I decided to write a quick blogpost from the top of my head about all the different portals that you end up using when you use Microsoft Cloud services. The number of portals is overwhelming for new users to the Cloud and I could not find a single place where all the portals are listed. This list is probably not a complete list, but I will add more when I remember them. The list should at least be the most common ones. So here goes:
Office 365 portal
This portal is supposed to be a one stop shop for all the Office 365 features. This portal is primarily used for accessing and administrating Office 365 features. Features like Exchange, Sharepoint, OneDrive for business, Skype for business, Yammer, PowerBI. The admin can logon to this portal and use the admin module to administrate stuff, and the end user can use this portal to gain access to his mailbox for instance.
The portal page is https://Portal.office.com
The Office 365 portal also links to the other portals when you access certain features.
Exchange admin center portal
This portal is used to administrate everything related to Exchange (Mail,Calendar,Contacts,Resources,Mail flow, Spam filter, mail groups, ++).
This is a pure admin portal and not something the user needs to know about.
The portal page is https://outlook.office365.com/ecp/
Skype for business admin center portal
This portal is used for everything related to Skype for business.
The portal page is https://admin2a.online.lync.com/lscp/
Sharepoint admin center portal
This portal is used to administrate and customize everything related to Sharepoint.
The portal page is https://XXXXXXX-admin.sharepoint.com (change xxxxxx with your tenant)
Windows Intune portal
This portal is for Windows Intune administration.
The portal page is https://manage.microsoft.com/
The place to go when you need to do something with the Yammer application.
The portal page is https://www.yammer.com/xxxxxx.onmicrosoft.com/ (change xxxxxx with your tenant, or if you have a verified domain you use that instead)
Azure administration portals
These portals are for everything related to Azure. There are two different portals for Azure.
RMS Document Tracking portal
This portal is used for tracking your documents if they are enabled with RMS protection.
Portal page is https://portal.azurerms.com
This portal is for the end user. Here the user can manage groups and memberships, launch SaaS apps, register for MFA and Password reset.
Portal page is https://myapps.microsoft.com