Office365 Admin Preview

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A brief sight seeing in the Office 365 Admin Preview, the admin center preview was informed by the Office365 team back in 2015 and it is being rolled out on some customers.   In t


The new interface seems cleaner and the most important information is displayed on the main page. For starters, my subscription is brand new and it says that my configuration is not complete with the steps required to complete. By clicking on Go to setup will get me started on the configuration.


The left menu has all the main categories, and it has sub-menus.


In order to manage domains we have a single page, the buttons and icons for the objects are easier to read as well.


The Service Health is cleaner as well, and in a single glance we can see the overall status and the top banner gives a summary of the situation. There is also links for history of the service.


When managing users and/or features, we have blades (similar to Microsoft Azure) where in a single glance the administrator can see the main features at the user level and the current values, there is the Edit link on the right side that allows the administrator to change the values. There are two button at the top screen to reset password and to delete the current user.


Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at,, and Anderson (Portuguese).

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