Earlier this week, I sat down with our friends at Total Wine to talk about how they are using System Center.   

It's one of the first times that I've gotten to talk about technology and 'wine' instead of 'whine" - so check out the TechNet Radio interview where we covered:

SC Data Protection Manager - replacing previous backup solutions that were unreliable and making backups 'fun'

SC Virtual Machine Manager - as the Total Wine Hyper-V deployment continues rolling out

SC Operations Manager - as the nerve center of all of TW's Microsoft and in-house applications

SC Configuration Manager - for deploying everything from new applications to replacement servers in remote stores

The audio shows 1 hour, but only the first 22 minutes are System Center with Total Wine - the rest is a Microsoft TechNet October Security Bulletins.

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If you'd like to lock in to the DPM portion of the case study, there is about 3 minutes of good introduction on Total Wine's business and infrastructure - and DPM 2007 is covered from around 3:30 until 9:30.

To learn more about DPM and the rest of System Center in use at Total Wine - check out the Microsoft case study.

Our sincere thanks to Todd Slan and Robert DeSantos at Total Wine for allowing Microsoft System Center to partner with them in helping them manage the Total Wine infrastructure.

-- Jason