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SkyGraph is a context modeler used to simplify SharePoint configuration and deployment.

SkyGraph uses drag and drop gestures for easy object selection. A canvas displays selected objects in a context diagram. SharePoint configuration requires navigation across many pages making the process laborious especially when the site requirements are extensive. SkyGraph cuts configuration time by 75%. SkyGraph is a one of a kind patented application whose functionality is unmatched and cannot be duplicated.

Key SkyGraph Features:

 *Easy to use Graphical User Interface (GUI)

 *Drag and drop functionality

 *Design your SharePoint environment as you go

 *Set permissions on the fly

 *Fully customize your SharePoint sites

 *Ready to use toolbox for lists, libraries, content types, and web parts

 *Create multiple projects in a single SkyGraph environment

 *Move nodes around without any coding

 *Validate your design before publishing

 *Reuse and deploy SkyGraph project(s) on other SharePoint servers within the farm

 *Reduce complexity in SharePoint site deployment

 *Rapid deployment of SharePoint sites

The SkyGraph canvas allows for building a SharePoint site in a graphical manner, that is, a user can simply drag and drop SharePoint objects on to the canvas, configure properties and publish. Multiple projects can be created and saved that are easily editable anytime.

SharePoint is a dynamic platform, and requires updates or changes within the enterprise that can have some challenging pressures including increase in costs. This is where SkyGraph comes to the rescue and its tight integration with SharePoint make it a robust solution, allowing for greater operational efficiency.

This SharePoint add-in works in conjunction with another add-in, which is only available from the provider. This requires installation on your environment outside of the Microsoft Office Store processes due the level of required permissions. A tenant administrator will need to deploy this specific add-in to the tenant manually, so that it can be installed to your environment. When apps are installed outside of the Microsoft Office Store, they may bypass any, and all, safety and security checks provided by Microsoft.

If you have not done so already, it is recommended that you establish contact with the provider before proceeding with installation. Consider trying this add-in on a separate SharePoint Tenancy before installing it on your primary SharePoint site(s).

Permissions Needed:

1. ASP.NET MVC based UI application can work fine with the least permissions granted from the SkyGraph Add-in. Because it is only responsible for allowing the user to design the site hierarchy and store in database.

2. Web Job requires higher permissions because it is responsible for creating the SharePoint site structure. It requires Full Control permission over tenant scope in order to create new site collections or update properties of existing site collection. These permissions cannot be acquired from the add-in that is installed from Office Store. That is why we follow the 2 package approach as recommended by Microsoft in the article below:

https://dev.office.com/blogs/combining-store-add-ins-with-high-trust-permissions

In our UI application, we encourage the user to download and install the high trust package in order for the publish work properly.

Our UI application uses the permissions granted from the Office Store Add-in and Web Job will run using permissions granted from privately deployed high trust Add-in.

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