Administrating multiple Office 365 environments - Best Practice

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I have just started to administrate my second Office 365 Tenent in addition to my own business. I have being strugling to deal with the login and authentication requirements because I keep finding I go from Logged into sharePoint on one ID to logged into the admin pannel as the other user ID. 

 

Currently I use FireFox for one, and IE11 for another but this does not guarentee the correct login, and of course only IE11 allows advanced functions in some parts of SharePoint.

 

I often find my first login fails and I have to go back to login again. At the moment one has a custome domain assigned, the other only a subdomain at onmicrosoft.com.

 

I am sure there are people who have had to deal with this so I humbly ask the community what strategies to employ.

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If you are a Microsoft partner you can ask them to add you as advisor partner. Then you can help them using your own Login info!

 

you can find more info here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Partners-Offer-delegated-administration-26530dc0-ebba-415b-...

kr,

Paul

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Differnet browsers, private sessions, even running them on different machines as switching tenants seems to leave some artifacts (often experienced with the Partner admin portal).

 

For PowerShell, I've cooked a small script that brings up a UI dialog allowing me to choose a predefined credentials, or enter new ones if needed. Again it's best to use separate environments, I've personally wiped all users in the wrong tenant once or twice by mistake :)

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Is there a quick and simple way to become a partner to achieve this? I became a Microsoft Partner Network Member recently is this enough?
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I note "Note:  This feature is available only to Microsoft Cloud Partners who are certified to offer delegated administration" so now I need to look for that and see if the requirments are time consuming or onerouse.

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For me Chrome profiles with different pictures and different links in task bar do the job

I now understand that that as a Microsoft Partner, even entry level, I can become the Partner of Record, I believe once this is done I can request to become a deligated admin which I believe will use my Mocrosoft live ID to login. DO this for the second Office 365 Tenent an I can login to both with the same ID.

 

I will surly come to discover if this helps with these login problems.

 

I have taken on what you all have advised thanks

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