There’s a common misconception that Microsoft fully backup Office 365 mailboxes, Teams Chats, and files stored within OneDrive and SharePoint Document Libraries as part of the subscription, but this is not the case.

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Microsoft is a communications tool, not a data protection service.

They are responsible for providing the necessary infrastructure and ensuring Microsoft 365 works, but it is the customer’s responsibility to protect their Office 365 data.

Microsoft cannot help with unexpected data loss or damage.

Having a solid backup solution in place ensures that even if data disappears from the network or is rendered useless, you have access to a backed-up copy. This eliminates problems or repercussions that could arise from the missing data.

Problems with accessing and searching data.

Without a single backup location for a company’s content, this data cannot be protected and stored centrally for easy access, searching, and recovery.

Data loss prevention is an easy thing to implement but is dismissed by many businesses. “Why should I pay X monthly when the chances are I’ll never need it?” is often the sentiment. It is true, you may never have to use a backup solution. If your business should suffer data loss, however, and doesn’t have a backup, recovery options are typically extremely limited and yield very little.

What is the solution?

Microsoft recommends that you use a third-party backup solution. We recommend you use a cloud solution from a well known trusted company, that has a positive track record for security.

Our recommendation is Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup, which we can provide to you through our partnership with Barracuda. Cloud-to-Cloud Backup gives you the flexibility to restore Teams, Exchange, SharePoint, and OneDrive data fully or with granular detail. You can easily schedule backup, as well as backup on-demand. It’s easy to use and comes with award-winning 24/7 technical support.

Get peace of mind, and negate the risk of losing vital data. Ensure your Office 365 data is backed up and securely stored!

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