Regular readers of our blog might have seen us talk a lot about protecting your business-critical data hosted in Office 365. For example, we debunked the top 5 myths about Office 365 backup and recovery. And we also explored how to fill the gaps in Microsoft Office 365 data. Take a look at both these blog posts for a great overview.
Today we’re going to explore a narrower topic: Microsoft Office 365 version control.
As you know, Microsoft offers a versioning capability for OneDrive and SharePoint. Versioning can help recover an older version of the file if the current file is lost or damaged. But here’s the scary part: It’s not backup and recovery that protects the most current version. That means your stakeholders can potentially lose a lot of work recovering an older version of a file (that was created after the last version).
Even worse, malware could find its way to all the versions and delete or damage them all. In a worst case scenario, since all versions are not kept offsite and independent, if you lose OneDrive, you lose all the versions. And then it’s game over for that stakeholder’s productivity.
That’s why it’s critical to perform your own backup and ensure that you have multiple copies of your backups on different devices and locations. It's your best bet against malicious attacks.
But this is only one area where your own comprehensive backup can fill one of the gaps in Microsoft Office 365 data protection. Want to see four others? Our new tech brief, Overcoming the Top Five Gaps in Office 365 Data Protection, explores additional ways you can assure comprehensive protection of your crucial Office 365 data.