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.

Making Your Experience with Spanning Backup for Office 365 Even Easier

Now that we’re past Mardi Gras, those of us who grew up in the Deep South know that it’s time to start getting ready for the growing season by preparing our gardens, doing some spring cleaning, and generally getting everything ready so we can enjoy warm sunny days that will be here quickly.


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Think Twice About Using Litigation Hold to Protect Your Data in Office 365

The migration is happening now! People are determining which workloads they can send to the cloud, and many are choosing to migrate their Microsoft Office productivity tools to Office 365.


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5 Key Differences in Email Backup and Retention between Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365

As organizations make the move to the cloud, they inevitably find themselves comparing Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 in terms of price, functionality, security, and storage capacity. One important component here – and one that varies quite a bit between the two offerings – is the native backup, retention, and data protection policies included with the SaaS services.


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Your Smartest New Year’s Resolution Yet: Transform Your Business with Office 365

Smart businesses are always looking for new ways to increase productivity and innovation while reducing costs. Business transformation is now accepted as necessary not just to thrive as a business, but to survive. So, as you’re beginning to mull over all the ways you’d like to transform yourself in 2016, don’t forget to make a list of transformative resolutions for your business, too. One step in the right direction thousands of organizations have found is to adopt a cloud-based productivity suite like Microsoft Office 365.


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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Extends Data Protection to Calendars

We are happy to announce that Spanning Backup for Office 365 now protects Calendars in Exchange Online. With today’s announcement , Spanning now provides automated and on-demand backup along with quick and easy restores for Calendars in Office 365.


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Yes, You Can Lose Data from Exchange Online

I hear this question a lot “


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The Higher Ed SaaS Journey: Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Rewards

If you attended EDUCAUSE “


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What Admins Need to Know About the Integrated World of Salesforce & Office 365 After Dreamforce “

Welcome home to everyone who attended Dreamforce “


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Microsoft Exchange Admins: Survey says, you might be a data loss story waiting to happen.

I recently had the privilege to participate in a live webinar featuring two Microsoft rock stars Phoummala Schmidt and Paul Thurrott “


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Are You Backing Up Your Entire Exchange Mailbox in Office 365?

You’ve been hearing from us for a while that it’s important to protect the data you work with in SaaS applications such as Microsoft Office 365. Even though SaaS application providers do an excellent job of protecting your data from infrastructure or application failures, they can’t (and won’t) protect you from the mistakes your admins and users may make, nor will they protect you from malicious activity.


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