Azure AD / Office 365 – 3 new administration roles available

In the way to limit the need and use of the global administrator role, 3 new administration roles have been made available:

  • Groups administrator to delegate groups (Azure AD security groups, Office 365 Groups, Teams or Yammer) management, covering naming convention, expiration policy or even AAD security group restoration
  • Office apps administrator allows you delegating Office apps settings like policies (Office Cloud Policy Service –, self-service download settings or also the ‘What’s new content’ (currently in preview). This role also grants permission for managing support request and service health access
  • Power platform administrator used to delegate Power Platform (Dynamics 365, Flow, PowerApps) all administration tasks

These roles are available from both Azure (, Azure Active Directory ( or Office 365 Administration ( portals


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies