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.

What does that have to do with Spanning and SaaS data protection? Well, we’re working on something very exciting for all of you who are OneDrive for Business users. As that is germinating, I’d like to call your attention to ¬†some of the things Spanning Backup for Office 365 can help you with today.

Get Organized: Filter Your Activity Page by Event Type

One thing we added to help admins out is a way to filter the Activity page. By default you’ll see see all non-automated events, but now you can filter by 4 event types: Manual Backups, Restores, Exports, and Administrative Events. Since we give you a great deal of information about what’s going on with your backups, this can really help you locate the specific information you’re looking for.

Here’s what the Events page looks like unfiltered:

Spanning Backup for Office 365: Events Filter

Prepare for Busy Days: Monitoring Backup Activities and Quickly Restoring Data

Our backups just work, so in the case you haven’t logged into Spanning Backup recently, you’ll want to know about some newly-made changes to the workflow to make it easier to navigate.

You’ll notice that it’s easier to see the status of your backups, even before you drill down into an individual user. In the screenshot below, you’ll notice that the status on our backups are all green. However, if there were a problem we notify you and give you a link to get more details about the specific problem.

Spanning Backup for Office 365: Backup Status


To get the the restore page now, you’ll first need to click View Backups. Once you’re on the Backups page, you’ll need to choose which application to work with (Mail or Calendar), and then you’ll see the familiar Calendar and text search options.

Spanning Backup for Office 365: Restore Page
The restore options haven’t changed — it’s still super simple to restore data right back into Office 365 with just a couple of clicks. We are always looking for ways to make this process more intuitive, we’d love to hear your input about our workflow.

Does Your Office 365 Data Need Some Backup Spring Cleaning?

It’s always the right time of year to evaluate your Office 365 data protection strategy. If you’re using Office 365 and Spanning today, you’re already protecting the critical business data that keeps your business moving at maximum speed even in the face of user mistakes, malicious insiders, hackers, or viruses.

If you are using Office 365 and aren’t protecting that data, this is the season to evaluate your options – start a free trial now.