All content and resources in your Office 365 Environment have a certain lifecycle, be it the creation of the new resource, that resource being used for collaboration, file sharing, chat, or when a product is retired and when the previously used resource becomes stale, inactive and no longer needed.
That last moment is where SysKit Point Lifecycle Management comes to shine. It empowers your Site Owners to choose whether they want to Keep, Delete, or Archive their inactive resources.
The lifecycle management in SysKit Point can be viewed from two different roles:
SysKit Point Admin user, as described in this article
SysKit Point Collaborator user
When working with lifecycle management, SysKit Point Admin users can:
define lifecycle management settings
decide which resources are going to be monitored
monitor the progress of lifecycle management tasks
receive a weekly e-mail that summarizes inactive content on their environment
resolve the overdue tasks from Site Owners
On the other hand, SysKit Point Collaborators can perform lifecycle management actions on resources where they are an owner or admin.
Here, we will describe how a SysKit Point Admin can monitor the progress of ongoing lifecycle management tasks.
Let’s say that lifecycle management automation was enabled for your Office 365 environment in SysKit Point, every Site Owner received their e-mails and are taking care of their inactive resources. A week has passed and the SysKit Point Admin receives a Weekly summary of inactive content via e-mail with the following information:
newly detected inactive resources (1)
resources that require the SysKit Point Admins attention (resources still awaiting a response or ones that might be without owners) (2)
Click the Discover More if you wish to see which new resources are now inactive. When logged in to SysKit Point, this link opens the Lifecycle Management Overview screen.
Clicking on Resolve now opens the lifecycle management Awaiting Response report where you can select the problematic resource (1) and decide which action you are going to take with it. (2)
To track the progress of the ongoing Lifecycle Management, SysKit Point Admins can use the Governance screen. To access it, click the Governance tile on the Home screen.
You will be redirected to the Governance screen. Under the lifecycle management tab, click the Overview (1). A Lifecycle Management Overview screen appears where you can check:
Resources that require your attention (orphaned resources)(2)
See all inactive resources in your environment(3)
Check out the graphic overview of the owners response rate to their lifecycle management tasks(4)
Graphic overview of actions performed by owners(5)
Check the history of lifecycle management tasks(6)
Manage Lifecycle Management settings for your environment in SysKit Point(7)
Change the time frame filter for lifecycle management(8)
When you click to resolve resources that require your attention, you will be redirected to the Awaiting Response report where you will find all the resources that require some sort of action. Resources that you find there can be Orphaned resources or resources that have Overdue tasks.
On the said screen you can choose the resource and perform some actions, be it lifecycle management actions (keep, archive, delete) or you can change the owner/admin of the resource.
When you click the View All inactive resources, SysKit Point generates an Inactive Content report showing you all the resources in your environment which are inactive, regardless of them being monitored or not by Lifecycle Management.
On the said report you get an option to Keep, Archive or Delete any resource there.
If you click the View History, SysKit Point redirects you to the Lifecycle Management History report, where you can see all the lifecycle management tasks that were performed in your environment, you can also:
Filter the report by clicking on the action tiles(1)
See the status of a resource and who performed an action on it(2)
Read the comment of a user who performed said action on the resource(3)
You can also perform the Restore action on resources that were deleted (if they haven’t been permanently deleted) or archived.