Organizations can now back up and restore their Office 365 mailboxes with ease

Altaro launches new solution incorporating secure storage and centralized backup management:

Altaro Office 365 Backup enables customers to back up and restore all their company’s Office 365 mailboxes on an annual subscription. It automatically backs up Office 365 mailboxes to a secure cloud backup location on Altaro’s Microsoft Azure infrastructure and enables users to centrally manage and monitor their backups through a cloud-based management console.

Altaro successfully entered the Office 365 backup market a few months ago with its solution that enables managed service providers (MSPs) to provide their customers with Office 365 backup, recovery and mailbox backup storage services. The channel-focused company is now also extending this offering for use by businesses and organizations who do not wish to subscribe to an MSP model, and to the IT consultants and resellers that service them.

A central component of data protection strategies

As part of their data protection strategy, it is crucial that businesses back up their Office 365 mailboxes: Microsoft does not back up Office 365 subscriber data, so companies risk losing critical data due to malicious or accidental incidents, such as mailbox deletion and malware attacks.

Altaro’s latest solution meets this need by providing customers with reliable and constant backup and recovery services for Office 365 mailboxes – emails, attachments, contacts and calendars – coupled with automatic storage to Altaro’s Azure infrastructure.

Convenient, fuss-free Office 365 backup and recovery

For one all-inclusive annual or multi-year fee, Altaro Office 365 Backup customers receive backup and recovery services, backup storage services, access to the cloud console for centralized backups management, and outstanding 24/7 support from a team of experts.

This means customers can avoid the headache and expense of setting up local storage infrastructure or software to save backups to. Additionally, thanks to the product automatically backing up the mailboxes several times per day, customers can literally set it and forget it.

Combatting Office 365 data loss risks

“Many Office 365 subscribers wrongly assume that their data is backed up as part of the Microsoft package – but this is not the case, as Office 365 was not intended to be a data protection tool. This means several organizations out there are currently vulnerable to data loss risks,” said David Vella, Altaro CEO.

“This is where Altaro Office 365 Backup comes in, providing robust backup, recovery, and backup storage and management services that customers can rely on,” he explained. “We’ve built on our backup expertise and proven track record in the industry to help set Office 365 subscribers’ minds at rest.”

Free trial 

Resellers, consultants and organizations wishing to try the solution can do so for free and with no commitment for 30 days, by registering here.

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Passed 70-347 Exam: Enabling Office 365 Services

I’ve just passed the last required 70-347 exam by the MCSA:Office 365 certification path .

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This exam is absolutely different from 70-346 and dives more deeply into Exchange Online (50%), Sharepoint Online (15%), Skype For Business Online (30%) and 5% miscellaneous (onedrive for business, yammer, office 365 plans, licenses and etc) . It’s an approximate distribution of figures based only on my experience.

One fact: Microsoft does a huge work making exams more and more complicated. It means you should pay more time and attention during preparation.

There are 54 questions in total and a lot of drag-and-drops questions and 80% PowerShell inside. Forget “click, click” times . If you are not familiar and don’t work constantly with PowerShell it’s very difficult and sometimes impossible to pass exams (btw, Second Shot is ending on 01/12/2016)

I published study guide for 70-346 exam some weeks ago and now I’m going to complete this pack of guides by adding guide for 70-347.

Thank you for reading and happy holidays!

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