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  • Blog Post: Favorite TechEd Australia and New Zealand moments

    I really enjoy giving sessions at TechEd – and the international events are great for giving me different perspectives on bandwidth, regulatory compliance, etc.  Over the past two weeks, I gave 6 breakout sessions ( AU sessions & NZ sessions ), did a few podcasts, press interviews, etc. In fact...
  • Blog Post: What would you ask the DPM developers ?

    In just a few weeks, I am flying to India to visit with the parts of the DPM Development Team that are based in Hyderabad. Am excited about this trip for a few reasons: 1) I've never been to India 2) We are going to connect around the final feature set for DPM 2007 Service Pack 1 . I've already...
  • Blog Post: New interview on Bytes by TechNet

    “Listen or watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews today!”   Get insights or IT solutions from IT Professionals and the latest Microsoft news in a fun and practical format. Watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews featuring influential IT Professionals, from the community and Microsoft, around a variety of topics...
  • Blog Post: TechTarget write-up on DPM 2010

    Hi DPM Fans !! Yesterday, we did a TechNet webcast on what is coming in just a few weeks with the Release Candidate for DPM 2010. Well, “ Good news travels fast ”, as our friends at SearchWindowsServer.com (Tech Target) have already done a write-up on what they heard. Other than one misspelling of “DMP...
  • Blog Post: Learn about DPM 2010 protecting data to the Iron Mountain cloud

    In May, I am happy to hang out with my friends from Iron Mountain in two events: Tomorrow, May 20, I will be at the Minneapolis Iron Mountain facility. Similar to last month, when I went spoke at their Chicago event ( see blog post DPM in Chicago ), we will be talking about DPM 2010 and IRM’s...
  • Blog Post: ESG reviews DPM 2010 appliance from i365

    Don’t ya love it when some of your friends connect with your other friends – and you didn’t even know until they were already connected ?! Well – some of my friends at i365 make a very cool DPM appliance that combines DPM 2010 and i365’s EVAULT software to deliver “ Best for Windows ” and “ Heterogeneous...
  • Blog Post: Jason at TechEd Australia 2010

    Hello to all my friends Down Under ! Am so excited to be back for my third TechEd Australian event.  This week, I will be delivering/co-delivering four sessions: Thursday, 13:45 -- MGT303 – Introduction to System Center Essentials 2010 – in Meeting Room 6 System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 is designed...
  • Blog Post: Happy Data Privacy Day … from System Center

      originally posted on Yes, it really is an established day.  Check out http://dataprivacyday2010.org/ : Data Privacy Day is an international celebration of the dignity of the individual expressed through personal information.  In this networked world, in which we are thoroughly digitized...
  • Blog Post: Jason is going Down Under (again)

    Woo Hoo – am very excited to confirm that I will be returning for my third TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand next month. TechEd Australia (August 24-27) I have at least three confirmed sessions: Protecting Application Servers with DPM 2010 - This session will focus on protecting and recovering...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast : DPM 2010 Release Candidate preview

    DPM 2010 is getting sooooo close !! For months, it seemed far away, but with the calendar now officially 2010, it is time to sprint to the finish line. Last year, I said that we would have a Release Candidate for DPM 2010 shortly after the holidays. True to our word, please join us this Thursday,...
  • Blog Post: Three new DPM whitepapers

    Just because DPM 2010 is now in beta – doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped driving good stuff for DPM 2007 SP1.  :-) This week, we are pleased to announce the release of 3 new whitepapers for DPM 2007 SP1 (though the material covered also applies to DPM 2010 beta).  All three of these whitepapers...
  • Blog Post: Get your First Look at DPM v3 – Tuesday, May 5

    Happy Cinco de Mayo !! As a Texan, my friends and I already had plans to celebrate this occasion, but now we have one more excuse to raise a tall margarita -- the next generation of Data Protection Manager. At 11:00 AM Pacific US time – we will be doing a TechNet webcast for customers and partners who...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2010 Release Candidate – now available

    I could say a lot of fluffy marketing stuff, but the most important thing to say is – COME AND GET IT ! We are very excited to announce that the Release Candidate for DPM 2010 is now available for public download.   Download the Release Candidate for DPM 2010 If you would like to see more about...
  • Blog Post: Getting Ready for Tech-Ed US in New Orleans

    Are getting excited about TechEd this week.  TechEd (in any country) is my favorite event – partly because I have been coming to them since I think 1994, and partly because this is the best event to meet IT Pros and really talk about the products, how they work, when they apply, etc. If you are...
  • Blog Post: Thinking of building a DPM Appliance? Check out what the Moose did

    One of the most exciting things for me to see is when partners start building service and product offerings around the products that I am blessed to manage.  Having come from a reseller/integrator background before joining data protection vendors, I am always particularly excited when a regional...
  • Blog Post: Today is RTM day for DPM and SCE !!!

    It is hard to imagine that today has finally arrived.   It has been so long in the making, and yet it seems like time flew by. For my friends who may not be as geeky as me – today is the day that we announced that the next generation of both products that I manage has been Released To Manufacturing...
  • Blog Post: Backing up the Internet – with DPM 2010

    Here in DPM land, we are always excited to hear when an expert customer or partner is able to leverage our technology in new ways. One of our System Center Influencers has figured out how to back up the Internet itself.   We’re not exactly sure how, because I thought we cut that feature early...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2010 sessions on DPM 2010 – courtesy of a System Center Influencer

           One of the coolest parts of evangelizing a product on behalf of Microsoft is discovering other folks in the IT community that are passionate about the same technologies that I am. Last week, at MMS 2010, I had the opportunity to meet a System Center Influencer named Mike...
  • Blog Post: Webcast : Cloud, Hybrid Environments and Data Protection – what’s an SMB to do?

        The Cloud, Hybrid Environments and Data Protection: What’s an SMB to do? Join Forrester’s Stephanie Balaouras , Microsoft’s Jason Buffington and i365’s Brandon Farris for an enlightening discussion on how Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) can plan an effective strategy for addressing...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 Licensing Info

    With DPM 2010 now on the Microsoft price list, I wanted to take the opportunity to clarify some changes in the licensing between DPM 2007 and DPM 2010. Please note, I am not a certified licensing specialist, nor am I staring at a SKU chart.  The best official resources are on the DPM licensing and...
  • Blog Post: New DPM 2010 TechNet Forums

    Last week, the DPM TechNet Forums were reorganized – so that it is easier for you to ask your question to the right group of experts -- and for them to answer you within context: DPM DPM Tape DPM Disaster Recovery DPM File protection DPM Exchange protection DPM SharePoint protection DPM SQL protection...
  • Blog Post: Jason and DPM at TechEd New Zealand

    Am back in Auckland for my third TechEd !   This promises to be a great week, so here is where you can catch me and hear more about DPM 2010: Monday @ 14:55 – SVR215 – Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, Part 1: Technical Introduction Why is Microsoft in the backup business...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 datasheets

    One of the coolest parts of my job is actually seeing materials go from ‘ inside my head ’ to ‘ microsoft.com ’ -- though there are a few steps along the way.  :-) Here are 5 new datasheets describing different capabilities within DPM 2010: Product Overview of DPM 2010 How to Protect Microsoft SQL...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 session at TechEd Europe 2010

    Wow !!   I delivered the session yesterday and the really fast folks at TechEd Berlin already have it online !!  Tweet MGT308 -- Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 in the Datacenter This session will focus on leveraging DPM’s protection and recovery capabilities in large datacenters. ...
  • Blog Post: The First Five Years of Fun at Microsoft

    Today (actually yesterday) marks five years for me at Microsoft.   It’s been an amazing adventure so far and as usual for anniversaries, it seems like both yesterday and a lifetime ago that I started. At the time, I was a Microsoft MVP in File System and Storage technologies – which is the...