the ongoing struggle: man vs machine
This is actually not the case. Microsoft have just made the feature difficult to find.
To find this option, you must search for “file history” from the start menu (previously known as the metro interface) and run it. Alternatively, you can find the file history program from the control panel in desktop mode.
Once the file history program loads, you will see the “System Image Backup” link at the bottom left of the screen. This gives access to the same backup interface that was available in Windows 7. No 3rd party software and no powershell scripts are required.