Articles By Matt McDermott

Matt McDermott

Principal Technical Marketing Engineer

Matthew is the Office 365 technical guy on the marketing team for Spanning Cloud Apps. 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.

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.


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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.


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Site Swap: Revamping Your SharePoint Sites

SharePoint’s Site Swap command lets you easily convert a classic root site to a modern SharePoint site. Here is a walkthrough of how you can use Site Swap to get a revamped SharePoint site, as well as some backup caveats you would need to keep in mind.


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Two New Features for Spanning Backup for Office 365

Spanning is very pleased to announce two new features for Spanning Backup for Office 365 that we think will delight Spanning Admins and users: Contacts and Site Collections backup.


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Why Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Is a Must-Have in the Microsoft World and Beyond

Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) combines what the user knows (password), with what the user has (security token) and what the user is (biometric verification) to ensure user identity. Learn why this verification method is vital in today’s world.


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Forming a Backup Strategy: 4 Steps to Follow

A comprehensive backup strategy is an essential part of an organization’s cyber safety net and it’s important to have one outlined & put in place before a data loss event occurs. Follow these four steps to help you form a strategy that is right for your organization.


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6-Point Office 365 Post-Migration Checklist

Plan for your post-migration with the same enthusiasm as your Office 365 migration planning. Significantly offset the post-migration chaos by adhering to this six-point post-migration checklist.


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5 Guidelines for a Successful Office 365 Migration

When moving to the cloud, security and compliance are among the top concerns for many organizations. Following these 5 guidelines will help to ensure a smooth transition to Office 365 and establish a means for successful operation from the get-go.


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Unleashing Office 365 PowerShell for SharePoint

Office 365 PowerShell is a powerful management tool that complements and augments the Office 365 Admin center. Its wide range of features provides enhanced management of Exchange, Skype for Business, and SharePoint Online. Here we examine one of the numerous advantages for SharePoint: site templates and provisioning.


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The Comprehensive SaaS Backup Checklist

A SaaS Backup & Restore solution is a crucial data protection need if your organization is operating in the cloud. In order to choose the solution that’s right for you, it’s important to understand the essential aspects of cloud data protection and why you should consider each of them when weighing your options.


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