mailbox size. (The default is 5GB; the maximum is 25GB out of the 100GB allocated to a Standard subscription.) Once you click to create/finalize, you’ll find that one license has been deducted from your available license count. You’ll also see the new admin account shown on the User List, and clicking on the Display name will let you go in and make any contact or setting changes you please.

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  • Shadow703793
    Wasn't something like this posted earlier? Guess what? Not many care. You are just wasting time imo.
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  • Anonymous
    I care. It's not a waste of my time.
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  • justchuck69
    the article states this at the beginning but i guess some don't read !

    Editor’s Note: For background on this article, check out the first article in this series, Microsoft’s BPOS: Cloud Computing’s Silver Lining?
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  • justchuck69
    the article states this at the beginning but i guess some don't read !

    Editor’s Note: For background on this article, check out the first article in this series, Microsoft’s BPOS: Cloud Computing’s Silver Lining?
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  • CircusMusic
    vfmainHere is free replacement: http://www.officesip.com/messenger.html

    Thanks! I was looking into setting up a IM system at work, but didn't want to allow users the ability to connect to the other major networks (MSN, ICQ, etc.)
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  • 3p0cHx
    would this be a good platform to migrate to if the shop is already running SBS2003? Does this system include licenses for Word, Excel, ppt? Is Outlook only web-based? Do you upload your data shares from SBS2003 to the cloud?
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