This article describes how SysKit Point enables you to track Microsoft Teams activity in your tenant.
Enable Microsoft Teams Activity Tracking
SysKit Point gives you the possibility to discover which of your Microsoft Teams are not being actively used. To collect necessary data, first, SysKit Point Admin has to send a request to access Protected APIs in Microsoft Teams. Protected APIs make it possible for SysKit Point to detect inactive Microsoft Teams based on the date of the last message.
SysKit Point does not read or store Microsoft Teams' chat messages while collecting activity data. Only the date and time data is collected and stored in the SysKit Point database.
To learn more about Protected APIs in Microsoft Teams, read the following article.
Sending the Access Request Form
After you log in to SysKit Point with a SysKit Point Admin account, you’ll receive a message on the bottom of the Home screen, notifying you about the newly available feature.
Click the Configure Now link to proceed with the initial configuration.
The Settings > Governance > Lifecycle Management settings page opens. Here, you can find the current Status (1) information, the Show Information button (2) which will give you all data to successfully fill the Microsoft Access Request form, and the Fill Microsoft Request button (3) that opens the before mentioned Microsoft Access Request form.
In case the Access Request was not yet approved, the following status is displayed:
Approval From Microsoft Needed
The status will not change after you fill in the Access request form; it will change automatically after the Access Request is approved.
Click the Show Information button. A dialog is displayed, giving you all the information needed to fill out the Access Request form.
- Click the Fill Microsoft Request button (1); this will open the Request Access form in a new tab (3).
- Return to SysKit Point for information needed to fill out the form.
- Click the Copy link (2) available next to each value.
- Paste it in the corresponding text field within the Access Request form (4).
- Once you fill the Access Request form, click the Submit button (5) to send.
It may take up to 10 days for Microsoft to review your request.
Getting Access to Protected APIs
Once the access to Microsoft Teams protected APIs has been approved, you will receive an email.
From now onward, when SysKit Point collects activity data, Microsoft Teams activity data will also be collected. This happens every day after working hours, in order to reduce the load on your Microsoft 365 environment. You will also notice that the Detect inactive Teams message is no longer visible after you log in to SysKit Point with a SysKit Point Admin account. On the Settings > Governance > Lifecycle Management screen, the Microsoft Teams status is now set to Detecting Activity.
To learn where to find activity information in SysKit Point, continue to the Identify Inactive Content article.
To learn more about protected APIs in Microsoft Teams, click here.