Spanning Blog

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

How to Build a Microsoft Flow Custom Connector to Spanning API

Spanning’s Matt McDermott details how customers can use a Microsoft Flow feature called Custom Connectors to craft their own solutions with REST API endpoints like the Spanning Backup for Office 365 API.


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Gmail Recovery Made Easy: Get Lost Gmail Back in Just a Few Clicks

As a G Suite admin, you’re likely familiar with panic-struck end users asking you to restore Gmail messages that are lost. Here are some common Gmail data loss scenarios, with steps to use Spanning Backup to restore email messages in a couple of clicks. Restoring Lost Email Consider two examples for end user Gmail data [...]

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7 Tips for a Successful Office 365 Adoption

While moving to O365 brings a host of exciting features and capabilities, rushing into it can lead to a tedious migration and impact the ROI of the solution. Moving to O365 should be viewed from the long-term lens of adoption, rather than a one-time migration, to realize the benefits of its numerous solutions/tools. In this blog we list key pointers for a smooth transition, along with post-migration tips.


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New Restore UI: Spanning Backup for Salesforce

In the latest release of Spanning Backup for Salesforce, we’ve focused on usability enhancements for easier recovery. The Restore UI has been improved on with the features for easier point-in-time and granular restores.


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G Suite Account Recovery: Get Your Data Back the Way it Was in Just a Few Clicks

What if you want your Google account up and running online again, just as it was before the account was lost or deleted? In this case, you’ll want to fully restore the data from the deleted account to an active account, and you’ll need Spanning’s help to do this.

Spanning Backup makes this type of Google account recovery simple. As always, you can complete your backup and recovery goals in just a matter of clicks:


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Spanning’s Backup for G Suite Solution Gives Hamline University Confidence in the Cloud

Hamline University found not only a solid backup and recovery solution in Spanning, but also a trusted partner they can count on no matter what the future of the cloud and education bring. Read their story to learn more about how Spanning Backup helps educational institutions take on cloud applications with confidence.


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New Feature for Spanning Backup for Office 365: Encryption Key Management

With self-managed encryption keys, Spanning customers now have full control over their data, allowing them to audit key usage, set key rotation policies and revoke access to data at any time — making all encrypted data unreadable.


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Key Development Skills for IT Pros

Matthew McDermott joins Jeremy Thake in the Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast to talk about the IT Pro journey and how they can learn a lot from developers on working smarter with tools they have used for years.


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5 Gift Ideas for the Technologist in Your Life

Skip the guides for dog-lovers and coffee-drinkers. This Valentine’s Day we are celebrating the sometimes hard-to-shop-for technologist. Read this blog for a few gift ideas from the Spanning Backup team ranging from stickers to books and fun apps.


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[Infographic] Employees are Cyber Secure in Theory, But Not in Practice

Cybersecurity is a top priority for organizations. All it takes to infect a network or steal valuable data, is one wrong click by an employee. While employees seem to have good knowledge of basic cybersecurity practices, there are considerable security blind spots which leave the employee and organization vulnerable to breaches. Spanning helps to identify red flags and vulnerabilities in security awareness training for employees.


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