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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


The Why, What and How of Migrating from G Suite to Office 365

If your organization is contemplating a migration from G Suite to Office 365, it’s best to first consider three questions: Why migrate?… What is the current data landscape?… and how should you proceed with the migration? Answering these questions and understanding how Spanning can help will make your migration seamless and pain free.


What Good is a Backup if You Can’t Restore?

There are no two ways about it, data loss is devastating for any organization. Data loss results in lost customers, lost revenue and damaged reputation. It can happen to anyone, so make sure you’ve got a backup and restore solution that has you covered.


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.


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.


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.


6 Tips for Success When Changing Tech Roles

If you (or someone you know) is thinking of making a major tech career pivot, Matthew McDermott’s story might help. After 20 years of working in Austin as a consultant, starting with web technology then landing on SharePoint and Office 365, he made a pivot recently to work for Spanning Cloud Apps in Austin, Texas. Read his latest blog post for his personal advice on starting a new job.