Where does Microsoft 365 store your data? A detailed guide

Where Does Microsoft 365 Store Your Data? In today’s fast-paced digital world, data is the lifeblood of any organization. It is the foundation upon which decisions are made, strategies are formulated, and success is measured. As a user or admin of Microsoft 365, you have access to a powerful suite of tools that enable you to create, store, and manage your data with ease. But with so many applications and features, it can be challenging to know where your data is stored and how to access it.

This blog post will help you understand the various storage locations for Microsoft 365 applications so you can answer the question, Where does Microsoft 365 store your data?


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All Things M365 Compliance podcast EP15: DLP Part 2

In part two of our “All Things M365 Compliance” Data Loss prevention (DLP) mini-series, Ryan John Murphy and Nikki Chapple show you how to use the Conditions Builder to create advanced policies and rules. Safeguard confidential information, prevent sensitive data from leaving your organisation, and establish a robust data loss prevention defence system for your organization.

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All Things M365 Compliance podcast EP14: Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Part 1

In episode 14 of the “All Things M365 Compliance” podcast, Ryan John Murphy and Nikki Chapple demonstrate how to create Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies and rules. The episode covers important topics like the structure of DLP policies and rules, why they are a crucial part of the design process, and what outcomes to expect.

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How to keep up to date with Microsoft 365 Copilot

Staying up-to-date on the latest developments on Microsoft 365 Copilot is vital in today’s fast-paced world. However, keeping track of all the updates and changes can be time-consuming. But don’t worry! This blog will explain how to use Power Power Automate to send your personalized Microsoft 365 Copilot RSS news feed to a Microsoft ToDo list (or any location). Once set up, you will receive updates as soon as new content is published without spending endless hours searching for them. With this approach, you will always be up-to-date with the latest Microsoft 365 Copilot news and information, and you can say goodbye to the hassle of manually tracking updates.

This blog is your ultimate guide to staying ahead of the game, ensuring you never miss any crucial updates. Using Power Automate and RSS feeds, you can automatically add new and updated content to your To-Do list and be the first to know about any critical information. With this simple yet effective approach, you can stay in control and stay ahead of the curve.


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Retention vs. Archive vs. Backup: How to Manage and Govern Your Microsoft 365 Data

Are you struggling to manage your data in Microsoft 365? Do you want to avoid losing your data, violating regulations, or wasting storage space? If so, you need to know the differences between retention, archive, and backup. These are three data management options that can help you protect your data, comply with rules, and optimise your performance. But what are they exactly, and how do they work? In this article, I will answer these questions and more. I will explain the main features and benefits of each option, along with any risks involved. I will also provide some scenarios where you might want to use one or more of these options and how Microsoft solutions can support you.


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All Things M365 Compliance podcast EP10: Peter Rising | eDiscovery

In episode 10 of the All Things M365 Compliance podcast, Ryan John Murphy and Nikki Chapple chat with Peter about one of his favourite topics Microsoft Purview eDiscovery! Peter walks us through the Seven Stages of eDiscovery Premium. Subscribe today to receive valuable insights from Microsoft MVPs and other experts in Microsoft security and compliance.


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All Things M365 Compliance podcast EP11: Ru Campbell | Security & Compliance

In episode 11 of the All Things M365 Compliance podcast, Ryan John Murphy and Nikki Chapple talk to Ru Campbell about the importance of the Microsoft Zero Trust Model and extending and providing a defence in depth for Microsoft Security & Compliance. Subscribe today to receive valuable insights from Microsoft MVPs and other experts in Microsoft security and compliance.


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All Things M365 Compliance podcast EP12: Martin Lingstuyl | DLM & RM Coding/PowerShell

In episode 12 of the All Things M365 Compliance podcast, Ryan John Murphy and Nikki Chapple interview Martin Lingstuyl about his impressive coding work on Data Life Cycle Management. They discuss his expertise in verifying labels and fixing instances where labels were not applied accurately.  Subscribe today to gain a competitive edge and valuable insights.


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All Things M365 Compliance podcast EP13: App Governance with Viktor Hedburg

The latest instalment of the All Things M365 Compliance podcast has just been released. In this episode, Ryan John Murphy and Nikki Chapple talk with Microsoft Security MVP Viktor Hedberg about how Microsoft Cloud App Governance can enhance compliance and data security.  Subscribe now to gain valuable insights and stay ahead of the curve!


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How to add sensitivity labels to your existing Microsoft 365 Groups, Teams and SharePoint sites

How to add sensitivity labels to my existing groups, teams and sites? This was a question I was asked after one of my previous blogs on how to protect your groups, Teams and sites. If you only have a small number of groups, teams and sites, then it is easy to manually add the container sensitivity label to each group team or site. But what happens when you have thousands of groups, couples and sites?

Fortunately, there is a way to automate this task using PnP PowerShell. In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps needed first to analyze your existing groups, teams and site and then to programmatically apply container sensitivity labels to your existing Teams, Groups, and Sites in Microsoft 365 to help you protect your important data from unauthorized access and accidental sharing.


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