Just spent the last hour or so testing the backup and restore options in VBox.
1. The win 7 style backup and restore work as before with no problems, both image and files. I haven't tried System Recovery yet.
2. The Windows history is very easy to use compared to recovering files in Win 7 and the hourly backup is great.
3. Restoring the system and reset to factory need the installation disk. I wonder how that will work with OEM versions.
4. The new boot recovery menu is very user friendly, even the ominously named "Advanced Options".
For those of us who are Macrium fans. Macrium Free backup and restore works as expected.