If you are a Managed Service Provider (MSP) looking for a simple and efficient way to deploy Microsoft 365 for your clients, you might want to check out the Netlogic My365 Baseline Builder. This is an all-in-one form wizard that allows you to specify the required security, device management, and productivity features for your client’s Microsoft 365 tenant, and schedule a time for a My365 Specialist to complete the deployment for you. In this blog, I will explain how the Netlogic My365 Baseline Builder works and what benefits it can bring to your MSP business.
What is the Netlogic My365 Baseline Builder?
The Netlogic My365 Baseline Builder is a web-based tool that guides you through a series of questions and options to customize your client’s Microsoft 365 environment. My365 Partners can access the tool from the Netlogic My365 Support or My365 Partner Center.
The tool consists of three main sections:
Security & Compliance
This section covers features and settings that enhance the security and compliance of your client’s Microsoft 365 environment. You can choose to enable or disable the following options:
- End-user device activity auditing
- Endpoint protection (Defender for Endpoint)
- Sensitivity labels (Restrict access to sensitive files/emails)
- Email and link protection (Defender for Office 365)
- Multi-factor authentication
- Self-service password reset.
- Modern authentication
This section covers features and settings that manage and optimize your client’s devices. You can choose to enable or disable the following options:
- Keep Windows up to date.
- OneDrive auto-sync and backup
- SharePoint library(s) auto-sync
- Microsoft 365 app installation and patch management
- RMM agent deployment (Datto script or MSI)
- Set default home page (browser)
- Auto-update drivers and firmware
- Deploy custom PowerShell scripts.
- Set up Windows Get Started app.
- Configure Apple MacOS/iOS/iPadOS device enrollment.
- Configure Google Android/Samsung device enrollment.
Productivity & Collaboration
This section covers features and settings that improve the productivity and collaboration of your client’s users. You can choose to enable or disable the following options:
- Install SharePoint Viva Landing home page.
- Set up Viva Landing All-Staff team.
- Install Out of Office app.
- Install My365 Admin Center app.
- Provide MSP support info to end-users within Microsoft 365
- Remove “Add Shortcut to OneDrive” option in SharePoint libraries.
- Migrate to the new Stream.
For each feature or setting, the tool provides a brief description and a link to a detailed tutorial or documentation as well as the ability to provide any additional information My365 may need to complete the step. The tool allows you to save your progress and resume later, as well as review and edit your choices before submitting the form.
How to schedule a deployment with a My365 Specialist
After you complete the form, you can schedule a time for a My365 Specialist to complete the deployment for you. The tool will show you the available time slots for the deployment. You can choose the time slot that suits you best and confirm your booking. You will receive a confirmation email with the details of your booking and the contact information of the My365 Specialist assigned to your deployment.
The My365 Specialist will contact you before the scheduled time to verify your choices and answer any questions you might have. They will also ask you to grant them temporary access to your client’s Microsoft 365 tenant and any other resources they might need for the deployment. The My365 Specialist will then perform the deployment according to your specifications and notify you when it is done. They will also provide any recommendations for further optimization or improvement.
What are the benefits of using the Netlogic My365 Baseline Builder?
The Netlogic My365 Baseline Builder is a great tool for MSPs who want to save time and money, deliver high-quality service, and increase customer satisfaction. By using the tool, you can:
- Simplify and streamline the deployment process by using a single form wizard instead of multiple tools and portals.
- Customize and tailor the Microsoft 365 environment to your client’s specific needs and preferences.
- Leverage the expertise and experience of the My365 Specialists who can handle the deployment for you and ensure it is done correctly and securely.
- Reduce the risk of errors, issues, or conflicts that might arise from manual or inconsistent deployment methods.
- Enhance the security, performance, and usability of your client’s Microsoft 365 environment by enabling the latest and best features and settings.
- Provide your client with a modern and productive workplace that supports hybrid work, collaboration, and learning.
Table of benefits of enabling each item for an end-user
|End-user device activity auditing||Allows tracking and monitoring of user actions and behaviors on devices, which can help detect and prevent security threats, data breaches, and compliance violations|
|Endpoint protection (Defender for Endpoint)||Provides advanced protection against malware, ransomware, phishing, and other cyberattacks, as well as automated investigation and remediation capabilities|
|Sensitivity labels (Restrict access to sensitive files/emails)||Enables applying classification and protection policies to files and emails based on their content and context, such as encryption, watermarking, access restrictions, and expiration dates|
|Email and link protection (Defender for Office 365)||Helps safeguard users from malicious links and attachments in emails, as well as impersonation and spoofing attacks|
|Multi-factor authentication||Adds an extra layer of security to user sign-ins by requiring a second form of verification, such as a code, a phone call, or a biometric scan|
|Self-service password reset||Allows users to reset their passwords without contacting the IT helpdesk, which can reduce costs and improve productivity|
|Modern authentication||Uses secure protocols such as OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect to authenticate users and grant access to Microsoft 365 resources, which can improve security and user experience|
|Keep Windows up to date||Ensures that devices have the latest security patches, bug fixes, and feature updates for Windows, which can improve performance, reliability, and compatibility|
|OneDrive auto-sync and backup||Enables users to automatically sync and backup their files to OneDrive, which can provide cloud storage, access from any device, and protection from data loss|
|SharePoint library(s) auto-sync||Enables users to automatically sync and access SharePoint document libraries from their devices, which can facilitate collaboration and offline work|
|Microsoft 365 app installation and patch management||Allows IT admins to deploy and update Microsoft 365 apps to devices remotely and automatically, which can reduce manual effort and ensure consistency|
|RMM agent deployment (Datto script or MSI)||Allows IT admins to install and manage RMM agents on devices using Datto scripts or MSI files, which can enable remote monitoring, management, and support of devices|
|Set default home page (browser)||Allows IT admins to configure the default home page for the browser on devices, which can provide a consistent and convenient user experience|
|Auto-update drivers and firmware||Allows devices to automatically update their drivers and firmware, which can improve hardware functionality, compatibility, and security|
|Deploy custom PowerShell scripts||Allows IT admins to run custom PowerShell scripts on devices, which can automate tasks, configure settings, and troubleshoot issues|
|Set up Windows Get Started app||Allows IT admins to customize and deploy the Windows Get Started app on devices, which can provide users with tips, tutorials, and news about Windows features and updates|
|Configure Apple MacOS/iOS/iPadOS device enrollment||Allows IT admins to enroll and manage Apple devices using Apple Business Manager and Microsoft Intune, which can simplify device setup, deployment, and management|
|Configure Google Android/Samsung device enrollment||Allows IT admins to enroll and manage Android and Samsung devices using Android Enterprise and Microsoft Intune, which can provide a secure and flexible device management solution|
|Install SharePoint Viva Landing home page||Allows IT admins to create and deploy a SharePoint home site that serves as a landing page for the organization, which can provide users with personalized and relevant content, news, and resources|
|Set up Viva Landing All-Staff team||Allows IT admins to create and deploy a Microsoft Teams team that serves as a communication hub for the organization, which can enable users to chat, call, meet, and share information|
|Install Out of Office app||Allows users to install and use the Out of Office app in Microsoft Teams, which can help them manage their availability and notifications when they are away from work|
|Install My365 Admin Center app||Allows IT admins to install and use the My365 Admin Center app in Microsoft Teams, which can help them monitor and manage their Microsoft 365 environment from within Teams|
|Provide MSP support info to end-users within Microsoft 365||Allows IT admins to provide contact information and support resources for the MSP to the end-users within Microsoft 365, which can improve customer service and satisfaction|
|Remove “Add Shortcut to OneDrive” option in SharePoint libraries||Allows IT admins to disable the “Add Shortcut to OneDrive” option in SharePoint libraries, which can prevent users from creating duplicate copies of files and folders in their OneDrive|
|Migrate to the new Stream||Allows IT admins to migrate their video content from the classic Stream to the new Stream, which can provide better integration, storage, and sharing of videos within Microsoft 365|
How to get started with the Netlogic My365 Baseline Builder
If you are interested in using the Netlogic My365 Baseline Builder, you can get started by visiting the Netlogic My365 website to become a partner. You can also contact the Netlogic My365 team for a consultation or a demo of the tool. The Netlogic My365 team is always ready to help you with any questions or issues you might have regarding the tool or the deployment process.
The Netlogic My365 Baseline Builder is a powerful and convenient tool that can help you deploy Microsoft 365 for your clients in a fast and easy way. It can also help you grow your MSP business by offering more value and service to your clients. Try it out today and see the difference it can make for your MSP business.