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 Set Up Gmail in Microsoft Outlook

Learn how to add a Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook. Manage multiple Gmail accounts from one place and check your emails even in offline mode.


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Your Guide to Exchange Online

Learn about the various Exchange Online offerings, how it fits into the Microsoft Office 365 plan, and how Spanning can help you protect it.


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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.


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Google Backup and Sync: Is It Really Backup?

The Google Backup and Sync app (for personal use and Drive File Stream for businesses) is the replacement for Google Drive and Photos desktop apps for Windows PCs and Macs. Learn how to use it and if it’s really a viable “backup” option.


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Outlook vs. Gmail: Comparing Apples to Oranges

What if we told you that comparing Microsoft Outlook with Gmail is like comparing apples with oranges? Find out why comparing these two email systems is an exercise in futility.


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OneDrive vs. Google Drive: Which Cloud Storage is Better?

Learn the pros, cons and differences between Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive to help you pick the right cloud storage option.


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Google Takeout: Is It a Good Backup Option?

Google Takeout is a data retrieval platform that allows users to import and export data from a number of Google products. Learn more about Google Takeout’s capabilities and viability as a backup option.


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G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook: When Foes Become Friends

Want to use Outlook and G Suite at the same time? G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GSSMO) makes that possible. Learn about GSSMO set up, requirements, benefits, downsides and more.


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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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Migrating from Office 365 to G Suite: Tips to Remember

Migrating from one platform to another, particularly one that forms the bedrock of an organization, can be extremely stressful and sub-optimal if not carefully charted. Here are some pointers to lay the groundwork for one such transformational change: migrating from Office 365 to G Suite.


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