How to Restore a Deleted Office 365 Group using PowerShell?

By Eddie Pinchasov – Product Director

MS Office 365 is witnessing massive adoption – one in five corporate employees use it.  A big reason behind it is its efficient collaboration mechanisms such as Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. A rather understated, but similarly powerful collaboration tool is Groups. In fact, Groups drives all teamwork across Office 365 – groups allow your employees to easily share and collaboratively work on documents, planners, roadmaps, calendars, etc. So what do you do when a Group is inadvertently deleted? How can you restore a deleted Office 365 Group, and ensure business continuity?

How to Restore a Deleted Office 365 Group using PowerShell ?

Step-by-step pointers below:

Consider that you have a SharePoint group MarketingO365

How to Restore a Deleted Office 365 Group using PowerShell

This group is used to grant permissions to members of Marketing O365 Members to a team site with important marketing data

Restore Office 365 Deleted Groups

Uh-oh! Someone accidentally deletes the group. How do you restore the group? Either by using the Exchange admin center or by using PowerShell. Here we will detail how to restore a group using PowerShell. Note that you must have Office 365 global administrator permissions or be a former owner of the deleted Office 365 group.

Step #1 Install the latest PowerShell version

For starters, it is mandatory to install the latest preview version of Azure Active Directory PowerShell for Graph. To do that, open Windows PowerShell as an Administrator 

Open Windows PowerShell as an Administrator

Review installed modules using the command:

Get-InstalledModule -Name "AzureAD*"

If you have not installed the Azure PowerShell then you will get this message:

If you have not installed the Azure PowerShell then you will get this message


If you have an older version of AzureAD PowerShell it is better to uninstall it and then install the new version.

To uninstall AzureAD run the command:

Uninstall-Module AzureADPreview


Uninstall-Module AzureAD

To install the Azure PowerShell run the command

Install-Module AzureADPreview

Install the Azure PowerShell

Input Y to confirm install from an untrusted source.

Wait for the module to install

Wait for the module to install

Step #2 Restore a deleted  Office 365 Group

Open the Windows PowerShell you’ve just installed with Administrator privileges

Open the Windows PowerShell you’ve just installed with Administrator privileges

Run the command:

Import-Module AzureADPreview

Run the command: Import-Module AzureADPreview

Then connect to your Office 365 tenant


You will be asked to enter your Office 365 administrator account details

Enter your Office 365 administrator account details

You will then receive a message with the connection details

You will then receive a message with the connection details

To get a list of deleted groups run the command

Run the command Get-AzureADMSDeletedGroup

Enter the group ID you wish to restore:

Restore-AzureADMSDeletedDirectoryObject -Id <objectId>

Enter the group ID you wish to restore:

And voila! The group will be accessible in the Office 365 admin center and on SharePoint

Restored Office 365 group

For further information, see the Microsoft help center. Note, that restoring the group will restore all related objects:

  • Azure Active Directory (AD) Office 365 groups object properties and members
  • Group e-mail
  • Common Exchange Inbox
  • SharePoint Online team site and files
  • OneNote notebook
  • Planner
  • Teams
  • Yammer group and group content (If the Office 365 group was created from Yammer)

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Only Office 365 groups can be restored; security groups are permanently deleted and cannot be restored. A quick tip: even with planned group deletions, use the Remove-AzureADMSGroup command to soft delete Office 365 groups. However, even a soft-deleted group is stored only for 30 days, after this period the group is deleted permanently. 

A deleted group can cause considerable disturbance to your business processes and workflows. The same holds true for deleted emails, OneDrive files, SharePoint sites, etc. Apart from accidental or malicious deletion, you can also suffer Office 365 data loss due to malware attacks that are getting more ingenious and malicious by the day.

As the IT Admin, the onus for protecting the data rests with you. Mitigate the risk of a data breach with a dependable Office 365 backup and recovery solution – the most efficient way to recover data quickly and seamlessly.

How CloudAlly can help

CloudAlly’s Office 365 Groups backup and recovery solution, comprehensively backs up Office 365 Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks. Blunt the risk of data loss and facilitate easy self-service recovery with CloudAlly’s top-rated SaaS backup that was named by Newsweek as one of the Best Business Tools of 2019.

Try our full-featured trial now and ensure that your organization is protected from Office 365 data loss. 

How to Recover Deleted Data in SharePoint Online?

Extending the default restoration time period in SharePoint

How to Recover Deleted Data in SharePoint OnlineSharePoint Online is a powerful collaboration tool, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its share of challenges. A significant one for administrators is recovering mistakenly- or maliciously-deleted data. How quickly your employee realizes they deleted a file they need will determine whether you can find the deleted data or SharePoint Online or have to use a third-party app to recover it.  So the question really is how to Recover Deleted Data in SharePoint Online?

What this article is about: 

  • How SharePoint Online Stores Data
  • Recovering Data from SharePoint Online
    • First-Stage Recycle Bin
    • Second-Stage Recycle Bin
  • Use CloudAlly to Back Up and Restore SharePoint Online

How SharePoint Online Stores Data 

When a user uploads data to SharePoint Online, that file is disassembled and stored in tables across databases in an application code. Essentially, the program stores data as an abstracted code that is encrypted and broken down to be stored in various places in the datacenter.

This sophisticated storage process is the reason why administrators cannot change the SharePoint Online’s restoration parameters.  

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If one of your employees needs to recover content they deleted in SharePoint Online, they only have a little over three months to do it. If they don’t realize that they’d deleted something necessary within 93 days, the data will be lost, unless you’ve backed up SharePoint online with a third-party app.

If a user deletes a site collection, they are also deleting the data within that hierarchy, including:



  • Site configuration settings
  • Security information
  • Files
  • Lists and list data
  • Document libraries
  • Sub-sites, contents, and user information

However, if a user mistakenly makes a deletion, that data is not lost. Instead, it can be recovered from SharePoint Online’s Recycle Bin (known as the first-stage Recycle Bin), as long as the user realizes they have deleted necessary data within the storage timeframe. All deleted items are stored in the Recycle Bin, and they’ll stay there for those 93 days unless someone empties it.

When data is hard deleted, though, the encryption keys for all of these chunks are completely purged from the platform. The blocks that stored these chunks are deleted, as well. Essentially, there is no data left to retrieve.

Here’s how a user can restore deleted data from the First-Stage Recycle Bin: 

In their own SharePoint Online platforms, users can restore the data that they’ve mistakenly deleted. Restoration possibilities include files, versions of files, libraries, list items, or lists; they will be restored to their original location. Further, users can’t restore just a list item or file if they restore an entire list or library.

However, note that a file won’t be available in the Recycle Bin if the library in which it was included is permanently deleted; SharePoint Online will purge the entire library without keeping files or versions of files after 93 days.

Here’s how to restore data in this program: 

1.Click on Recycle Bin in the Quick Launch bar

  1. In the bin, click to the left of the items that you want restored
  2. Click restore

Note: if one of your employees can’t find a recently-deleted file, they must contact you. Only administrators can access and restore deleted files from the second-stage recycle bin.

Restoring deleted sites 

Admins can now restore entire deleted sites using the SharePoint admin center.

Here’s how:

1.Sign into your SharePoint Online admin portal as either a global admin or SharePoint admin

  1. Select SharePoint under the Admin centers on the left-hand side of the page
  2. Click Sites and then click on Deleted sites. Note: you may encounter the older version of the SharePoint admin center, and if so, select Open it now to open the new admin center.
  3. Sort and filter sites using the same methods you use on the Active sites page or you can sort and filter by Time deleted
  4. Click on the site you want to restore; note that you can only restore one site at the time or the Restore button won’t appear
  5. Click Restore

Note: If you’re restoring group resources that belong to an Office 365 group, your site restoration will restore both the group and its resources. However, SharePoint Online only keeps group resources for 30 days, though it will retain the site for 93 days. If all of the group resources have been deleted but the site remains, you may want to permanently delete it by using the PowerShell command Remove-SPODeletedSite.

Restoring Items from the Second-Stage or Site Collection Recycle Bin in SharePoint Online 

Even if a user empties the Recycle Bin or permanently deletes a file, SharePoint Online will still hold onto that file for those 93 days in the second-stage or site collection Recycle Bin. Only administrators have permissions to restore data that has been moved to the second-stage recycle bin.

  1. Navigate to the Recycle Bin on the left-hand side of the SharePoint Online admin portal.
  2. Note: If the Recycle Bin doesn’t appear there, you can find it a different way. Click on Settings and then Site Settings. From there, click on Recycle bin under the Site Collection Administration list.
  3. Click on the second-stage recycle bin link at the bottom of the Recycle Bin page.
  4. Next to all the items in the bin that you want to restore, click on the Restore button.

Using CloudAlly as a SharePoint Online Backup 

If a user needs to recover a file more than 93 days after deletion, there is no built-in feature on SharePoint Online that allows for this function. In fact, SharePoint Online permanently deletes all data that has been in the first-stage or second-stage Recycle Bins longer than that period.

So, the only way to ensure the long-term backup and recovery of mistakenly-deleted data is using a third-party SharePoint Online backup like CloudAlly. CloudAlly offers administrators indefinitely storage of their users’ SharePoint Online data, as well as daily backups that preserve up-to-date information.

Creating a SharePoint Online Backup & restore – Using CloudAlly

  1. Log into your CloudAlly account
  2. Click on Activate a New Backup
  3. Choose SharePoint Online
  4. Enter your Office 365 username and password that grants you global admin rights for the program
  5. A green message will pop up in the bottom of the screen letting you know that your backup has been activated. You will also see a list of your SharePoint Online site collections. You have the option to select each site collection individually or activate all of them. You can also choose to Add site if you want to backup only a specific subsite.
  6. Click the checkbox to Automatically detect and activate new Site. This ensures that newly-created sites will also be backed up.
  7. Give your backup a name and change your backup time to match your time zone. Also, decide how frequently you want your SharePoint Online to be backed up.

Restoring Deleted Data Using CloudAlly 

If a user wants to recover a deleted file after SharePoint Online’s restore feature is available, you can use a point-in-time recovery or a granular search to find a restore the file.

  1. Click on Restore & Download from the CloudAlly homepage
  2. Choose SharePoint Online
  3. Select the user whose files you want to restore
  4. You can either search for missing data using the date via Snapshot or by name via Item Search
  5. If you’re searching by date, click on the data that you want restored. You can restore a site or something smaller, like a folder or item.
  6. If you choose via Item Search, you can choose what you want to search for; you can preview the items and choose what you want to restore in the same way as described above
  7. Click on the data that you want to restore to create a .zip file
  8. You can instruct CloudAlly to send the restored data to you or to another user
  9. Once the restore is complete, you’ll receive an email letting you know when the restored file is ready to download; click on the file in the email
  10. When you download your restored data, it will appear in a sub-folder so that it doesn’t overwrite newer versions of the item or folder

Extending the default restoration time period in SharePointIt certainly is important to have a backup solution in place for SharePoint Online. Though the platform has a number of options for restoring deleted sites, folders, and items for 93 days, no recovery of lost data is even possible from SharePoint Online, as all record of the missing data is deleted after this period. The only way to restore lost or deleted SharePoint Online data after 93 days is by using CloudAlly backup & restore solution.

But Office 365’s other programs also need backups to protect your organization from unfortunate data loss.

Read more in our Office 365 User Manual to learn about more CloudAlly’s backup & restore solutions

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files from OneDrive for Business?

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files from Microsoft Office OneDrive for Business? 

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files from OneDrive for Business?If your end-users mistakenly delete necessary files in their OneDrive for Business accounts, it’s up to you to help them restore this missing data. OneDrive for Business stores deleted files in the first-stage and/or second-stage Recycle Bin for a total of 93 days.
How to Recover Permanently Deleted Files from OneDrive for Business?
If your users don’t realize that a file was missing for longer than longer than that period, though, you’ll have to have a third-party solution, like CloudAlly OneDrive for Business Backup & Restore, in place restore to recover the files.  


  • Permanently Deleting Files in OneDrive for Business
  • The 93-Day Window for Restoring Deleted Files in OneDrive for Business
  • Restoring Deleted Files in OneDrive for Business
  • Using CloudAlly to Restore Permanently-Deleted OneDrive Files

Permanently Deleting Files in OneDrive for Business 

Backing up OneDrive for Business is particularly important. Though the program has this two-tiered Recycle Bin system to protect against malicious activity and server crashes, some users can be confused about how OneDrive for Business operates. Specifically, they may believe that if they delete a file from the mobile app, web browser, or desktop File Explorer that it will remain in other locations.

However, this is not the case, of course. If a user deletes the file from any of these access platforms, it will be deleted entirely from OneDrive for Business.

OneDrive for Business users have control of their first-stage Recycle Bin, but only you as the administrator can access and restore files from the second-stage Bin. 

When a user deletes a file, it is stored in their first-stage Recycle Bin. If a user then empties that Recycle Bin, or chooses to delete a single file from that first bin, that file is then moved to the second-stage Recycle Bin where it is stored for the remaining retention period. Only a SharePoint admin can restore these second-stage files for a user. 

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The 93-Day Window for Restoring Deleted Files in OneDrive for Business

Deleted files are only stored in either the first- or second-stage Recycle Bins for 93 days. After this period, OneDrive permanently deletes the content. At this point, these files are unrecoverable unless you have already backed up your user sites using a third-party platform.

This 93-day rule isn’t absolutely true, either. There are some exceptions to OneDrive for Business’ 93-day file retention period. For example, you as the site collection Recycle Bin administrator can scrap the items before that time.

Further, if the site collection Recycle Bin grows larger than its quota, it will start purging files before the 93-day retention period is up. Don’t forget that storing files in the Recycle Bin is included in your storage quota and List View Threshold. The site collection Recycle Bin can store 200 percent of the site collection quota.

Unsure about your storage size in OneDrive? Here’s how to find out how much of your storage your users have filled:

  1. From your Office 365 Admin portal, click Expand on the left hand side panel.
  2. Scroll down to Reports and click on it.
  3. From there, click on Usage.
  4. A table will appear. Next, click on the Select a report drop-down menu.
  5. Choose OneDrive.
  6. Click on Usage.
  7. On top of the table that appears, click on Storage; the table that appears lets you know how much of your total OneDrive storage your users are filling every day and over time.

The program offers a limited fail-safe for permanently-deleted items, however. If you unintentionally permanently-delete a file from OneDrive for Business, the site will store it for 14 days. You can contact Microsoft Support if you can’t locate the missing file in either Recycle Bin within that two-week window.

Restoring Deleted Files in OneDrive for Business

If a user deletes a necessary file, you want to first give them instructions for restoring it from their first-stage Recycle Bin:

  1. Sign into your OneDrive for Business account.
  2. Navigate to the Recycle Bin in the navigation pane.
  3. Once they identify the file or folder they want to restore, they can click on the circle check box and click Restore; note, the option to Restore all items that’s available for personal OneDrive is not available in OneDrive for Business.

If a deleted file is not available in the Recycle Bin, you should instruct your end-user to look for it on their desktop Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac), just in case.

Only administrators can recover files from the second-stage, or site collection, OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin.

Here’s how to do it:

1.Navigate to the site and click on Recycle Bin from the left hand options.

  1. At the bottom of the Recycle Bin page, you’ll see Second-stage recycle bin. Click on this.
  2. Next to the file that you want to restore, click on the Restore button. The restored item will return to the folder where it was previously stored.

Restoring Your Entire OneDrive for Business 

If a user’s entire OneDrive for Business is corrupted or deleted – likely after a sophisticated malware attack – you can restore all the lost files. Here’s how:

1.Sign into your user’s account.

  1. Click on Settings and then Restore your OneDrive.
  2. Choose the date before the OneDrive was corrupted, i.e. Yesterday, One week ago, or a Custom Date and Time.
  3. Use the activity chart and activity feed to identify the actions that you want to undo. Choose the earliest activity that you want to undo.
  4. Click Restore to undo all of the selected activities.

Using CloudAlly to Restore Permanently-Deleted OneDrive Files

As we know, users don’t always realize that they’ve deleted necessary files until the 93-day OneDrive for Business window has closed. However, there is no way to restore files after this time period, which is why it’s so important to back up your OneDrive for Business accounts with a third-party app. 

CloudAlly’s Backup for Office 365 – OneDrive lets you back up your SharePoint Online Team Site, Public Site, Private Site Collections, and OneDrive for Business Sites. Unlike OneDrive for Business, too, CloudAlly lets you maintain an unlimited archive, so you’re not always worrying about overreaching your storage quota.

Here’s how to get started backing up your OneDrive for Business with CloudAlly

  1. Log into your CloudAlly account.
  2. Click Activate New Backup on the home screen.
  3. Choose OneDrive.
  4. Log into your Office 365 account using your global admin username and click start.
  5. Once your accounts are linked, you’ll see all of your OneDrive sites. You can back them up one by one or activate all of them.
  6. Next, you should check the box next to Automatically detect and activate new Site so that CloudAlly can backup users for whom you create new OneDrive accounts.
  7. Choose your backup preferences. You can select your backup time and how often you want your data backed up (i.e. daily, every three days, or weekly). Save changes.

If you’ve tried all of the recovery options above and none of them have been successful, you can find and restore the missing file using CloudAlly’s simple process: 

  1. Click on Restore & Download from the CloudAlly homepage.
  2. Choose SharePoint/OneDrive.
  3. From the Restore or download page, choose the user account that needs a file restored
  4. You can then decide if you want to find your backup by date (Snapshot) or by searching for the file name (Item Search).
  5. However you search, you can decide to restore or download the entire backup from the day or search within a particular day for the file you’re seeking.
  6. If you’re unsure of what file you want to restore, you can click on each item to discover more details about it.
  7. Next, click on the download arrow for CloudAlly to initiate creating a zip file for the file.
  8. CloudAlly will prompt you to enter an email address to be notified when the file is ready to be opened. You can send the restored file to its original user. CloudAlly performs a non-destructive restore by creating a subfolder for the restored item so that it doesn’t replace newer versions of the same file.
  9. Once you enter the email, you’ll be taken back to your home screen. Scroll down to the Restore & download status section of the page to monitor the status of your restore.

The Necessity & value of a OneDrive for Business Third-Party Backup & Restore

Backing up OneDrive for Business is so necessary because your end users may not understand that its multiple access points all delete the same files. Further, the platform only stores deleted files for 93 days, meaning that some users may not even realize they mistakenly deleted a necessary file until it’s too late. CloudAlly eliminates worries by backing up your OneDrive for Business as often as necessary and storing that data in a limitless archive.

Want to learn about how CloudAlly can provide a full-scale backup & restore solution for Office 365 Exchange, SharePoint, and OneDrive? Read the Microsoft Guide here.

View the Microsoft Video on how to restore files with OneDrive:

Five Tips to Prevent SharePoint Sprawl

Five Tips to Prevent SharePoint Sprawl

Many companies use Microsoft SharePoint to manage documents and workflow processes, and to help organize all of the communications flying around between various offices. Enterprise clients can even use Office 365 and SharePoint to create websites and chart a course for other kinds of digital and off-line projects. But good SharePoint management goes a long way — and it’s important to understand how this type of software is best used in business.

One particular problem with SharePoint is called “SharePoint sprawl.” This is the idea that over time, the SharePoint architecture, the collections of files, folders and documents organized in the SharePoint system, becomes large, unwieldy and eventually, disorganized.

Here are five ways to control your SharePoint libraries and collections.

What this article is about:

Managing Permissions and Privileges

One of the most fundamental ways to cut down on SharePoint sprawl is to restrict the technical permissions to create new files and folders, or add to the architecture that’s already there. This starts with having a policy for SharePoint creation, and enforcing that policy as rigidly as possible. You might end up having a few point people with advanced permissions and a responsibility to look over the structure from time to time. These auditors can help make sure that the company isn’t generating too much activity that can have a negative impact on how well you organize SharePoint materials.

No Duplicates

It’s also a good idea to be vigilant about duplication. Suppose a document gets created at the team level, and put into a team folder. Maybe at the same time, someone at a management level is opening a folder for a group. Where does that document go? What if it goes both places?

Keeping an eagle eye out for duplicates is part of “pruning” the SharePoint structure to prevent sprawl.

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Good Governance

In general, data governance is a concern at most businesses of any significant size.

Data governance, again, revolves around planning and policy. When you start to look at how the business typically generates data, and how it’s stored, and how it moves in transit, there is the capability to fine-tune the data flow for individual business processes. This sets your business up for success, and also prevents the kinds of disorganization that people like to call “sprawl” or “bloating” in a system.

Effective Use of Metadata

Companies can also go over how to use features like tagging and managed keywords in SharePoint. These types of metadata allow for more agile file retrieval and better classification of data objects within the system. When you get acquainted with terms like “folksonomy” and understand collaborative processes better, your SharePoint policies will benefit from that.

Utilize External Software

You can also improve enterprise use of SharePoint in Office 365 with the addition of some third-party tools that help safeguard data in your company systems. Cloudally’s comprehensive backup platform assures that the data you need will be there when you need it — even if it’s months or years in the future. In many ways, managing data in SharePoint or anywhere else is managing a timeline, as well as a volume of data. Any limitations or restrictions in the native applications can be extremely harmful when it comes to processes like e-discovery. Talk to Cloudally about getting real, comprehensive protection for your valuable data. Ask our Support Team for more information.

Now that you know about how to prevent SharePoint sprawl, you might want to have a look at what we created for you…

How To Simplify Communication & organizational Collaboration with SharePoint!

When SharePoint debuted in 2001, companies saw it as an alternative to self-created intranet sites capable of sharing documents with fellow employees. As Microsoft moved to make all their services available online, SharePoint took its prominent place as part of their Office 365 suite. However, its still viewed as a tool for users to store and share files, while changes in the way companies employ workers dictate a change in how they collaborate. With recent updates in Office 365, SharePoint is becoming a more and more a stronghold for collaboration and communication in modern institutions.

What this article is about:

2016 changes in SharePoint

In August 2016, Microsoft rolled out changes that made SharePoint less of a storage and sharing receptacle and more of a team building site. Transparent collaboration is at the heart of the updates making it easier for colleagues to work together.

With the 2016 updates, SharePoint users gained team site pages creation abilities. These new pages allow Office 365 groups to have a central intranet location to work together. New team sites automatically obtain shared:

  • Inbox
  • Calendar
  • Planner
  • OneNote notebook

New web page parts make it easy for team leaders to create dynamic pages for all group members. On the dedicated team page, administrators can add documents, images, videos, and Yammer feeds. Activity sections of the site contain recent actions on the page, within any lists, or any files that are part of the team site.

Also, members can add quick links to their pages. These quick links appear at the top of the page and can link to URLs from anywhere on the web, other pages or applications, or files.

Because of the new updates, Microsoft determined users need more SharePoint storage for all their team sites. To accommodate, all Office 365 users saw an increase in limits from 1 TB to 25 TB.

These updates rolled out to all users in August 2016. Overall, the updates have allowed greater communication between teams as they work on new projects. As great as the teammate features are, they still missed out on having an exceptional communication tool. That is what Microsoft addressed with their 2017 updates.

2017 Critical Updates for SharePoint

While SharePoint Online 2016 updates focus on team site initiation, updates in the summer of 2017 focus on making communication between team members easier.

New to SharePoint Online is communication sites. Much like team sites, these new pages allow all team members to share recurring updates beyond the use of email. As with the team pages, members can embed documents or videos. Members also can load GIFs on the new communication site if needed.

When creating a communication site, administrators have a choice of three initial site designs:

  • Blank—a blank canvas to allow administrators to create their page using web parts.
  • Topic—useful to share many pieces of information including events and news.
  • Showcase—beneficial to feature photos or images for new products or services.

All communication sites have full-width layout and essential title regions. All title areas come with custom header images.

Additionally, members find real-time information from across Office 365. Included in this real-time stream is:

  • Power BI reports
  • Yammer discussions
  • Microsoft Stream videos
  • Other SharePoint sites

One of the most significant changes is the ability to communicate through the SharePoint mobile app. Users can engage with Yammer and read pages on the site. Additionally, users can create news articles to update other members of the team.

With each news page on SharePoint’s communication update, members can comment on the article using Yammer. The comments can be either targeted or for group discussion.

Team members’ abilities include emailing news articles to other users. Unlike past sharing features, the new share does not just send a link to the SharePoint site. Instead, it generates an informative preview so the recipient can determine if the article is something to read in its entirety.

Especially with the new features Microsoft is adding to SharePoint Online; it is important to have files stored here protected with a backup service. While Microsoft Exchange does have recovery options, they are not substantial enough to be considered valid backup services.

As Microsoft prepares to roll out their Office 2019 in mid-2018, there is speculation over what changes are to be included in SharePoint 2019. While there are no firm details on the layout and design of the new interface, Microsoft announced that the SharePoint hub sites are set to roll out beginning 2018. The new hub sites make it easier for customers to use SharePoint to create a company-specific intranet, giving the team sites and intranet a unified feel. The hub-sites do have mobile devices at heart, making accessing intranet on the go seamless.

IT managers can use CloudAlly to perform automated daily backups of SharePoint site collections, including those created via Groups or Teams. Data can be restored non-destructively to a sub-site, directly in place, or exported for download or to external storage such as AWS S3, MS Azure, or You can sign-up for a 15-day free trial at and begin backing up your SharePoint data today.

Now that you know more about how to simplify Communication & organizational collaboration with SharePoint, you might want to have a look at what we created for you…


Microsoft Cloud Backup: Does Microsoft Backup Office 365 to cloud?

How is it possible to get a full Data Restore and
Recovery for Office 365?

— Office 365 backup and recovery —

As your company’s information technology leader you have been in pursuit of better collaboration and storage capabilities, and have made the move to Microsoft Office 365, and while this is a powerful cloud-based suite of tools, that doesn’t mean your data is secure.  So, does Microsoft Backup Office 365 To Cloud?

What this article is about:

Just because MS solutions are on the cloud, it doesn’t mean the complete Microsoft 365 Solution: Office 365 ExchangeSharePoint, and OneDrive solutions is backed up by Microsoft. You will discover this when you attempt & fail to restore your data from any point in time, without having a backup & restore add-on in place as well. Then, how is it possible to get a full Data Restore and Recovery for Office 365?

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Why You Should Backup Office 365 Data

It is your responsibility to protect your corporate data when using the Microsoft cloud. Business best practice guidelines require automated backup and recovery but, unfortunately, many companies don’t take the necessary steps to protect themselves from accidental or malicious data destruction.

1 in 3 companies report losing SaaS data, and of those companies, 64% admit to losing data due to user error.

If you don’t backup your Microsoft cloud data your business could be at risk of massive exposure for the simple reason that Microsoft does not provide the ability to recover data that has been accidentally or maliciously deleted or corrupted. The recycle bin is fine for short-term and item-level recovery, but doesn’t provide the ability to perform a point-in-time recovery of lost or corrupt data. As data storage services, SharePoint and OneDrive are not only prone to sync errors, and accidental or malicious data loss, they’re also at risk from malware and ransomware such as CryptoLocker.

As data storage services, SharePoint and OneDrive are not only prone to sync errors, and accidental or malicious data loss, they’re also at risk from malware and ransomware such as CryptoLocker.

Data Protection and Recovery for the Microsoft Cloud

CloudAlly offers the most reliable and trusted Microsoft Office 365 backup and recovery solution for your IT team. It ensures that all historical versions of your Office 365, How is it possible to get a full Data Restore and Recovery for Office 365?SharePoint, and OneDrive data—including all emails, calendars, contacts, tasks, and sties—are safely stored and easily recoverable. And our Outlook compatible .pst export means that your Office data is still available even if MS Azure is temporarily unavailable. It’s effortless.



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