On December 16, 2014 we announced that you can now backup the data from Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 machines, using Azure Backup. This is extremely useful for any of us who may not touch base in a specific office on a regular basis. I am constantly on the road away from the office and away from the pile of USB drives I use to backup all the data I carry with me.
Let see how we set that up.
Setup the backup Vault
First, in your Azure Subscription, login to the portal and click New in the action bar, than Data Services, Recovery Services, Backup Vault and quick create