Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Veeam just announced a new free product – Veeam Endpoint Backup Free.
As the Name implies the product is going to be free. So what exactly can it do?
Well Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is a product that allows you to back p your Windows-based computers to an internal or external hard drive, a NAS share or a Veeam Backup Repository.

It supports Windows 7 and later and Windows Server 2008 and later. The product is completely standalone and is not part of Veeam Backup & Replication.
The Product allows for recovery of files, Volumes or an entire bare metal recovery (using a recovery boot media) all based on scheduled backups or log off & logon triggers.

The Product should hot Beat in November and be available in early 2015.

All this does make me wonder if Veeam will add agent based backups to Veeam Backup & Recovery in the future? I know their goal is VM based backup but an agent could solve issues even with in virtual backups (VMware snapshot latency for example).
For now we’ll just have to and see.

You can read the anouncment on Veeam’s website