SysKit Security Manager 7 Brings Office 365 Audit

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes is something we like to hear in a song, and we do not like to see in our Office 365 tenant. Well, no worries, no more unwanted changes, with the new version 7 of SysKit Security Manager.  

Dear reader, this is the functionality of our former product, SysKit Security Manager. Check out our new cloud-based Microsoft 365 governance solution, SysKit Point, to monitor user activity, manage permissions, make reports, and govern your users and resources.

Many of our users have been telling us that they would like to have a better insight into actions across the Office 365 environment. Today, we have good news – we have added the Office 365 audit feature!  The audit option enables you to see exactly who has done what and where. There are some other cool new features, so let’s dig into them! 

Powerful Office 365 Auditing  

With our new Office 365 audit you can search, filter and export all user and admin actions across SharePoint sites, Office 365 Groups, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams! There are no more surprises, as you can see who has done which action. 

With such a deep insight into everything that’s going on, it is easier than ever to comply with company policies or government regulations like HIPAA or GDPR. Moreover, you can easily control malicious behavior and stop any possible security breach! 

Unlike the out-of-the-box Office 365 audit logs, SysKit Security Manager stores your logs longer than 90 days. So, if you wish to check some suspicious actions from 4 months ago, you can easily do it!  

Office365 auditing report

Contextual Office 365 Auditing 

One of the biggest improvements SysKit Security Manager has introduced in the Office 365 auditing, is the way we display the audit logs. You can check actions in the context of each workload separately. So, if you’re interested just in Groups or Teams, you don’t need to browse through all audit logs in a tenant. Furthermore, you can use our powerful search and filtering options to save your precious time. 

Audit Microsoft Teams 

With our contextual audit functionality, if you want to know who deleted a Team, added a new member or changed a messaging policy – you don’t need to scroll through all the logs. Hit the audit tab in the Teams explorer and find the events you are looking for much faster! You can also check the actions for a specific team. You can go as deep as finding all the files added, deleted, or edited in a certain time period.  

Audit Microsoft Teams

Audit OneDrive for Business 

One of the biggest pain points Office 365 admins are facing is OneDrive activity. OneDrive activity is a mystery to admins, as it happens in a private account. But, more often than not, people use OneDrive for collaboration with their colleagues instead of using Team Sites. They save company related files there and share them with other users, sometimes even people outside the company. Admins must be able to track and control those activities. 

That’s where SysKit Security Manager can help you. With the audit option you can see all activities for all OneDrive accounts, or activities for a specific account. Let’s say that you need to check if your financial manager Mark is sharing sensitive Paycheck files with people outside the company. You can easily do so by hitting the audit tab in the OneDrive explorer.  

Audit OneDrive for Business

Multi-Select and Bulk Management  

With our new multi-select and improved bulk management options you can do any management change in no time!  

You can select multiple users, Teams, or OneDrive accounts and manage them as you wish. Copy, transfer, delete or grant permissions; delete or remove Teams, OneDrive accounts and Groups in bulk. If you copy permissions from one user to another, the change will affect the entire site collection as opposed to a single object which was the case in previous versions!  

You can also manage security much faster than ever before! For example, you can move multiple users with direct permission to SharePoint groups and restore multiple broken permissions. 

Manage Office365 permissions in bulk

User Explorer – Audit & Manage Users 

Imagine: all user permissions and membership information in one place. You can stop imagining, because we made it possible! Check all Office 365 permissions and memberships for a single user across Office 365 – Sites, Teams and Groups.  

You can granulate the scope of your data by choosing between the single and all users option.  Whether you want to check permissions, audit actions or manage access – you can do it from the user explorer. You can copy user permissions for the entire site collection and make user onboarding easy as pie. The process goes the other way around, so you can also remove all the permissions from a user when they are leaving the company.

Explore Office365 permissions and memberships

Stay on Top of all Activities with Our Office 365 Audit Reporting

Try SysKit Security Manager with a 30-day free trial or upgrade to the latest version if you’re already a user. If you have any comments or suggestions, tell us in the comments or contact our support To learn more about SharePoint audit, read our extensive guide on SharePoint auditing

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