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September 7, 2023

This article lists improvements and bug fixes in the Syskit Point Cloud version 2023.4.0.20

About Syskit Point Cloud

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  • Already using Syskit Point Cloud? Syskit Point Cloud is automatically upgraded to the latest version when available. The automatic update occurs outside working hours to ensure minimal interference with your day-to-day business.

Features

Security & Compliance Dashboard and Reports

Security & compliance dashboard and reports are available! Visible from your new home screen, the dashboard pinpoints the most important vulnerabilities and misalignments with Microsoft 365 best practices. These checks will keep you aware and help you react promptly to maintain a secure and controlled environment. You will receive an overview of all checks, along with severity, the number of detected vulnerabilities, and the option to drill down for more details to decide if you want to take action to resolve a specific issue.
  • If you are a Syskit Point Admin, read the Security & compliance checks article to learn how to:
    • Access and use the new dashboard
    • Monitor and resolve detected vulnerabilities
    • Perform additional automation actions - use the Ask Owners option to include them in the vulnerabilities cleanup process, or Send Reminder to users that already received tasks to resolve vulnerabilities.
  • If you are a workspace owner, you will continue to receive tasks for workspaces with automated policies applied as configured by Syskit Point Admin. Use this link to learn how to resolve governance tasks in Syskit Point.
The Security & compliance dashboard is available to Syskit Point administrators only.
With the new dashboard, important policy changes were introduced.
Governance policies now have 2 modes of operation:
  • Detection
    • Syskit Point detects a vulnerability on a workspace based on an applied policy.
    • Vulnerabilities are displayed on the new Security & compliance dashboard.
    • Syskit Point does not create tasks or send any emails to workspace owners in case policies are configured to perform detection only; think of this mode as an assistant for Syskit Point admins, reminding them there are potential issues in their Microsoft 365 environment every time they open Syskit Point.
    • For new users that acquire Syskit Point, default policies are created - Minimum 2 Owners (Default Policy), Maximum 5 Owners (Default Policy), and Orphaned Workspaces (Default Policy) - and applied to all your workspace via a default rule; these policies serve to give you an overview of workspaces that are potentially not configured according to best practices; no need to worry, though - default policies are configured as detection-only policies, meaning that Syskit Point will not create tasks or send emails.
    • Existing customers can also expect to get the 3 new default policies with detection only; if you already applied Policies to your workspaces in the previous version, the default rule is configured to have the lowest priority, meaning the previously applied policies will still have precedence, and you should experience no changes.
    • 2 new detection-only policies were added - Blocked Users with Assigned Licenses (Tenant-Wide) and Orphaned Users (Tenant-Wide); stay tuned for automation options for these policies in upcoming releases!
  • Task Delegation
    • Can be enabled in policy settings for the following policies: Inactive Guest Users (Tenant-Wide), Maximum Number of Owners, Minimum Number of Owners, and Orphaned Workspaces.
    • When task delegation is enabled, Syskit Point creates tasks and sends emails to users as defined in policy settings.
    • Access Requests and Access Review policies don't represent vulnerabilities and will not appear on the Security & compliance dashboard; think of them as automation-only policies.
    • Existing customers can expect the task delegation option for the default policies to be turned off and for policies previously configured by Syskit Point admins to stay the same. It is advised for the Syskit Point Admins to check policy settings and enable task delegation where needed.
Guest Users Expiration (Tenant-Wide) policy is deprecated. The deprecated policy has offered to enable the detection of inactive guest users or a periodic review of guest users from the same policy setting. To enable both the detection of inactive guest users and a periodic guest users review, the old policy needs to be split into 2 new policies.
  • Inactive Guest Users (Tenant-Wide) policy enables detection of guest users that are inactive longer than defined in the policy settings. It also provides you with the option to enable automation, meaning that Syskit Point will create tasks and send emails to users defined in the policy settings.
  • Guest Users Review policy will be added in an upcoming release.
A couple of things changed names.
  • Automated Workflows were renamed to Policies.
  • Orphaned Resources policy was renamed to Orphaned Workspaces.
  • You will see the change in multiple screens - settings, governance screens, etc.

New Look and Homepage Experience

Syskit Point 2023.4 brings a new look and feel and a revamped homepage experience! We're excited to introduce the new look and feel of Syskit Point following our company rebranding. With improved platform capabilities and a redefined product vision as the central hub for administration, security, and compliance, we are thrilled to unveil the new homepage experience. This revamped interface features a left-hand menu and a centralized dashboard, offering a comprehensive overview of your Microsoft 365. Easily navigate and delve into specifics as needed.
New Home Page Experience

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Group Access report was optimized. It now better handles special groups - Everyone and Everyone except external users - and thus loads the selection step faster.
  • Improved the sensitivity label dropdown used when creating a provisioning template. In some cases, the dropdown would show the sensitivity label GUID instead of a friendly name. Instead of the name property, Syskit Point now shows the display name.
  • Fixed an issue where owners would get an empty screen with infinite loading animation instead of an appropriate message in case they opened a link to a workspace to which they don't have access. Now, the Access Denied message is displayed.
  • Fixed a bug where changing Audit Log settings and activities to collect was not applied instantly but only after app services restarted.
  • Various improvements and minor fixes are available.