Articles By Matt McDermott

Matt McDermott

Director of Product Management, Spanning Backup for Office 365

Matthew is the Director of Product Management for Spanning Backup for Office 365. A 13-time Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP, he spends his professional time working to build best of breed solutions for Office 365 and Azure. Matthew is a speaker, content author, blogger, and specialist in SharePoint, Office 365, and Azure technologies. An accomplished photographer, cook, and bartender, in his spare time Matt spends as much time with his wife as his dog will allow.

Microsoft 365 Security: Features, Best Practices, and the Need for SaaS Backup

Take a deep dive on Microsoft 365 security features, best practices, and the remaining need for SaaS backup to ensure ultimate data protection.


Spanning Release Notes: Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365 Extends Global Data Protection to Canada

Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365 has launched a data center in Canada to help Canadian organizations maintain compliance & data sovereignty.


SharePoint Online: Everything You Should Know

SharePoint Online is a powerful web-based application used for collaboration and information exchange across an organization. Learn all you need to know.


Spanning Release Notes: Office 365 Backup MSP Edition

Spanning Office 365 Backup MSP Edition offers comprehensive protection against Office 365 data loss, ensuring seamless business continuity.


Protect Your Office 365 Data Against Consent Phishing

Protect your office 365 data from consent phishing. Use solutions like Spanning that are Azure Verified Publishers to ensure your data is protected.


Spanning Release Notes: Error Only Email — Spanning Backup for Office 365

Error Only Email — the newest feature in Spanning Backup for Office 365 — is now live. See how it can help customers by enabling external workflows for systems like BMS, ConnectWise and Microsoft Power Automate.


Spanning Backup for Office 365 PowerShell Module Update

Spanning is pleased to bring you a few updates to our popular PowerShell. This release,, adds a Connection parameter that makes automation with Azure Automation Runbooks easier and more secure. In addition, we added a page size parameter to the User request to make it easier to fetch batches of users in fewer requests.


Spanning Release Notes: Office 365 Backup with Integrated Dark Web Monitoring

Keep your Office 365 credentials and data secured with the new Spanning Office 365 Backup feature — Dark Web monitoring.


Why Granular SharePoint Backup and Recovery is Important

Selective, granular SharePoint backup and recovery can help organizations to meet security standards, comply with industry regulations, and reduce liabilities. Learn why a blanket backup solution is not always the best option.


5 Steps to Securing Your Office 365 Migration

Phenomenal security and compliance attributes are amongst the many advantages of migrating from on-premises to Office 365. Here are 5 steps to harnessing them.