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Office 365 fits the needs of most organisations, regardless of size. But you probably didn’t know you needed to back-up Office 365, right? Surely the recycling bin is good enough?

Office 365 offers many features, so most of us assume backups come as standard. However, Microsoft mainly focuses on managing the Office 365 infrastructure, meaning you hold the responsibility for protecting and backing up your own data.

Veeam Backup for Office 365 eliminates the risk of losing control over your Office 365 data including Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Below are 7 critical reasons you should be using this product if your business is using Office 365.

#1 Accidental Deletion

Recycling bins can only protect you from data loss in a very limited way. This can turn a simple recovery exercise from a proper backup into a big issue after Office 365 has geo-redundantly deleted the data forever.

#2 Retention policy gaps and confusion              

Changes in retention policies can be difficult to keep up with, let alone manage. Office 365 has limited backup and retention policies that can only fend off situational data loss and is not meant to be an all-encompassing backup solution.

#3 Internal security threats

Microsoft has no way of differentiating between a regular and terminated user attempting to delete critical company data. Therefore, organisations often fall victim to threats posed by employees, both intentionally and unintentionally. This can range from deleting critical company information to downloading malicious files.

#4 External security threats

What might look like a trustworthy email and attachment can really be damaging malware or viruses. Regular Office 365 backups will help ensure your data can be recovered by saving a copy of the unaltered version.

#5 Legal and compliance requirements

Sometimes, you don’t think something will happen until it actually does. Emails and other types of data may need to be retrieved amid legal action. Microsoft has a few built-in safety nets (litigation hold and retention), but these are not robust backup solutions and won’t help you avoid legal trouble.

 #6 Managing hybrid email deployments and migrations to Office 365

Organisations adopting Office 365 typically need a window of time to transition between on-premises Exchange and Office 365 Exchange Online. The right Office 365 backup solution should be able to handle hybrid email deployments and treat exchange data the same, making the source location irrelevant.

 #7 Teams data structure

A purpose-built solution can protect not only your Office 365 data, but their associated interconnections between applications too. With the rise in organisations moving to remote working, Microsoft Teams has become increasingly popular. Teams brings together Office 365 services such as SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

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7 Critical Reasons to backup Office 365 Report

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