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Do I need to backup Office 365 data? 

Do I need to backup Office 365 data? 

Do I need to backup Office 365 data?

My Inbox has been swamped of late with vendors trying to sell me additional backup facility for Office 365, and a question I am increasingly asked by customers is .. “do we need to back up our Office 365 data?” A good question! It is a common assumption that Microsoft has this coveredand to be honest for most situations, they have. With what I know of Office 365 capabilities and being a critical part of our own setup, I have chosen not to have additional backup. That isn’t to say however that your own compliance or sense of self-preservation won’t lead you to a different decision.  I believe some vendors claims to be hyperbolic as to why you should use their backup .. some claims have some truth .. some stretch it somewhat.  

So .. here are the facts.  Read More

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What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely?

What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely?

What benefits can SharePoint Online bring while working remotely?

So, for the whole community who have been using and leveraging Office 365 and realising its business value for many years now this may seem like a really fundamental questions – however imagine you are new to the platform – the evolution of SharePoint actually presents a kind of muddy picture now.

So, happy to oblige and call out why SharePoint is still one of the key tools for facilitating remote working. Rather than starting with SharePoint and its evolution lets dive into where and how you can use the SharePoint Online platform today for your remote teams; Read More

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Is SharePoint Online a Document Management System?

Is SharePoint Online a Document Management System?

SharePoint is a Document Management System.

I am often asked if SharePoint can be used as a document management system – this is quite an odd question as that is exactly what SharePoint is…so how did we get to the point where that is questionable?

SharePoint has been through quite a revolutionary journey from petty file share to modern Intranet in a box. However, we seem to have got to a point where the visual has overtaken the reputation of the functional. So, let us clarify and answer the question asked:

So, what do we need from a Document Management system?

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