Microsoft is rolling out new Workload-Specific Admin Roles. Updates that are beginning to roll-out and are not yet available to all applicable customers.

Here is a list of the roles that were available in Office 365 before the new Workload-Specific Admin Roles. As you can see there was no role to manage only Users, or Exchange, or SharePoint or Lync.

Office 365 admin role

Role in Exchange Online

Role in SharePoint Online

Role in Lync Online

global admin

  • Exchange Online admin
  • Company admin

SharePoint Online admin

Lync Online admin

billing admin

N/A

N/A

N/A

password admin

Help Desk admin

N/A

Lync Online admin

service admin

N/A

N/A

N/A

user management admin

N/A

N/A

Lync Online admin

Source: http://bit.ly/1HHpJU5

New Workload-Specific Admin Roles

Workload-specific admin roles will provide more flexibility to organizations that want to structure admin access to Exchange Admin Center, SharePoint Admin Center, and Lync Admin Center. For example, an Exchange admin will no longer require Office 365 global admin rights to manage Exchange Online. Source: http://roadmap.office.com/en-us

The new rôles will include:

  • HelpDesk Administrator
  • Lync Service Administrator
  • SharePoint Service Administrator
  • Exchange Service Administrator
  • Service Support Administrator
  • User Account Administrator
  • Billing Adminsitrator

 

To manage the roles you need to connect to your Office 365 admin portal, then click on “Active Users”

 

Select an active user then click on “Edit User Roles”

You will then be able to assign one of the new limited role to your user (if the new feature has been rolled out to your Tenant)


Link to article in French http://bit.ly/1Jss0o4

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