Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, DevOps, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

Data Protection for Office 365 Now Available for SharePoint Online

We’re thrilled to announce today the addition of backup and restore capabilities for SharePoint Online to Spanning Backup for Office 365. In addition to providing cloud-to-cloud data protection for Mail, Calendar, and OneDrive, we now provide backup and data restore for SharePoint document library contents in Team Sites, Group Sites, and Microsoft Teams. “SharePoint Online […]


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Embracing the Cloud and a Remote Workforce

According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting Report, remote work is the fastest-growing commute method, with more than half of the top U.S. metro areas reporting that telecommuting exceeds public transportation as the commute option of choice. And employers are embracing this trend, as the number of companies offering flexible workplace options increased 40% since […]


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The “Salesforce Selfie” Community Survey: #AwesomeAdmins Give Back

If you’re a Salesforce admin or developer, whether you’re going to Dreamforce ‘17 or not, join your friends and peers in giving back to help homeless children by taking this year’s “Salesforce Selfie” Community Survey. As Spanning has done in 2014, 2015, and 2016, we’re asking all #AwesomeAdmins and amazing Salesforce developers to complete a […]


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What We’re Reading at Spanning

2017 has already been quite a year for all of us at Spanning. From going independent (again) in April to adding more than 10 new staff members this summer, it should be no surprise that our summertime reading would reflect our changing times. Here’s what some of our team members are reading—and recommending to friends—as […]


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[Videos] How To Backup and Recover Salesforce Data

It’s only 67 days until Dreamforce ‘17, but Salesforce Admins and Developers don’t need to wait to protect their critical business data and metadata in Salesforce. In this blog, you’ll discover “how to” videos that will show you a better way to restore lost data in use cases like these. Recovering faster from a Salesforce […]


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Four Key Facts about Office 365 and Sharepoint Backup

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely adopted or are thinking about migrating to Office 365 and SharePoint Online. As organizations across the globe migrate their Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint workloads to the cloud, they’re discovering that they need to review and adapt IT processes to better align with changes in functionality, both positive and negative. […]


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Risk Mitigation Strategies for Data Protection for Office 365

IT security is top of mind for businesses and technologists alike. From global ransomware attacks to email phishing scams, it’s clear that your data is under attack. For businesses migrating primary productivity and collaboration tools to the cloud, such as Microsoft Office 365, ensuring the safety of your data is a key priority. In this […]


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At Gartner Catalyst This Week? Learn More About Data Protection with Spanning

If you’re in San Diego this week for Gartner’s Catalyst Conference, you already know that you’re in for four days of forward thinking insights from industry leaders and analysts; as well as access to information about the best technical solutions ranging from cloud technologies to data and analytics, and the Internet of Things.  As you […]


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Women in Tech, Diversity and Equality, and the Salesforce Ohana

The Salesforce developers and admins at Forcelandia’s “Women in Tech Breakfast” and at Midwest Dreamin’ are exemplars of a powerful paradigm shift in tech – an increase in inclusion and diversity that benefits technologists and their organizations. Further, the significant number of men attending the Forcelandia “Women In Tech Breakfast” (see the image below) shows […]


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Build a Security Go Bag in the Near and Long Term

Cybersecurity and ransomware are dominating the news. And while IT teams and security officers are consumed by this news, executive, compliance and legal teams are also paying attention due to the business-wide repercussions of an attack, from productivity and revenue losses to business process failures. You probably can’t help but wonder if you are prepared. […]


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