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White Paper
January 26, 2018

Microsoft takes care of quite a bit, and provides a great service for their customers. However, Microsoft's primary focus is on managing your Office 365 infrastructure and maintaining uptime to your users. They are empowering YOU with the responsibility of your data.

The misconception that Microsoft fully backs up your data on your behalf is quite common, and without a shift in mindset, could have damaging repercussions when this responsibility is left unattended.

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As enterprises accelerate the adoption of a multi-cloud strategy, the need to ensure Availability for any application and any data, across any cloud infrastructure, is more important than ever. 

Veeam® for the Microsoft Cloud provides tightly integrated solutions for enterprises of all sizes enabling Availability for virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads — eliminating complexity and simplifying business continuity between your data center and the Microsoft Cloud. 

Read this solution brief to learn how our seamless solutions:

  • Provide you the ability to lower costs by archiving data to Azure
  • Mitigate risk by backing up Office 365
  • Ensure Availability of cloud-based workloads with the protection of Azure VMs


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Author: Clint Wyckoff, Senior Global Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software

Microsoft Office 365 is a typical example of a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, which provides subscription-based access to cloud-hosted applications. From the user perspective, Office 365 installation is extremely easy and straightforward, but once implementing this new cloud offering a company needs to take care and protect its new cloud-hosted data.

Veeam® Backup for Microsoft Office 365, as its name implies, is designed to reliably back up Office 365 data and deliver Availability within the cloud. When used in combination with Veeam Backup and Replication™ is allows users to back up and restore Office 365 mailbox items and meet compliance requirements.

In this technical white paper, you’ll gain the necessary knowledge and know-how to properly deploy and configure Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Recommendations provided on Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 installation include several deployment and implementation scenarios and are followed by the configuration best practices. You’ll learn how to set up a repository for Office 365 backups, customize retention settings, add your service account and much more!

The key takeaways you’ll leave with are:

  • How to install Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
  • How to connect to your Office 365 subscription
  • How to configure your first Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 backup repository and create your first mailbox backup
  • And more!
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