Backup Exec 2012 Redesign
I want to thank the Connect user community for your clear feedback on the Backup Exec 2012 redesign. We were deeply impressed by your comments and we've taken action. Now that we've collected and implemented your suggestions, we've closed the comments on Bulbous' original thread but preserved them for the historical record.
You prompted the events detailed in this blog, this SearchStorage.com article and drove these changes into the next release. If you'd like to see them playing out in real life, sign up for the Beta program here.
- The new BE 2012 requires too many clicks
- Ability to bundle multiple servers in a single job
- Option for a job centric view in BE 2012
- Backing up more than one server per job with BE 2012
- How to append multiple jobs to tape with BE 2012
- Job Monitor is Back in BE 2012!
- Training and information on the new User Interface and processes in BE 2012
- Support for Oracle 11 R2 on Linux
- Continued Support for BE 2010
The Connect forums remain a primary venue for users to interact with each other and with us, where we are committed to providing answers and receiving constructive and detailed feedback. Criticism without detail doesn't move the conversation forward so please be specific when you contribute. Come with questions, leave with answers, maybe help someone else out while you are here.
You've made Backup Exec the industry standard for physical, virtual and legacy system protection. We're driven by your participation. What do you think?
Impressions of BackupExec 2012
Is it just me, or does anyone else absolutely HATE the redesign of Backup Exec? I have worked with BE since version 8, and I have become acutely familiar with the menus, where everything is, and how it works.
This redesign of the UI reminds me of the differences between Microsoft Office 2003 and Office 2007, only much worse. Menus are now hidden behind other menus, and everything has a completely counter-intuitive feel.
At first, I thought that the feeling would pass as I grew more familiar with the product, but in fact my dislike has grown as I have found more issues.
Does anyone else feel the same way?