Microsoft Teams and SharePoint get 'Files Restore' feature to combat data loss

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Microsoft Teams and SharePoint get 'Files Restore' feature to combat data loss

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new "Files Restore" feature for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams as part of Office 365. The new feature is aimed at preventing data loss by doing just as the name implies, allowing you to restore files that have been deleted. The real trump card is in its granularity, letting files be restored to any state from the past 30 days (via OnMSFT.

"Site owners will see a new "Restore this library" option within the library settings panel," Microsoft said in a blog post announcing the feature. "This can be used as a self-service to restore the files and folders in the library you suspect have been compromised by end-user deletion, file corruption, or malware infection – to any point in the past 30 days."

Going further, Files Restore will allow you to restore entire document libraries in the case of lots of files being deleted, corrupted, or infected by malware.

Microsoft is approaching Files Restore with a gradual rollout, first hitting SharePoint as part of Targeted Release for customers with Office 365. The goal, Microsoft says, is to have it in the hands of all Target Release customers by the end of April, with a full rollout for production Office 365 users by the end of May.

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