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    September 2016

    Sep 26

    Backup policy management for Azure VM backup in a Recovery Services vault

    Azure backup now supports edit and delete on existing Azure VM backup policies in a Recovery Services vault.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features

    July 2016

    Jul 29

    Azure Backup and Log Analytics updates

    New features for certain services in Microsoft Operations Management Suite are now available.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features

    May 2016

    May 26

    General availability: Azure Backup in the Azure portal

    With the release of Azure Backup on the Azure portal, customers can seamlessly back up virtual machines under the newly introduced recovery services vault.

    • Azure Backup
    • Services

    October 2015

    Oct 15

    General availability: Azure Backup support for application workloads

    Azure Backup can now back up your on-premises application workloads, including SQL Server, Hyper-V virtual machines, SharePoint, and Exchange.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    Oct 7

    Azure Backup enables backup of large volumes, VMs, databases, and more

    Azure Backup increased the size of data sources that can be protected to 54400 GB.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features

    September 2015

    Sep 17

    General availability: Azure Backup can protect IaaS VMs running on Windows or Linux

    Azure Backup performs online backups of Azure IaaS virtual machines running on Windows and Linux, and restores them as needed.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features

    June 2015

    Jun 9

    Azure Backup available in new regions

    Azure Backup is now available in the following regions: Central US, North Central US, South Central US, East US2, Brazil South.

    • Azure Backup
    • Regions & Datacenters

    May 2015

    May 4

    Announcing Microsoft Operations Management Suite

    The Microsoft Operations Management Suite is the IT management solution for the era of the cloud; a single solution, built to manage your entire enterprise environment regardless of location, operating system, hypervisors, or cloud provider choices.

    • Automation
    • Azure Backup
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    March 2015

    Mar 26

    General Availability: Azure Backup

    Azure Backup helps you protect files and folders by providing multiple copies in multiple geographies.

    • Azure Backup
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Mar 26

    Public Preview: Protect IaaS VMs with Azure Backup

    Azure expands the protection for IaaS VMs. In addition to protecting on-premises data to Azure, Azure Backup can perform online backups of Azure IaaS VMs for Windows and Linux operating systems, and restore them as needed.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    Mar 26

    Save up to 80% with Azure Backup instance-based pricing

    Effective April 1, 2015, the Azure Backup service will be charged based on the size of each protected server in increments of 500 GB. Additionally, Azure Storage will be charged for separately providing the benefit of lower storage costs over time.

    • Azure Backup
    • Pricing & Offerings

    February 2015

    Feb 18

    Azure Backup increases features and supports additional DPM workloads

    Azure Backup added support for an increased number of policies and long-term retention. Offline Backup uses the Azure Import service to reduce the time needed to load large backup copies. SharePoint, Exchange, and Windows client operating systems are supported DPM workloads that can be backed up to Azure.

    • Azure Backup
    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Features
    • Services

    December 2014

    Dec 18

    Azure Backup support for client operating systems

    Azure Backup enables customers to back up files and folders from computers running Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7 to Azure.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features

    November 2014

    Nov 14

    Azure Backup available in Australia

    Azure Backup is now available in Australia with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in other regions worldwide.

    • Azure Backup
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services

    August 2014

    Aug 21

    Azure Backup Available In Japan East and Japan West

    Azure Backup is now available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.

    • Azure Backup
    • Regions & Datacenters

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