AvePoint Confidence Platform December 2023 Updates

Post Date: 12/03/2023
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We just launched some important new updates to the AvePoint Confidence Platform! This release introduces new and improved functionality and features focused on security, insights, automation, and governance. Here’s a look at what’s new for December 2023:

AvePoint Cloud Backup

What’s New in Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365?

Cloud Backup now offers an optimized restore experience for objects with unusual activity or under potential ransomware attack with restore suggestions available to help guide users through the recovery process. A new hybrid backup mode is available to provide a more comprehensive backup solution for those that need to use both app profile and service accounts. Mailbox backup has been extended to allow for the backing up and restoration of mailbox recoverable items, so you can back up not only your primary mailbox, but also items such as the deletions, purges, and discovery hold subfolders. Plus, if you use the Bring Your Own Storage (BYOS) option, new intelligent tiering will optimize storage costs, and AvePoint hosted Amazon S3 Storage is now available as a default storage option.

What’s New in Cloud Backup for Salesforce?

New metadata monitoring alerts will now notify you of Salesforce metadata changes. Increased backup scope customizations will now allow you to create plans that more closely fit your specific needs and improve backup job performance. When creating a sandbox seeding template, additional filtering options are available to narrow the scope of objects added to seeding profiles and decrease the time it takes to spin up test environments. Plus, record IDs can now be imported in a CSV file to bulk add objects to their profiles, and API Usage Reports now display API usage in real-time and include both running and completed backup jobs.

What’s New in Cloud Backup for Google Workspace?

Improved GDPR Compliance Features: when responding to data subject access and data deletion requests, you can now delete data from multiple users at the same time. Plus, AvePoint hosted Amazon S3 Storage is now available as a default storage option in Cloud Backup for Google Workspace.

What’s New in Cloud Backup for IaaS + PaaS?

Account Management settings are now available to create security groups with custom permission scopes, ensuring that users within groups inherit group permissions automatically while enforcing role-based access with audit capabilities, regional operation delegation, and more granular control over restore functions.

Cloud Backup Account Management

AvePoint-hosted Amazon S3 storage is now available as an AvePoint default storage option for both Trial and Enterprise subscriptions. We’ve included Backup and export of Azure Sign-in Logs and Audit Logs allowing you to perform in-depth analysis, as well as improvements to our Microsoft Entra ID service, which now supports backup and restoration of extension attributes for users, groups, administrative units, applications, and devices. This provides more power and flexibility, ensuring all aspects of Entra ID entities are preserved during the data recovery processes. Plus, native Azure SQL backup monitoring and configuration is now available.

What’s New in AvePoint Cloud Governance?

Power Automate Renewals

Apply renewal profiles to Power Automate flows to ensure that the flow contacts, access, and metadata are kept up to date over the lifecycle of the flow. Escalation profiles are also available to help ensure that the users responsible for the flows complete their renewal tasks.

MyHub Power Automate

Power Platform Feature Enhancements

Cloud Governance continues to expand its automated governance strategy for Power Platform with the following new features:

  • Manual Import for PowerBI Workspaces and Power Automate Flows
  • Deactivated contact election profiles for Power Platform Environments, PowerBI Workspaces and Power Automate Flows
  • Stage Profiles support for Power App renewals

Workspace Renewal Guidance 

This release introduces enhanced end-user guidance for greater understanding of each step of the renewal process to ensure completion and accuracy of renewals. Renewal profile guidance will be available for Microsoft Teams, M365 Groups, and SharePoint sites, and can be created in your preferred language.

Governance renewal profile

Plus, additional dynamic service types are now available in dynamic service request forms including: Site Collection Lifecycle, Guest User Lifecycle, and Change Contact Service.

What’s New in AvePoint Fly?

Mappings and mapping errors can now be categorized by assigning customized color categories.

AvePoint Fly color categories

The new audit log allows users to see what actions are being performed from a migration operator perspective.

AvePoint Fly auditor

Plus, Fly can now migrate Power Apps that have replaced the native SharePoint list form when performing SharePoint migrations.

AvePoint Fly migrate Power Apps

What’s New in AvePoint EnPower?

Enhanced Cloud Governance Integration

Power Automate cloud flows can now be managed with renewal profiles and contact election profiles created in Cloud Governance. Plus, workflow triggers can now be applied for Power Automate flows (in addition to Apps and Environments). The triggers will monitor renewal times, the phase of renewal, and changes in the metadata of that flow to support more complex workflows.

Power Platform Connection Dashboard

Monitor connection usage and status on the new Connection dashboard. The dashboard provides enhanced insights with a summary of key statistics categorized by tenant, container, parent environment, name, type, and status.

EnPower Dashboard

Power Platform DLP Analysis and Violations Report

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policy impact analysis is now available for you to preview the impact on the resources in an environment before you apply a DLP policy. Once the DLP policies are set up, EnPower now offers a new automated notification system to notify App and Flow owners of violations.

EnPower Policy

What’s New in AvePoint Opus?

AvePoint Opus for Storage Optimization

Content source trees can now be searched by site collection name.

Opus Storage Optimization

AvePoint Opus for Information Lifecycle

This release introduces manual approval process enhancements.

A quick comment can now be added when an item is rejected. Admins can set a standard set of rejection reasons that users can select for consistency. Plus, admins can choose when a comment should be required.

Opus comment setting

Up to 100 items can now be displayed on each page of the records for review page, so you will now be able to see and action more items from a single page. Manual approval emails are easier to create with the ability to copy existing templates to create new ones. Plus, the Waiting for Disposal page can now have all records selected across multiple pages.

What’s New in AvePoint Policies and Insights?

What’s New in AvePoint Policies?

Create global-level and rule-level custom email templates for administrators and end users, and assign different email templates to different rules for more accurate (or company-specific) end-user guidance.

Policies Template

New rules now allow you to restrict sharing links with Edit permissions that are created by or shared with specific users, and you can immediately remove those links when they’re shared with everyone or anonymously or downgrade the links to “view” when they’re targeted at specific users. Plus, you can now set a target number of owners for each site.

Policies Rule

What’s New in AvePoint Insights?

Enhanced Navigation for Key Data Insights

Admins can now configure if they want to highlight high-risk data that matches the sensitivity conditions set in Insights. This feature will allow admins to quickly eliminate false positives and decide whether further action is needed.

Insights Setting

Manual Site and File Owner Reporting

Insights now supports the ability to manually push permission reports to document or site owners directly from the Insights dashboard. This is a quick and easy way for security admins to request a review of potentially sensitive content without having to be subject matter experts themselves.

Detailed Record Enhancements and Simplified Summaries

Risk Analysis now offers built-in views for each workspace, displayed in tiles under All Views where you can configure filter conditions, save new views, and add views as favorites. Plus, the Risk Analysis Detailed Information pages allow you to view permissions, statistics, activities, and details on the individual record level to provide the tools needed to understand what is happening within each individual record. Plus, Insights now provides a new Web API to export detailed records.

Have you signed up for the Account Portal? It’s where you go to access user guides, release notes, how-to videos, free trials, and more! The info you need for this release can be found by simply clicking around the portal. Signing up is easy, and navigating is even easier!


Esther is AvePoint's Director of Technical Writing.

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