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James McKey | 03 Jan 2012

(EDITED 2012-01-30: Changed to state the download is now available and highlighted the available video download)

The gold build of Backup Exec 2012 is now available for immediate download as part of the First Availability program. If you have maintenance for Backup Exec (or are a partner) then you can sign-up using the following link:

Backup Exec 2012 - First Availability

Below are some of the key new feature capabilities:

New User Experience

  • Resource-centric management, with a focus on management by exception and ease of deployment
  • Easy data lifecycle management
  • Simplified Scheduling
  • Simplified restore experience – Restore Wizards help you decide what, when, and how to restore applications and data
  • Storage Management Improvements – Graphical visibility into backup...
James McKey | 25 Oct 2010 | 4 comments

UPDATE (May 5th, 2011): As per the 1st comment below, this is now ‘gold’ and it is also now included with Backup Exec 2010 R3 which you can now get via Fileconnect or as Trialware at

As part of an initiative based on feedback from various customers and partners, we are completing work on a Backup Exec plug-in for VMware (vSphere 4.x). The idea is to allow the VMware administrator to see the status of backups for all Virtual Machines in the environment and help determine if anything has been missed.

If you currently have the latest version of Backup Exec (2010) and a VMware vSphere solution, and are interested in getting a “First Look” to try out the new plugin, please send us an e-mail at james_mckey@...