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Synology® Announces the 2.0 Beta Release of Active Backup for Office 365

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom — 6th March 2018 — Synology® Inc. today announced the beta release of Active Backup for Office 365 with added support for mail, contacts, and calendar protection on top of existing OneDrive for Business support, allowing businesses to control even more of their data in Microsoft Office 365.

"Since a rapidly growing number of businesses are moving their operations to the cloud, this is our first solution to comprehensively back up corporate data on a cloud provider," said Jia-Yu Liu, Director of Application Group at Synology Inc. "The Active Backup family of packages makes it effortless to consolidate data dispersed across physical, virtual, and cloud environments into a centralised backup solution. More Active Backup solutions to provide virtualisation and physical backup will be released in the near future."

Key features include:

Mail, contacts, and calendar data protection

Personal and shared mailboxes, along with their folder structure, and attachments can all be backed up, along with users' contacts and calendars. This allows businesses to efficiently protect and retain their data against potential loss, deletion, or malicious attack.

Granular restoration, search, and export

Efficiently filter by keyword with the new content search. From there, users can efficiently find the right email and restore and download a single file, mail, mail attachment, contact, and calendar events from a self-service recovery portal, without having to restore an entire backup. Users can preview details of an email or contact before executing restoration to ensure that users restore the intended item. 

Refined management capabilities

A redesigned dashboard for centralised management provides IT admins with transparency into real-time and historical protection of mail, contacts, calendar, and drive services, storage consumption caused by each service and top users, and historical transmission of data from a single interface. In addition, the account discovery feature now supports the automatic addition of newly-added users for mail, contacts, and calendar protection, saving the hassle of manual setup.

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Synology at a glance

Synology creates network-attached storage, IP surveillance solutions, and network equipment that transform the way users manage data, conduct surveillance, and manage networks in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, implement professional surveillance solutions, and manage networks in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.

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