This article shows an overview of steps to take when deploying SysKit Point.
SysKit Point is an Azure App application deployed in an Azure subscription. After the deployment, the key components shown in the architecture diagram below will be created and ready to run SysKit Point.
These are the 3 most important steps to get you started with SysKit Point:
- Deploy SysKit Point to an empty Azure resource group
- Ask your Azure team to create a dedicated Azure resource group and deploy SysKit Point from the Azure Marketplace
- When deploying, make sure to configure Azure resources following the minimum requirements
- After the deployment, you will be able to access the SysKit Point web application by opening the defined URL
- Activate SysKit Point
- Connect to Your Microsoft 365 Tenant
- You will be asked to create an App registration in your Azure Active Directory
- A Global Administrator will be asked to sign in and provide application consent during the setup; Please note: the Global admin account is only necessary during the initial configuration; later, the application can be used with other non-privileged accounts
If you run into any issues when preparing your environment, please contact us.
First steps with SysKit Point
By now, your SysKit Point is up and running. You can sign in to the SysKit Point web application, and it will continuously collect data from Microsoft 365. There are a few important considerations to make to complete the setup and secure your Point web application:
- Request access to Protected APIs in Microsoft Teams - Point needs additional approval from Microsoft in order to be able to detect inactive Teams
- Manage who can access Point - by default only Global Administrators and SharePoint admins have the rights to log in to the Point web application
- Setup data retention for Audit logs - depending on your company policy, set the data retention policy for stored Microsoft 365 audit logs