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  • Blog Post: Announcing new DPM 2007 SP1 training course 50213A

    I am very excited to announce the availability of a new classroom-based course on DPM 2007 SP1. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/syllabi/50213A.aspx This is a two-day course that covers everything that you need to know to be successful with DPM.  That is a bold statement, but it was built...
  • Blog Post: Customer letter -- Thank you, DPM !!!

    Here is an email that I received from a DPM early adopter which was just too cool not to share. This customer has a distributed-infrastructure, is mid-market sized, and is using DPM 2007 beta 2 to protect Exchange 2007 SP1 beta (partipating in two Microsoft early adopter TAP/RDP programs - in production...
  • Blog Post: New video - DPM LICENSING details

    DPM 2007 has a really simple licensing model: DPM Server - for the back-end platform(s) Standard DPML - for file protection Enterprise DPML - for file and application platform There aren't any Open File managers, library agents, etc. You don't have to buy # Exchange Agents, #...
  • Blog Post: How does DPM really protect data?

    Just because you know how DPM 2006 works ... you don't know DPM 2007. That statement is a little bold, since many folks know both products -- but lately, I have heard a surprisingly large number of assumptions from people on how DPM2007 does what it does -- or what its capabilities actually will be...
  • Blog Post: Why does DPM 2007 use the Recovery Storage Group for Exchange?

            Hello friends, Just posted over on the DPM Product Team blog on this -- including discussion points on: -- How Microsoft customers were protecting Exchange previously -- Design goals and feature decisions for DPM 2007 -- Supportability issues with other Exchange backup/replication...
  • Blog Post: Live from TechEd 2008 - Jason and Devin !!! (video)

      Devin Ganger, my friend, Exchange MVP and author of "Mastering Data Protection Manager" recently joined me at TechEd in Orlando last week to talk about DPM and Exchange protection. Check out the video -- 'Making backups cool with DPM" For more information about Devin's book, please...
  • 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: Try DPM 2007 SP1 – with just a web browser

    We are really excited to have recently launched 3 TechNet Virtual Labs (vLabs) on DPM 2007 SP1. Virtual Labs is a very cool offering where we’ve taken the same Hands-On Labs that you could try at Tech-Ed, IT Forum, Microsoft Management Summit or any other Microsoft conference – and we’ve hosted them...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 Sp1 podcast -- Exchange item recovery

              As we continue our podcast series for DPM 2007 ( now with Service Pack 1 ) -- here is a new TechNet Edge podcast on how to do individual item level restore with DPM 2007 and Exchange 2007. This particular topic is not "SP1 specific", but is one of the most...
  • Blog Post: Are You A Collaboration Basket Case?

    originally posted on As an old-school backup guy, one of my favorite sayings is: “ If you are putting all your eggs in one basket, it better be a good basket ” It’s true for Virtualization (which I will talk about in a future post) and it’s true for collaboration platforms like Exchange...
  • Blog Post: DAG Protection Hints with DPM 2010

         Pedro Alves just did a cool blog on protecting Exchange 2010, including DAGs, with DPM 2010.  He has been a Premier Field Engineer for both Exchange and DPM, so his blog has really good stuff on both. Check it out his latest post -- DAGs Protection Hints – DPM 2010 Nice...
  • Blog Post: Three new DPM 2010 whitepapers and two datasheets

      Hello backup friends, This week, I am happy to announce three new whitepapers, each around protecting a different workload: Whitepaper : How to protect Exchange with DPM 2010   which goes along with the DPM 2010 datasheet for Exchange Whitepaper : How to protect SQL Server with DPM 2010  ...