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.

Spanning Release Notes: Error Only Email — Spanning Backup for Office 365

Error Only Email — the newest feature in Spanning Backup for Office 365 — is now live. See how it can help customers by enabling external workflows for systems like BMS, ConnectWise and Microsoft Power Automate.


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Spanning Release Notes: G Suite Backup with Integrated Dark Web Monitoring

Spanning Backup for G Suite with Dark Web Monitoring provides complete front-end and back-end G Suite protection – secure credentials – secure data.


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Spanning Backup for Office 365 PowerShell Module Update 3.4.0.1

Spanning is pleased to bring you a few updates to our popular PowerShell. This release, 3.4.0.1, adds a Connection parameter that makes automation with Azure Automation Runbooks easier and more secure. In addition, we added a page size parameter to the User request to make it easier to fetch batches of users in fewer requests.


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Spanning Release Notes: Office 365 Backup with Integrated Dark Web Monitoring

Keep your Office 365 credentials and data secured with the new Spanning Office 365 Backup feature — Dark Web monitoring.


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Risk Mitigation: How SaaS Backup Addresses Operational Risk

Looking for the best risk mitigation tactic to curb operational risks? Learn how a good backup solution can help, and how you can prove its business value to the leadership team using the Spanning Backup ROI Calculator.


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Two New Features for Spanning Backup for Office 365

Spanning is very pleased to announce two new features for Spanning Backup for Office 365 that we think will delight Spanning Admins and users: Contacts and Site Collections backup.


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New Restore UI: Spanning Backup for Salesforce

In the latest release of Spanning Backup for Salesforce, we’ve focused on usability enhancements for easier recovery. The Restore UI has been improved on with the features for easier point-in-time and granular restores.


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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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New Custom Alerts Notify Salesforce Admins of Data At-Risk

Spanning Backup for Salesforce offers custom alerts for anomalies that point to potential data loss risk, as part of Spanning’s affordable data protection solution for Salesforce. You set alerts to spot unusual activity on specific object types, and the custom alert will automatically notify you of potential trouble. (Even better? There’s no additional cost or tiered pricing for this new feature.)


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How to Restore Metadata in Salesforce Without Using Force.com IDE

Spanning’s new metadata restore functionality for Salesforce now allows your team to automatically compare and restore 14 important metadata types without manual intervention, which can free up hours — or even days — when seeding sandboxes or recovering from loss


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