Navigating M365 Admin Portals in Style
Speed up your navigation and quit getting lost following breadcrumbs
This is really cool tool, but admittedly has a very niche audience: Microsoft 365 administrators.
The problem: trying to navigate to all the damn M365 admin portals.
In my day to day work, I’m big on improving daily work and finding micro-efficiencies that help me cut out the number of steps it takes to do something. Instead of navigating all the M365 Admin portals, I now use the cmd.ms shortcuts to quickly and easily navigate M365. Do I need to go to the Exchange Admin center? exchange.cmd.ms. M365 Admin? admin.cmd.ms. Azure? Yup… azure.cmd.ms.
There are tons of shortcuts set up, but keeping track is super intuitive… take a 1-word guess at what your target admin portal is called and it’s probably the right one. Endpoint, Defender, Teams, OneDrive, etc.
You can still get more specific and granular, too.
Want to jump straight to Azure AD Sign in logs? adsign.cmd.ms
Email explorer? Deexplorer.cmd.ms
Security Incidents? Deincidents.cmd.ms
License management? adlicense.cmd.ms
One of the best parts is that once your browser’s autofill starts to remember where you’re going, things can really speed up. I spend a lot of time in Exchange, so typing ex and hitting enter now takes me right to the EAC. In this spirit, there is also a Chrome/Edge/Firefox extension for cmd.ms that will let you type c + TAB and type in the shortcut to go straight to the M365 destination of your choice. For me, my browser’s regular autocomplete works faster with my muscle memory than the Edge extension, but to each their own.
Cmd.ms is a project from Microsoft Azure AD Sr Product Manager Fernando Merill. It’s worth giving him a follow and checking out his projects at merill.net - lots of good stuff!
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