Updated: February 9, 2015
Protect important data by using Azure Backup to back up data to, and recover data from Microsoft’s cloud, also known as Azure. You can manage cloud backups from the backup tools in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Azure Backup is now supported on Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit only), Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Whether using a server or personal computer, the experience for configuring, monitoring, and recovering backups to a local disk or to cloud storage, is similar and easy.