Best Office 365 backup for 170 person company?

We want to ditch our on-premise Exchange 2007 for Office 365.  

I'm just now reading up on the various plans, but I have the impression that backup/restore of user mailboxes is not included.

I have the impression that although Microsoft has disaster recovery, it's for them, not for us.  

I believe there are 3rd party solutions, but I was curious what's most common/appropriate for a company of our size?

Perhaps we are spoiled: we have AppAssure's Replay so we can restore files & mailboxes from hourly incremental backups.

Thanks for steering me in the right direction,
Mike
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
I've known a few users who are happy with Cloud Daily.  Supports Office 365, Google Apps, and quite a few others.

http://www.cloudally.com/

They have a free trial.
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h1r0Commented:
Just get an e plan or add Microsoft exchange archiving and your users have unlimited mailbox size ply you get e discovery tools.  Change your deleted items policy and or configure legal hold and you should be good.
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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantCommented:
Hi

Please see here:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2011/12/16/office-365-backup-amp-recovery.aspx

For any client that I have that doesnt want to rely on the above we use http://www.cloudally.com/.

Thanks
Mark
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Allen FalconCEO & Pragmatic EvangelistCommented:
Backupify, Spanning, and others are moving into the O365 Space as well, but it appears CloudAlly has a more complete solution today.
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mike2401Author Commented:
Thanks h1r0 ; I'm looking at the E-plans right now.  

We're really not concerned about unlimited sized mailboxes.  Rather, we're interested in being able to restore a mailbox to the way it was yesterday or last week.

I can't wait to see what type of options exist within MS, without resorting to 3rd party solutions.

I'm also curious about what techniques are available should a smartphone user do a bad sync to contacts and scramble them.  I'd love to simply get everything back the way it was yesterday.  This scenario isn't "delete's per say", but bad edits/overwrites.

Thanks for the tip,
Mike
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mike2401Author Commented:
Thank you everyone!  I'm  comparing the exchange only level 2 vs. E3 right now to see if that will work.  We really don't have a desire to replicate all the mailboxes onto our servers.  We really were just interested in recovering to various points in time.  So much to investigate, but really cool options!  Thanks!
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