How to customize Office 365 Admin Sites language


Recently I was working with a customer and wanted to display the Office 365 Security & Compliance center in french.


The account language settings were correctly configured to use french:

language settings

All Office 365 web applications like Outlook , SharePoint and even the Office 365 Admin Console were correctly displayed in french:

But the Office 365 Security & Compliance center was always displayed in English.


In this case, as this was an account synchronized from a local AD, it is possible to define the user interface language using the attributeĀ  preferredLanguage.

So I went directly to the account settings and at the Attribute Editor tab, I’ve added the value as fr-CA:

To obtain a complete list of all the available parameters, take a look at the following site: Codes for the Representation of the Names of Languages

Once done, you can either:

  • Wait for the next AAD synchronization cycle to take place or
  • Force the synchnization by connecting to your AD Connect Server and run the following command in PowerShell:

Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta

Once the synchronization takes place, try again and now the interface will correctly display in the desired language:

Remember that this change affects all the Office 365 applications.

I hope you find it helpful!

Until next time..

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