What is the Microsoft Partner Admin Center?
The Microsoft Partner Admin Center (PAC) allows partners like yourself to easily manage your clients Office365, Dynamics CRM and Azure Admin Centers without having to store and share administrator credentials.
Servicing Office365 and Azure customers can be difficult for partners to manage efficiently and easily at a large scale. The Microsoft Partner Admin Center is an essential tool to assist partners with managing multiple clients using Office365, Exchange Online, EMS, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM Online and Azure!
Accessing it is easy and we’ve broken this down into three easy step! Enable, Setup and Use.
If you don't have the PAC enabled yet, please see this article on how to get it.
Get to the Microsoft Partner admin center:
- Go to http://portal.office.com and login with your Office365 credentials
- Select the app launcher icon in the upper-left and choose Partner
Office 365 Partner admin center features and settings.
The Home page of the Partner admin center preview looks like this. You can choose Partner center to navigate to the Microsoft Partner Center, this is used to give others in your organisation access and manage Azure for your clients.
More about the Client management pages:
You can do a lot to organise and access your clients on the Client management pages.
On the Client list page, you can see your clients in All clients, Flagged, or Recently accessed view.
In the All clients view you can also search for a client by using the company name, or the client's primary domain name.
In the Actions column of the All clients list, you can choose the Office365 admin center icon to access that client's admin center as a delegate admin (1), or, you can choose the Service requests (2) icon to view your client's service requests page.
If you select a client in the All clients list, a client details card opens up. In the client details card you can:
- Pin the client to the home page for easy access.
- Flag a client to move it to the Flagged list. You can also see if there are service health issues if the Service health status icon is colored yellow.
About the author
Andrey Korenkov is a Strategy and Enablement Specialist at rhipe delivering partner transformation through the strategic implementation of Microsoft cloud technologies. Andrey has seven years of experience in Microsoft cloud technologies working with Microsoft enterprise licensing, service providers and channel partners. He is driven to help rhipe partners adopt and deliver new cloud technologies while ensuring they are minimisng risk and reducing their administrative headaches.