Backup is absolutely a must have for any computer user. I have seen lots n lots of users who don’t even know what backup is or even if their system could crash. They only come to know that they must have regular backup just after their system has crashed. This is why network administrators wonder why Windows doesn’t include a simple backup solution.
There’s some good news for everyone that Microsoft is planning to integrate an online cloud backup solution integrated within Windows 8. The latest job posting that I talked about previously and another one suggest that Microsoft will integrate an online cloud backup solution based on Microsoft Azure platform. It’s still not clear whether Microsoft will offer this as a free service or a paid one.
I suggest that Microsoft should also include other online cloud backup services as an option so that it’s easier for people to purchase a service for their backup needs.