Q. Can I use Azure Backup to backup system state from Windows Server?

A. Yes. Azure Backup can now support backing up the system state directly from Windows Server using the built-in Windows Backup feature. The backup is first taken locally to the machine, compressed then sent to Azure Backup where numerous recovery points can be stored and the local temporary backup removed. To restore a new Windows Server is deployed, the Azure Backup agent installed and then a backup can be selected to be restored which would restore the backup state to the OS instance replacing the system state and thereby completing the restoration.