SharePoint Infrastructure Management and Administration

SPH04 Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Ben Stegink

Owner and SharePoint Architect

Intelligink, LLC

As the SharePoint landscape evolves, it's hard not to notice how much Microsoft wants everyone to move to the cloud. As this change occurs, it is necessary for you to shift and add to your skill set. Once of the skill sets you in need in your tool belt is how to take their knowledge of PowerShell and use it to manage SharePoint as a part of Office 365. While PowerShell hasn't changed the commands and process for performing tasks have changed when compared to those same tasks on-premises.

This session will cover the basics of writing PowerShell for SharePoint as a part of Office 365. While it will focus primarily on SharePoint Office 365, it will also touch on areas that apply to other aspects of the Office 365 suite of services (like Azure AD). You'll look at and examples of how to perform some specific tasks in SharePoint Online that aren't nearly as "quick and easy" to do as they were on-premises.

By the end of the session, you'll have a foundation of how to get started writing PowerShell for SharePoint in Office 365. This session assumes a basic understanding of PowerShell in general.

You will learn:

  • What you need to know when writing PowerShell for Office 365
  • Challenges you may encounter with PowerShell for Office 365
  • How to perform specific tasks with PowerShell in Office 365