Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Windows PowerShell as the future interface
5. Enter the following command to start using the session. After executing the
command, your window should look similar to the one shown in Figure 9-11:
Import-PSSession $Session
Figure 9-11 Windows PowerShell Command Prompt window after importing PSSession .
6. At this point, you are connected and ready to manage Exchange Online in Office 365.
Normally, you will issue commands to manage your tenant, which we will explore
in exercises later in this chapter. For now, we will end the session by entering the
following command. This is what you will normally do when you are done with your
administration tasks:
Remove-PSSession $Session
It is important that you close a PSSession after you are done. The reason for
closing a PSSession is because of the five-connection limit in place as a security
measure. If you do not close a PSSession , you will need to wait for the session to time
out. If there are five sessions of PSSession open, you will not be able to establish
additional sessions.
Windows PowerShell as the future interface
With Office 365, you have the choice to use the admin center or Windows PowerShell.
While many of the administrative tasks can be performed through the admin center, some
tasks are difficult to do without Windows PowerShell and some tasks can be performed
only with Windows PowerShell.
Office 365, like all Microsoft applications, has a primary Graphical User Interface (GUI), and
the traditional Microsoft Management Console (MMC) continues to be available. However,
Windows PowerShell is also here to stay and continues to grow in significance when it
comes to service administration. In fact, Microsoft GUIs run Windows PowerShell behind
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