Category Archives: Office 365

The FusterCluck that is Power Platform’s Identity and Delegation model

Recently, I had some experiences with the Power Platform. As an identity guy, I was appalled at what I found as Microsoft’s identity and delegation model for these services. Let me tell you why.   About the Power Platform Microsoft’s Power Platform consists of four distinct products and services: Power BI Through dashboards, Power BI […]


Going All-in with HornetSecurity 365 Total Protection

Previously, I’ve shared my experiences with Altaro’s Office 365 Backup and Hornetsecurity’s 365 Threat Monitor. Both services add information security value on their own, but are also part of something bigger: HornetSecurity’s 365 Total Protection.  Should you go all-in with HornetSecurity’s 365 Total Protection to face your Microsoft 365 challenges head-on? The three flavours of […]


Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 5d adds support to install on top of Veeam Backup & Replication 11a

This week, we saw the release of version 5d of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Version 5d with build number provides support for Veeam Backup and Replication 11a. However, it doesn't offer compatibility with Windows Server 2022.   What's New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 5d offers support for installations on top of […]


Three ways to guesstimate your Veeam Backup for Office 365 repository size

As organizations embrace the full suite of Office 365 and intend to use Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, I often get the question on how to properly size the storage for the repository for Office 365 backups. There are, actually, three good ways to make a guesstimate on the required disk space to store […]


Altaro Office 365 Backup: SMB’s one-stop solution for Office 365 data protection

When your organization leverages Microsoft Cloud services, it should have some idea on how to cope with the inevitable. You should make backups to elevate beyond the mere replicas Microsoft makes of your data… and then test these backups to make sure you can restore the backed up information. This should not be new to […]


KnowledgeBase: You receive a ‘The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden. Access denied’ error when performing backups or restores with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

For years, we’ve been advising organizations using Microsoft 365 services (formerly known as Office 365 services) like Exchange Online to create backups of their data stored in these services and/or to define their exit scenario. Now, organizations using Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to this purpose are seeing errors with this product… The situation […]


Keeping up to date as an organization: Track Microsoft 365 Message Center messages in Planner

One of the questions I ask every new colleague is how they are keeping up with the new and changed features in Azure and Microsoft 365. For individuals, it’s hard to keep up, but in many organizations, the IT department is having an even harder time doing so. This might have multiple reasons: They’re overwhelmed […]


Microsoft 365 Backup in terms of your organization’s exit scenario

Organizations flocking to Microsoft 365 services like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Teams have many reasons to make this transition.   Reasons to transition to the Microsoft cloud Whether it’s upgrading the IT real estate to the 21st century, the desire to eliminate technical debt, avoiding the upfront cost of a renewed on-premises implementation, or […]


Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 5b provides compatibility with Veeam Backup & Replication version 11

Late last month, we saw the release of version 5b of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Version 5b with build number provides new functionality beyond the functionality provided by version 5a of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 (build number What’s New Here’s what’s new and enhanced in version 5b of Veeam […]


Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 5a resolves common issues with version 5

Earlier this month, we saw the release of Veeam Backup for Office 365 v5. The new version now supports Backup and Restore of Teams and offers Architectural Enhancements. These architectural enhancements are the result of many major under-the-hood changes in this release. Veeam operates a model where they stage releases and where they keep a […]