The October 2016 Azure Backup update for Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent is now available

The October 2016 Azure Backup update for the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent is now available for download. The new features, improvements, and fixes for Azure Backup that are provided in the October 2016 update for Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) agent are detailed in the following KB article:

3196148Azure Backup Update for Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent: October 2016 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3196148)

The MARS agent is used by both Microsoft Azure Backup and Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to transfer data to Azure. Please note that this is the first update of the Microsoft Azure Backup for MARS agent that officially supports System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (SC DPM). This update is required for several features of DPM 2016 such as Modern Backup Storage to work seamlessly together with Azure Backup.

J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PM
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group