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GSX Enterprise Management Makes it Easier to Add and Monitor Office 365 Users

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Aug 30, 2016

add_group.pngAs an IT administrator, you know how time-consuming it can be to add employees to Office 365. It’s not just a matter of clicking a button - adding users to Office 365 requires accessing the Office 365 Admin Center and going through several steps. PowerShell is often presented as a solution to the tedious process of adding users, because it allows you to add hundreds of accounts through a data source such as a CSV file. 

To do this, you need the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant and the Microsoft Azure Active Directory PowerShell Module installed. Then, you need to bring up PowerShell and connect it to your Office 365 credentials -- and that’s just to start. Using PowerShell is a time-consuming solution, one that requires quite a bit of expertise in using the service. Furthermore, it requires an unnecessary amount of time and has a large room for error. In fact, there are so many opportunities for errors along the way that it can lead to resource and security issues that you can’t afford to have. This is a struggle for many organizations using Office 365. If you’re a large company with thousands of employees across multiple locations with separate IT admins, it’s nearly impossible to coordinate and complete. And if you’re a small or medium-sized business, you don’t want to lose valuable time and resources that could be put into growing and scaling. You certainly don’t want to be bogged down with Office 365 management issues, when it’s supposed to be there to make operations simpler.

That’s where the GSX 365 Enterprise Management comes in. It provides an intuitive, PowerShell-free user interface that centralizes all end-user settings in a single click. That means you don’t need a PowerShell expert on your team to be able to manage adding users to Office 365 (even in large numbers), saving you hours of onboarding and management time. Plus, the GSX Enterprise Management tool records actions made on the portal and provides extensive reports, making it easy to audit and troubleshoot any configuration issues.

So how does it work? GSX allows you to apply bulk actions, so that once a hierarchy is set up and proper attributes have been defined, you can move thousands of users into or out of any Organizational Unit with a single click. This can be done from anywhere in the world. Bulk actions on the GSX Enterprise Management tool make it easy to automate your Office 365 actions, providing the security and peace of mind you wouldn’t achieve by manually inputting users via the Admin Center or PowerShell. If you’ve invested the time and money into Office 365, take the next step by managing it securely and efficiently with GSX.

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Tags: Office365, Powershell, Cloud Enterprise Management, Office 365 Administration