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October 09, 2017
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Top 3 Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft announced some new technologies, innovations, and features for O365 at their annual Ignite conference. Out of the various announcements, three stood out in particular that relate to Backupify for Office 365.

  • Multi-Geo in Office 365: This feature enables a single Office 365 tenant to span across multiple Office 365 datacenter geos and allows the customers to store their Exchange and OneDrive data, at-rest, on a per-user basis, in their chosen geos.
  • File Version Level Recovery: This upcoming feature allows O365 users to rollback a file to a version created any time in the last 30 days, without having to contact Microsoft support or account admins. From what we can see so far, O365 Admins won’t have control over this view, so there are a few things to note:
    • The contents within the files (or original document name) aren’t visible, so users may not know exactly what they’re restoring
    • Restores will be destructive, so users need to be sure they want to recover the file they’ve selected
    • It’s unclear whether permissions within the document will be maintained, or what users will be able to power restores based on their access level
    • Users will not be able to power a full system restore, only individual files
  • SharePoint Migration Tool: This tool will allow users to migrate content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to SharePoint or OneDrive in Office 365. According to Microsoft, the migration tool is designed to support the smallest of migrations all the way up to the large-scale migrations with support for bulk scenarios.

Even with these new developments, you can’t rely on SaaS providers to protect your data in the event of ransomware or accidental deletion. Instead, your best bet is to trust a third party solution like Backupify for Office 365, which will give admins the control, speed, and efficiency they need to service their organization best. Request a demo today to learn more.


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