Category Archives: Office 365

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 […]


Some Microsoft 365 services are turning the page on Internet Explorer 11 this month

Microsoft has announced that its Microsoft 365 Services stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 on August 17th, 2021. However, this month, some Microsoft 365 services are already turning the page on Internet Explorer 11.   Services ending support this month The following Microsoft 365 services are ending support for Internet Explorer 11: My Apps, My Account, […]


Getting Started with the Self-service Web Portal for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft recommends organizations using Office 365 services to create backups of their data in these services outside of the scope of the functionality of replicas and previous versions. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 offers a great solution to meet this challenge. However, today’s world requires functionality beyond the default functionality; Admins need remote access […]

Five things to know about the Office 365 app in Azure AD Conditional Access

After being in Public Preview since February 2020, Microsoft made the Office 365 app in Azure AD Conditional Access Generally Available. The below image sums up what is in the Office 365 app: The Office 365 app helps with common challenges Microsoft 365 admins have: All the individual services in the Office 365 Suite are […]

HOWTO: Disable Office for the Web for your Microsoft 365 users

Office for the Web (previously known as Office Web Apps) is one of the nicest features in Microsoft 365. It allows people to view and interact with documents in their web browser, without the need to install or use any of the native Microsoft 365 apps. Alas, there are some privacy concerns, and some organizations […]


Veeam Backup for Office 365 v4c build offers support for disabled legacy protocols

Six weeks ago, we looked at how Veeam Backup for Office 365 works in tenants with multi-factor authentication required for admin roles. With Security Defaults being the norm in newly created Azure AD tenants and their respective Office 365 tenants, it’s a good time to look at how Veeam Backup for Office 365 can work […]


Analyze your Office 365 Backup requirements with ease

As organizations embrace the full suite of Office 365 and intend to extend their Veeam Availability Suite with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Officer 365, we often get the question on how to design the backup for Office 365 backup. When you use Veeam Backup for Office 365, it creates a local or cloud backup of […]