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SkyKick Cloud Backup Supports Microsoft Office 365 Teams

In an effort to directly compete with the popularity of Slack, Microsoft Teams has been making it easy for organizations to transition to the new chat platform. Since Teams is free with Office 365 accounts, it can make the decision to adopt the platform a no-brainer.

As popularity for Teams and Groups rises, the need to backup and easily recover items from the programs also rises. SkyKick has offered a backup and recovery solution for Office 365 for a few years. Now, the company recently announced the addition of Teams and Groups to their backup solutions. This announcement comes just a month after the company scored $40 million in funding to help accelerate growth.

The recent SkyKick release allows partners to:

  • Browse and select specific Groups to backup
  • Search and restore conversations, calendar, files, and notebook
  • Choose from a range of data retention periods

Groups and Teams are included in SkyKick’s Cloud Backup Suite for Office 365 and available at no additional cost and is available immediately for SkyKick partners with active “full backup” subscriptions (Exchange and SharePoint/OneDrive).

The announcement also noted that SkyKick is releasing support for point-in-time restore for Exchange and OneDrive for Business, and upgrades to SkyKick Syndication. Partners have been using Syndication to incorporate SkyKick Migration and Backup directly into their websites or e-commerce buy-flow with just a few lines of code.

According to the company, these upgrades will also include new ways for partners to add custom branding to SkyKick Cloud Backup apps on their own websites, including modifying favicons, creating custom URLs or domains and providing customized support details. The company is also releasing a new Cloud Backup self-service search and restore capability to give partners new options for operational service delivery. Partners who choose to grant customers self-service access can incorporate this new experience in their websites, enabling their customers to directly initiate data search and restore. These upgrades are free for existing SkyKick Syndication customers.

Custom branding options can be good news for MSPs that are looking to resell the platform as part of their own portfolio of services. It can be confusing for clients to sign into programs or services that don't look familiar to them. With the MSP branding on the site, clients are more comfortable utilizing the platform.

Microsoft Office 365 Backup Options

A growing number of backup providers promote Office  backup services to MSPs. Companies making recent moves in the market include HubStor and Veeam. Plus, additional options surfaced here.