As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we often run into questions from clients regarding the importance of backing up Office 365 data and files as many are under the assumption that because the data is in the Cloud it is automatically protected. In fact, according to a recent article by Tech Target, nearly 40% of surveyed organizations don’t backup their Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, mistakenly thinking that SaaS environments don’t need backup or are already backed up by the provider. If your business uses Microsoft Office 365, you may be surprised to learn that the solution was not built to provide protection or long-time retention of your data. That means that without an enterprise-class backup solution in place, you’re leaving your O365 data vulnerable, including your files within Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Exchange and SharePoint Online. This post will uncover what those vulnerabilities are and how to protect against them with backups for Office 365.