All Backed Up

System Center Data Protecton Manager (DPM) and Essentials (SCE) dude ... as well as Husband, Father, Gamer, Geek, Scout leader, Christ follower and Microsoft marketeer

November, 2007

  • It's time for some fun - in High Definition

    Okay, with DPM's launch now complete, I am committed to getting some geek-fun back into my world. And it started with the epiphany that the video projector that I use for my gaming supports 1080 and I wasn't using it to its fullest capability. FYI...
  • DPM 2007 Launch - Day 2

    Things keep going well for DPM at IT Forum. The booth stays swamped with interested folks - and we have a great team of up to 4 DPM experts at the booth at a time -- and they are staying busy the whole time ! From my perspective, today was about the first...
  • DPM 2007 Launch - Day 0

    Pop Quiz - what could make a 9.5 hour flight from Dallas to Paris feel longer? Answer - A 3-hour delay before take-off, sitting in the aircraft. Yes, as an omen of all the good things that will come this week, we pulled away from the gate, tried to...
  • DPM 2007 Launch - Day 1

    Okay ... today was an awesome day for DPM ... we have launched! It started with the Executive Keynote ... actually it started with my 5:30AM alarm clock going off. Past that ... Executive Keynote - Bob Kelly, Corporate Vice President Bob talked...
  • Am headed to Barcelona - DPM 2007 is launching !!!

    DPM 2007 has RTM'd ... and announced at Storage Networking World in Dallas in October. DPM 2007 is generally available this month (November) - making its way to distributors, channel partners and Microsoft licensing vehicles as we speak. But now...
  • DPM 2007 Launch - Day 5 - we are launched!

    We are done ... and so am I. I have three more speaking slots to do today and, as the saying goes, " I am leaving it all on the field ."   MGT18-IS - Advanced Features of DPM 2007 - Interactive Q&A After a few sleep-deprived nights...
  • DPM 2007 Launch - Day 3

    We are half-way through Launch Week ... and things are continuing to stay exciting. The booth is continually swamped - and while this will sound bias, it is one the busiest booths in the Microsoft pavilion.  Yeah, I know that's like saying that my...
  • DPM 2007 Launch - Day 4

    As we come into the home stretch, I have three speaking engagements today and three more tomorrow. When asked why I don't share these with other speakers, my answer is two-fold: 1) I came to Microsoft 23 months ago for DPM2007, so I want to put my own...