Great news today
Windows Azure Backup is now generally available!
Windows Azure Backup helps you protect important server data off-site with automated backup and restoration.
You can manage backups using familiar backup tools in the Windows Server operating system or the Data Protection Manager component of Microsoft System Center.
Backups are encrypted and stored off-site in Windows Azure, reducing the need to secure and protect on-site backup media. Authorized users can easily recover backups to any server.
If you are already using Windows Azure Backup in preview, you may wish to upgrade to the latest version of the Backup agent by following the steps in the agent upgrade notification, which is visible in the backup console of your servers.
For more information, visit the Windows Azure Backup webpage.