Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Self-Service Web Portal release

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Self-Service Web Portal release

Last year with the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, I created a basic web portal which showed the possibilities available via the RESTful API included in the product. This was built as an example in about 3 weeks and has led to several Veeam Service Providers building their own offering based on my example. The past few months, I have been getting great feedback on what I could add or finetune and today I am (somewhat) proud to announce the next version (v2) to be available after 2 months of development!

The code is available via my personal GitHub and on VeeamHub.

Where the first release had a focus on showing how to leverage all API calls (including management of backup jobs, proxies, repositories and organizations), there has been a major change with the creation of version 2.

Version 2 has a focus on the important aspect for a Service Provider: Self-Service for tenant admins!

If you login as a VBO server administrator you’ll still get a dashboard showing you several stats as seen in the screenshot below.

Additionally as an administrator you’ll be able to see an overview of your infrastructure related to organizations, proxies, repositories, licensing information and a history on restore sessions.

Besides an overview you’ll also be able to perform restores for any organization related to Exchange, OneDrive or SharePoint.

A tenant administrator however won’t be able to see the infrastructure and will only see the option to perform a restore for Exchange, OneDrive or SharePoint. By using the date and time picker he is able to start a point in time restore and perform the restore either directly to the orignal location or as an export (MSG/PST for e-mail, plain/ZIP file for OneDrive and SharePoint).

Feedback and any bugs you may find are welcome, either via Twitter or GitHub. The code is distributed under the MIT license.

Niels Engelen
Working as a Global Technologist in Product Strategy for Veeam Software with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Niels is as a VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV 4, 5, 6) and a Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA). Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.
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