Below are a few highlights that can be found in the announcement document.
Additional Product Details
NetWorker 8.0 SP1 and NetWorker Module for Microsoft Applications 2.4 SP1 provide a number of new features:
Localization for French, Korean, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese (both binaries and documentation)
Support for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, and Hyper-V 2012, including Cluster Shared Volumes
Support for Microsoft applications running on Windows Server 2012
SharePoint Server 2013
SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later
SQL Server 2008 SP3 or later
SQL Server VDI multi-streaming support with Data Domain Boost and NetWorker Client Direct enabling up to 3X greater performance for SQL VDI backups to Data Domain.
VMware vSphere 5.1 support
FIPS 140-2 compliance
Bare Metal Recovery support for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), meant as the replacement for the BIOS firmware interface
Auto configuration of NDMP backups simplifies complex configuration tasks
Support for LTO6 tape devices and increased default block sizes for LTO2-6 tape devices to 256KB, thus providing up to 30% better write performance for remote connections and up to 15% better deduplication performance.
New Operating Systems supported
Windows Server 2012 (NetWorker server, storage node, client, and NetWorker Management Console)
Windows 8 (NetWorker client and NetWorker Management Console)
Apple MAC OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Fedora 17, 18
Both NetWorker 8.0 and NetWorker Module for Microsoft Applications 2.4 are orderable today. Both Service Packs will be made available under Directed Availability in December 2012. Apply with the NetWorker v8.0 SP1 Directed Availability Programon EMC Feedback Central to register.