Incomparable Veeam Back-up for Microsoft 365 v6a

Another release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 provides a significant change to just how we protect Microsoft Teams chats information. Starting from V6A we shall back up Group chats utilizing the freshly released Groups Export APIs . What really does it mean for you personally and how to plan this new release?

 <h2>          <span id="The_legacy_approach_to_Teams_backup_is_retiring">     The legacy method of Teams backup is usually retiring     </span>          </h2>     

Technically, Teams chat backup is definitely a challenge because there have been simply no specific APIs to gain access to and obtain messages. Since we released Teams support, we just could shield the chats by burning the text messages from the TeamsMessageData folder of the Swap group mailbox. Microsoft utilized this concealed folder to archive messages delivered inside a united team channel or even between individual users or even groups. In the last couple of months, Microsoft has began applying a lot more restrictions for usage of this folder which occasionally caused problems with Teams protection for the customers. These restrictions will be put on everyone in two months

 <h2>          <span id="The_future_-_Teams_Export_APIs">     The near future - Groups Export APIs     </span>          </h2>     

Some time ago, Microsoft introduced a fresh group of Teams Export APIs made to access team chats directly and obtain messages directly from the underlying Cosmos DB services that hosts the chats. By Oct. of this year 1, Microsoft will totally deprecate any usage of the TeamsMessageData folder and Groups Export APIs will stay the only method to go for dealing with Teams message information in the future.

 <a href="https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/teams-protected-apis" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank" rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer">     The APIs are shielded     </a>      also to enable them in your Microsoft 365 tenant you should be granted exclusive accessibility and permissions. And in addition Microsoft charges their clients for making use of these APIs.

 <h2>          <span id="How_this_underlying_change_will_affect_your_Teams_backup">     How this underlying alter will affect your Groups backup     </span>          </h2>     

Once you upgrade to the upcoming Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6a, your Team chats will lengthier be supported by default no. Note – this only pertains to chats, the others of Teams information, including metadata, stations, tabs, membership and files, will still be protected.

Why did we do that? Because you want to be sure that none of you obtain unexpected costs or mistakes and caution notifications in your job opportunities. As you’ll further have the ability to go through, backing up chats will demand preparations working for you and includes additional costs which will have to be paid to Microsoft.

To create it visible and very clear for you, in V6The, we’re adding processing choices for Microsoft Groups -chats are actually a separate choice that you could enable or disable per group when configuring your backup tasks:

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Additionally, if you’re around continue protecting Team chats for just about any of your teams, you will have to reconfigure your company and explicitly choose the option to back upward Team chats:

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Team chats back-up is supported limited to organizations using the contemporary app-only authentication and is within the Default (Worldwide) area. So, on another methods of the wizard, Veeam Back-up for Microsoft 365 will verify if your company satisfies the authentication and area requirements and when the provided app gets the required permissions.

 <h2>          <span id="The_cost">     The price     </span>          </h2>     

Charges for using Groups Export APIs apply per tenant per information and be determined by the license design used. Veeam Back-up for Microsoft 365 will support Design B , meaning that protection of Groups message data can cost you $0.00075 for each message. Of per month at the end, the amount allocated to making use of the APIs will undoubtedly be contained in your invoice from Microsoft – Veeam itself will not apply any charges.

And I know your next question will be “How do i estimate my costs?”. Presently, the best way is always to decide what group chats are crucial for your business, browse the average usage stats, and perform some calculations manually. Microsoft Groups admin center offers you usage reviews on the amount of channel messages delivered and replies to these communications which you can use as a schedule for your calculations:

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 <h2>          <span id="How_to_apply_for_access_to_the_protected_APIs">     How exactly to apply for usage of the secured APIs     </span>          </h2>     

Microsoft offers a particular form you need to fill in to use for usage of Teams Export APIs:

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The following listing will assist you to fill in the proper execution quickly:

 <ul>          <li>     Publisher name
 <ul>          <li>     Veeam Software program     </li>     
 </ul>          </li>     
 <li>     Application name
 <ul>          <li>     Put the title of the app that you utilize to include your Microsoft 365 company to the VB365 scope. It could be discovered by you in the Azure Energetic Directory admin middle -&gt; App registrations     </li>     
 </ul>          </li>     
 <li>     Application ID(s) make it possible for permissions for (GUID, semicolon separated)
 <ul>          <li>     Put the application form (customer) ID of the app that you utilize to include your Microsoft 365 business to the VB365 scope. You can get it in the Azure Energetic Directory admin middle -&gt; App registrations -&gt; Summary of your app:     </li>     
 </ul>          </li>     

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 <ul>          <li>     Which category greatest describes the application (select one)
 <ul>          <li>     Select “Back-up/restore”     </li>     
 </ul>          </li>     
 <li>     Why does the application need read usage of all text messages in the tenant? (In the event that you don’t, you don’t need usage of protected APIs)
 <ul>          <li>     To permit for backup/security of Teams message information     </li>     
 </ul>          </li>     
 <li>     Information retention (select one):
 <ul>          <li>     Select “It really is apparent to any admin setting up this app that it'll create a copy of Microsoft Groups messages”     </li>     
 </ul>          </li>     
 <li>     Do you know the tenant ID’s that application needs to operate in? (GUID, semicolon-divided. If you’re creating software for other companies to utilize, include “all”).
 <ul>          <li>     Put the tenant ID of one's Microsoft 365 corporation that you secure with VB365. You could find it in the Azure Energetic Directory admin middle -&gt; Summary of your tenant:     </li>     
 </ul>          </li>     

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The access is supplied by Microsoft in a few days usually, but it might take up to fourteen days or longer sometimes, so arrange for applying in advance.

 <h2>          <span id="TlDr_check-list">     Tl;Dr check-checklist     </span>          </h2>     

 <ul>          <li>     In Veeam Back-up      <em>     for Microsoft 365     </em>      v6a, switches to the brand new Groups Export APIs for communications data protection     </li>     
 <li>     To keep protecting Groups channel chats, you should:
 <ul>          <li>     Incomparable additional costs     </li>     

for usage of APIs from Microsoft

  • Apply
  • Reconfigure your company in Veeam Back-up for Microsoft 365
  • Reconfigure your Teams backup work


For those who have any relevant queries on the upcoming adjustments, you’re welcome to create them on Veeam Forums .