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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.

Dreamforce: A People Conference Disguised as a Tech Conference

Dreamforce ‘18 is a wrap. Our friends in the Salesforce Ohana have unpacked their Astro and Appy plushies, and are digging through piles of emails after what was an amazing week. Read Salesforce MVPLori Witzel’s take on Dreamforce ’18 tied to the Salesforce values of Trust, Customer Success, Innovation and Equality that centers on people.


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Must-Attend MSIgnite 2018: The Intelligent Cloud Leads the Pack

Now in its 24th year, Microsoft Ignite is moving beyond its format of feature deep-dives and MVP meet-ups to introducing cutting-edge, emerging technologies. With more than 700 deep-dive sessions and 100 expert-led and self-paced workshops, it will keep you on your toes. What are our picks of the sessions we will be attending? It’s a tough call, but here’s a countdown of our Top 4 #MSIgnite sessions for 2018.


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That’s a Wrap: Spanning’s Summer 2018

In Austin, where Spanning has its headquarters, schools are now open and public pools have closed. As the season changes (well, one can hope here in Texas), and we move into September, there’s a renewed focus across our teams on business goals and data protection. Before we say farewell completely to this summer of many firsts, we invite you to take a quick look back at Spanning’s summertime activities and achievements.


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Your Quick Guide to Navigating Google’s Biggest Conference

Next week, Google hosts NEXT ‘18. Designed with inspiration from the iconic World’s Fair, it’s an exhibition like no other. Plan for entertainment, come for the innovation, stay for the education, and leave with inspiration. Read this update to prepare you for one of the most thrilling weeks of your life.


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How the Trailblazer Community Survey Helped the #SalesforceOhana at Snowforce

Snowforce 2018 was a fantastic Community event - more than 400 people registered to attend 30+ sessions across 6 tracks in Salt Lake City, making for a huge #SalesforceOhana presence at the foot of the Wasatch mountains. I was fortunate enough to present at Snowforce on how beginning admins can use the Trailblazer Community Survey [...]

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Dishing Deep in Chicago on Salesforce Data and Metadata Backup and Restore

Late January, more than 40 Salesforce admins and developers gathered in downtown Chicago for Salesforce Circles of Success, and to learn about a better way to protect their Salesforce data and metadata. In this blog, you’ll hear what was dished up by participants at the Chicago Salesforce User Group meeting on real-life data loss stories. [...]

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Going to #Dreamforce17? 5 Tips to Build a Backup Plan for Must-See Sessions

If you’re going to Dreamforce next week, you’ve read a lot about “must-see sessions” — and you may know how hard it is to get into every session you want to attend. Since Spanning is all about a better way to backup and recover critical Salesforce data and metadata, we thought we’d share 5 tips [...]

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5 “Can’t Miss” Office 365 Data Protection Sessions at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite 2017 kicks off today in Orlando, Florida. It’s expected that more than 26,000 IT professionals, developers, technologists, vendors and Microsoft customers will be in attendance. With five days chock full of sessions, hands-on labs and interactive panels, the entire experience can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’d like to share our five [...]

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At Gartner Catalyst This Week? Learn More About Data Protection with Spanning

If you’re in San Diego this week for Gartner’s Catalyst Conference, you already know that you’re in for four days of forward thinking insights from industry leaders and analysts; as well as access to information about the best technical solutions ranging from cloud technologies to data and analytics, and the Internet of Things.  As you […]


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Women in Tech, Diversity and Equality, and the Salesforce Ohana

The Salesforce developers and admins at Forcelandia’s “Women in Tech Breakfast” and at Midwest Dreamin’ are exemplars of a powerful paradigm shift in tech - an increase in inclusion and diversity that benefits technologists and their organizations. Further, the significant number of men attending the Forcelandia “Women In Tech Breakfast” (see the image below) shows [...]

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