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.

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.


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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.


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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.


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New Feature for Spanning Backup for Office 365: Encryption Key Management

With self-managed encryption keys, Spanning customers now have full control over their data, allowing them to audit key usage, set key rotation policies and revoke access to data at any time — making all encrypted data unreadable.


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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.


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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.


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SharePoint Online Data Protection: Why It’s Needed Now

SharePoint admins need to understand that the same risks for data loss due to accidental or malicious deletions apply to SharePoint Online content associated in Sites, OneDrive, Groups, and Teams. The native protections Microsoft offers don’t meet the need for fast, accurate recovery in those scenarios, as you’ll learn in this blog post by Matthew McDermott, Microsoft MVP.


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Healthcare IT Continues to Struggle with Backup Strategies

Improving IT security, reducing IT costs and delivering higher service levels are among the top IT priorities for the healthcare industry, according to the Kaseya 2018 State of IT Operations survey report. Are the right measures, however, being taken by the industry to secure this data?


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Top 5 Backup Blog Posts in 2018

Every year, the Spanning team reviews which blog posts have been most well-read, so we can provide more of what you’ve found useful in the coming year. 2018 is no different — and this year, our most popular blogs have been those focused on trending security topics like GDPR and new Spanning Backup feature enhancements.


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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Q3 Updates

It’s been a busy quarter here at Spanning, and our engineers and product team have been hard at work delivering exciting updates to Spanning Backup for Office 365. Watch a short video to stay up-to-date on the new features and functionality.


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