Microsoft Syntex to Launch New PAYG Backup and Restore Solution for Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint

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Microsoft relaunched its Syntex service with a broad set of AI-powered tools to automate content creation, indexing, and discovery at Ignite 2022. The company also plans to introduce a Pay-as-You-Go (PAYG) backup and restore service for Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint as part of its Syntex suite.

With this release, Microsoft Syntex will enable users to back up their content across OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, and Exchange Online. Enterprise customers will use an Azure subscription to pay for the resource consumption required for performing backup and restore operations. Microsoft ensures the high availability of backups and tight integration with the content policies of the organization.

“Whether you need malware protection or preserved file copies from a particular point in time, Syntex backup can help. It preserves the state of your cloud—across Syntex, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange—so that you can get back to information from the last quarter, the last month, or the last decade with ease, keeping your backup stored conveniently in the Microsoft Cloud,” explained Seth Patton, General Manager for Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Syntex to Launch New PAYG Backup and Restore Solution for Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint
Content restore in Syntex

Microsoft Syntex backup and restore tool vs third-party services

There are several advantages of using the Syntex backup and restore solution for Microsoft 365 customers. First up, the OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange data is stored in Microsoft’s data centers which should speed up the backup and recovery process as compared to third-party services. Moreover, it will help to reduce operational costs and the price for organizations. Microsoft can also improve the functionality of its applications to make them work better with the backup solution.

However, Microsoft didn’t specify if the new backup tool would be able to deal with encrypted data, such as Office documents and Exchange messages. If so, Microsoft Syntex will provide additional value to attract businesses as compared to other services. At launch, the service will provide limited coverage of Microsoft 365 data and it remains to be seen when the company adds support for additional workloads.

Microsoft has yet to share details about the cost and functionality of the new backup tool in Microsoft Syntex. We hope that the company will provide more information when the pay-as-you-go billing functionality becomes available for some Microsoft Syntex services in preview later this month.