If you use SharePoint Online and would like to manage it via PowerShell, download and install the Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell module from the PowerShell Gallery:

 
# search for the module in PowerShell Gallery (optional)
PS> Find-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell

Version              Name                                Repository           Description 
-------              ----                                ----------           --------
16.0.19927.12000     Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.Powe... PSGallery            Microsoft SharePoint Online
 
# install the module in your personal scope (no admin privileges required)
PS> Install-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell -Repository PSGallery -Scope CurrentUser

Now you can use a wealth of new PowerShell cmdlets to manage SharePoint Online:

 
PS> Get-Command -Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell | Format-Wide -Column 3


Add-SPOGeoAdministrator    Add-SPOHubSiteAssociation  Add-SPOHubToHubAssocia...
Add-SPOOrgAssetsLibrary    Add-SPOSiteCollectionAp... Add-SPOSiteDesign        
Add-SPOSiteDesignTask      Add-SPOSiteScript          Add-SPOSiteScriptPackage 
Add-SPOTenantCdnOrigin     Add-SPOTheme               Add-SPOUser              
Approve-SPOTenantServic... Approve-SPOTenantServic... Connect-SPOService       
ConvertTo-SPOMigrationE... ConvertTo-SPOMigrationT... Deny-SPOTenantServiceP...
Disable-SPOTenantServic... Disconnect-SPOService      Enable-SPOCommSite       
Enable-SPOTenantService... Export-SPOQueryLogs        Export-SPOUserInfo       
Export-SPOUserProfile      Get-SPOAppErrors           Get-SPOAppInfo           
Get-SPOBrowserIdleSignOut  Get-SPOBuiltInDesignPac... Get-SPOCrossGeoMovedUsers
Get-SPOCrossGeoMoveReport  Get-SPOCrossGeoUsers       Get-SPODataEncryptionP...
Get-SPODeletedSite         Get-SPOExternalUser        Get-SPOGeoAdministrator  
Get-SPOGeoMoveCrossComp... Get-SPOGeoStorageQuota     Get-SPOHideDefaultThemes 
Get-SPOHomeSite            Get-SPOHubSite             Get-SPOKnowledgeHubSite  
Get-SPOMigrationJobProg... Get-SPOMigrationJobStatus  Get-SPOMultiGeoCompany...
Get-SPOMultiGeoExperience  Get-SPOOrgAssetsLibrary    Get-SPOOrgNewsSite       
Get-SPOPublicCdnOrigins    Get-SPOSite                Get-SPOSiteCollectionA...
Get-SPOSiteContentMoveS... Get-SPOSiteDataEncrypti... Get-SPOSiteDesign        
Get-SPOSiteDesignRights    Get-SPOSiteDesignRun       Get-SPOSiteDesignRunSt...
Get-SPOSiteDesignTask      Get-SPOSiteGroup           Get-SPOSiteRenameState   
Get-SPOSiteScript          Get-SPOSiteScriptFromList  Get-SPOSiteScriptFromWeb 
Get-SPOSiteUserInvitations Get-SPOStorageEntity       Get-SPOStructuralNavig...
Get-SPOStructuralNaviga... Get-SPOTenant              Get-SPOTenantCdnEnabled  
Get-SPOTenantCdnOrigins    Get-SPOTenantCdnPolicies   Get-SPOTenantContentTy...
Get-SPOTenantLogEntry      Get-SPOTenantLogLastAva... Get-SPOTenantOrgRelation 
Get-SPOTenantOrgRelatio... Get-SPOTenantOrgRelatio... Get-SPOTenantServicePr...
Get-SPOTenantServicePri... Get-SPOTenantSyncClient... Get-SPOTenantTaxonomyR...
Get-SPOTheme               Get-SPOUnifiedGroup        Get-SPOUnifiedGroupMov...
Get-SPOUser                Get-SPOUserAndContentMo... Get-SPOUserOneDriveLoc...
Get-SPOWebTemplate         Grant-SPOHubSiteRights     Grant-SPOSiteDesignRights
Invoke-SPOMigrationEncr... Invoke-SPOSiteDesign       Invoke-SPOSiteSwap       
New-SPOMigrationEncrypt... New-SPOMigrationPackage    New-SPOPublicCdnOrigin   
New-SPOSdnProvider         New-SPOSite                New-SPOSiteGroup         
New-SPOTenantOrgRelation   Register-SPODataEncrypt... Register-SPOHubSite      
Remove-SPODeletedSite      Remove-SPOExternalUser     Remove-SPOGeoAdministr...
Remove-SPOHomeSite         Remove-SPOHubSiteAssoci... Remove-SPOHubToHubAsso...
Remove-SPOKnowledgeHubSite Remove-SPOMigrationJob     Remove-SPOMultiGeoComp...
Remove-SPOOrgAssetsLibrary Remove-SPOOrgNewsSite      Remove-SPOPublicCdnOrigin
Remove-SPOSdnProvider      Remove-SPOSite             Remove-SPOSiteCollecti...
Remove-SPOSiteCollectio... Remove-SPOSiteDesign       Remove-SPOSiteDesignTask 
Remove-SPOSiteGroup        Remove-SPOSiteScript       Remove-SPOSiteUserInvi...
Remove-SPOStorageEntity    Remove-SPOTenantCdnOrigin  Remove-SPOTenantOrgRel...
Remove-SPOTenantSyncCli... Remove-SPOTheme            Remove-SPOUser           
Remove-SPOUserInfo         Remove-SPOUserProfile      Repair-SPOSite           
Request-SPOPersonalSite    Request-SPOUpgradeEvalu... Restore-SPODataEncrypt...
Restore-SPODeletedSite     Revoke-SPOHubSiteRights    Revoke-SPOSiteDesignRi...
Revoke-SPOTenantService... Revoke-SPOUserSession      Set-SPOBrowserIdleSignOut
Set-SPOBuiltInDesignPac... Set-SPOGeoStorageQuota     Set-SPOHideDefaultThemes 
Set-SPOHomeSite            Set-SPOHubSite             Set-SPOKnowledgeHubSite  
Set-SPOMigrationPackage... Set-SPOMultiGeoCompanyA... Set-SPOMultiGeoExperience
Set-SPOOrgAssetsLibrary    Set-SPOOrgNewsSite         Set-SPOSite              
Set-SPOSiteDesign          Set-SPOSiteGroup           Set-SPOSiteOffice365Group
Set-SPOSiteScript          Set-SPOSiteScriptPackage   Set-SPOStorageEntity     
Set-SPOStructuralNaviga... Set-SPOStructuralNaviga... Set-SPOTenant            
Set-SPOTenantCdnEnabled    Set-SPOTenantCdnPolicy     Set-SPOTenantContentTy...
Set-SPOTenantSyncClient... Set-SPOTenantTaxonomyRe... Set-SPOUnifiedGroup      
Set-SPOUser                Set-SPOWebTheme            Start-SPOSiteContentMove 
Start-SPOSiteRename        Start-SPOUnifiedGroupMove  Start-SPOUserAndConten...
Stop-SPOSiteContentMove    Stop-SPOUserAndContentMove Submit-SPOMigrationJob   
Test-SPOSite               Unregister-SPOHubSite      Update-SPODataEncrypti...
Update-UserType            Upgrade-SPOSite            Verify-SPOTenantOrgRel...  
 

Start by looking up Connect-SPOService which is always the first step and connects you to your SharePoint Online:

 
Get-Help -Name Connect-SPOService -ShowWindow    
 

Next, test-drive the cmdlets with the Get verb; they safely provide you with tons of information but won’t change any setting or have the potential to damage anything:

 
PS> Get-Command -Verb Get -Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell | Format-Wide -Column 3


Get-SPOAppErrors            Get-SPOAppInfo              Get-SPOBrowserIdleSignOut 
Get-SPOBuiltInDesignPack... Get-SPOCrossGeoMovedUsers   Get-SPOCrossGeoMoveReport 
Get-SPOCrossGeoUsers        Get-SPODataEncryptionPolicy Get-SPODeletedSite        
Get-SPOExternalUser         Get-SPOGeoAdministrator     Get-SPOGeoMoveCrossComp...
Get-SPOGeoStorageQuota      Get-SPOHideDefaultThemes    Get-SPOHomeSite           
Get-SPOHubSite              Get-SPOKnowledgeHubSite     Get-SPOMigrationJobProg...
Get-SPOMigrationJobStatus   Get-SPOMultiGeoCompanyAl... Get-SPOMultiGeoExperience 
Get-SPOOrgAssetsLibrary     Get-SPOOrgNewsSite          Get-SPOPublicCdnOrigins   
Get-SPOSite                 Get-SPOSiteCollectionApp... Get-SPOSiteContentMoveS...
Get-SPOSiteDataEncryptio... Get-SPOSiteDesign           Get-SPOSiteDesignRights   
Get-SPOSiteDesignRun        Get-SPOSiteDesignRunStatus  Get-SPOSiteDesignTask     
Get-SPOSiteGroup            Get-SPOSiteRenameState      Get-SPOSiteScript         
Get-SPOSiteScriptFromList   Get-SPOSiteScriptFromWeb    Get-SPOSiteUserInvitations
Get-SPOStorageEntity        Get-SPOStructuralNavigat... Get-SPOStructuralNaviga...
Get-SPOTenant               Get-SPOTenantCdnEnabled     Get-SPOTenantCdnOrigins   
Get-SPOTenantCdnPolicies    Get-SPOTenantContentType... Get-SPOTenantLogEntry     
Get-SPOTenantLogLastAvai... Get-SPOTenantOrgRelation    Get-SPOTenantOrgRelatio...
Get-SPOTenantOrgRelation... Get-SPOTenantServicePrin... Get-SPOTenantServicePri...
Get-SPOTenantSyncClientR... Get-SPOTenantTaxonomyRep... Get-SPOTheme              
Get-SPOUnifiedGroup         Get-SPOUnifiedGroupMoveS... Get-SPOUser               
Get-SPOUserAndContentMov... Get-SPOUserOneDriveLocation Get-SPOWebTemplate   
 

Once you feel comfortable, you can take a look at the remaining cmdlets that support changing and administering SharePoint:

 
PS> Get-Command -Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell | Group-Object Verb -NoElement | Sort-Object Count -Desc

Count Name                     
----- ----                     
   63 Get                      
   30 Set                      
   29 Remove                   
   12 Add                      
    7 New                      
    4 Start                    
    4 Revoke                   
    3 Export                   
    3 Invoke                   
    2 Update                   
    2 Stop                     
    2 Restore                  
    2 Request                  
    2 Register                 
    2 Grant                    
    2 Enable                   
    2 ConvertTo                
    2 Approve                  
    1 Repair                   
    1 Disconnect               
    1 Disable                  
    1 Deny                     
    1 Connect                  
    1 Submit                   
    1 Test                     
    1 Unregister               
    1 Upgrade                  
    1 Verify 
 




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