It's really happening. We remain on track to release the two new Service Packs for Backup Exec 2010 and Backup Exec 2012 before the end of July.
I know it has been a difficult situation waiting for us to get support out for Windows Server 2012. Matt has a separate blog on that topic. I just want to highlight that our say/do quotient has changed since BE2012 was launched, and we are definitely making progress.
Here's a quick revisit of the timeline:
Last fall we reorganized ourselves around three priorities that deliver on the data protection job customers hire us to do:
1. Platform Support. A backup product without modern platform support is not worth a knob of goatspit. We can fix that.
2. Quality. When customer support gets overwhelmed, customer delight levels are low. We can fix that, and we can make it easier to work with us.
3. Seamless Migration. We're putting the features back in that longtime users depended on (like the jobs monitor and multi-server jobs). We can fix this.
Then this spring we said we'd go into beta in May. We did.
We said we'd deliver the two Service Packs in July. We expect to.
The seamless migration release is still the third priority, but we're evaluating schedules right now to be sure we have platform support right with Windows Server 2012 R2 and vSphere 5.5. We expect to have something to share in August.
And finally, for those of you out there thinking about migrating up to Backup Exec 2012, or wanting to learn more about what you have, we're running a special at the Backup Exec Tech Center. Use code FREEBE6 and knock yourself out on the tons of free training content!