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. After all, who better to host and manage these applications than Microsoft?

Once the decision has been made to move workloads to Office 365, the planning begins in earnest. After all, you probably have many business processes built around these productivity tools that ensure these applications are always available to your end users, that the data is safe and that you are able to meet key compliance and governance requirements. It’s important to evaluate your current business processes and determine what you can put in place to protect your information once you make that move.

Evaluate Backup and Recovery Options for Office 365

One of the most obvious processes to evaluate is backup and recovery options for your Office 365 data. You need a way to back up the data your end users create so that it can be recovered and restored quickly back into Office 365 in case someone makes a mistake. You may be thinking of using Microsoft’s Litigation Hold as your backup solution. If so, make sure you do your due diligence — Litigation Hold is fundamentally an archive tool. It was never intended to help you quickly recover items back into a production environment.

Watch this video demonstration to see just what it takes to restore Office 365 email from Litigation Hold. Then, watch how easy it is to rapidly restore email using Spanning Backup for Office 365.


How you are addressing data recovery and restoration in Office 365 today? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.