BackupAssist v9.3.0Developer Cortex I.T. have just announced the latest point release of BackupAssist, and it's a version we're highly recommending you upgrade to. In addition to the usual minor tweaks and improvements, there are two particularly good reasons we recommend you upgrade...
  • FIX: An important fix for Exchange backups - this release fixes a recently discovered issue concerning Exchange backups.
  • NEW: Great new restore search feature - a brand new feature to make even lighter work of locating your backed up files and folders.

BackupAssist v9.0Exciting stuff this morning - the latest major version of the ever-popular BackupAssist has been made live on our site and there's lots in it to talk about. A couple of notes before I go in to the highlights...
  • If your current licence is expired, you have until precisely Midnight tonight to take advantage of our renewals promotion!
  • Thanks so much to all who participated in the beta test phase - we had a great response and it's been a huge help in ensuring this release is the best it possibly can be.

BackupAssist beta testingOur Australian friends over at BackupAssist have been working hard to make sure v9 is the best release yet. They could however, really do with your help in testing the Beta version (released this morning) to make sure it's as good as it possible can be come the final release. As the distributor we like to provide as much feedback as we can, but we also rely on the fantastic response we always receive from customers and partners to help make sure we've got the broadest testing base. Please note -  As a beta product, we do not recommend using this version of BackupAssist v9 on live or production machines.

Windows 10Unless you've been living on a remote island for the last couple of weeks, and also covering up your Windows task bar every time you use your computer, you probably know that Windows 10 is now available to the masses. Yes, Microsoft's new flagship desktop O/S is upon us in all of it's glory. It'll take some time to see whether the hype was justified, and of course to discover the new features (and quirks), but if you've already upgraded or are thinking about doing so, you'll no doubt be keen to know how it interacts with our products. In this update I'll detail what level of support (if any) is currently offered for each of the products we distribute.

BackupAssist version 8 The Aussie developers over at BackupAssist have been hard at work on the latest major release of their popular backup software for small businesses, and I'm pleased to be letting you know it's now available for download. This release is packed with new features and in this post we'll pick out both the highlights and a couple of important notes you should be aware of.

I'm a little ashamed to admit that the public launch of Microsoft's SQL Server 2014, on any Product Manager's dream launch date of April 1st, managed to somehow completely pass me by.  This did however, make it all the more impressive when our friends over at BackupAssist announced they've already implemented support for it in their latest version of their fantastic backup software for small businesses. This now officially expands BackupAssist SQL support to include: SQL 2014, SQL 2012, SQL 2008/R2 and SQL 2005.

BackupAssist Backup Software - New VideoJust a quick one to let you know I've just added a video with the shortest possible explanation I can manage of why BackupAssist should be of interest if you're a small business (or work with one). I hope you enjoy this latest addition to our Youtube channel - please hit the subscribe button if you'd like to be notified of future updates.

http://www.zensoftware.co.uk/blogresources/2012/11/ba7Beta_box.pngOne of the most noticeable changes in version 7 of BackupAssist is how it looks and feels, so I thought I'd use this first of two preview posts to take an early look at the new interface in a little more detail. Earlier iterations of BackupAssist have often been praised for their simple interface layout and ease of use, so when I first heard that the developers were looking to improve on this for version 7, I'll admit to being a little apprehensive!