Connect to SharePoint Online with the SharePoint Online Management Shell

Most administrators are looking to manage their SharePoint Online service from PowerShell. Here is how you connect to SharePoint online with PowerShell

 

Make sure that the following software is installed

Windows Management Framework 3.0

SharePoint Online Management Shell

 

Connect to SharePoint Online

  1. Open SharePoint Online Management Shella.    Click Startb.    Click All Programs

    c.    Click SharePoint Online Management Shell

       d.    Right Click SharePoint Online Management Shell and run as Administrator

2.    Run the following command, modified for your own tenant

 Connect-SPOService -Url https://customerdomain-admin.sharepoint.com -credential admin@customerdomain.com

-Url is the URL of the SharePoint Online Admin Centre

-Credential is the user that has admin access to the SharePoint Online service

 

Check out the following link for all the wonderful things that you can do with SharePoint online and PowerShell.

Introduction to the SharePoint Online management shell

 

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