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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: TechEd Europe – so far

    What an amazing week so far!  In the past three months, I have had the immense privilege of joining the OpsMgr family, including not only a phenomenal product group, but also a very active and passionate community of MVPs and SMEs, as well as great customers of all sizes.  This week, the thrills...
  • 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: New podcast - Where does DPM fit in the Windows backup market

    Last month, I was interviewed on some key DPM position questions like: Why is Microsoft in the backup business? What makes DPM 2007 special? What environments does DPM 2007 fit best in? If these sound interesting to you, check out this short 5-minute podcast .
  • 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: 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: Podcasts on DPM 2007 - protection and recovery demonstrations

    Greetings from Tech-Ed 2008 / IT Pro week - one of the biggest and busiest IT Pro technical training events in the world. My glamorous travel week so far has been: Monday -- Fly from Dallas to Miami, wait on aircraft trouble, and finally arrive in Orlando around 8PM - upload VHD images and prep...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 is on the horizon - and everybody is starting to figure it out!

    These last several weeks have been very exciting - starting with the release of Beta 2 for DPM 2007 at Tech-Ed ... and am writing this from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). When I joined Microsoft two years ago, people would come up and ask either: 1) Why is DPM part of System...
  • 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: 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: 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 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: 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 technical sessions:   MGT-02-PD - Check...
  • Blog Post: DPM and I are coming to Africa !

    This has been an exciting month for me and DPM on two fronts: First, for Fiscal Year 2010 (starting last week at Microsoft), I am re-focusing exclusively on DPM within System Center and will not be also driving Windows Server file services or Windows Storage Server.   It was very cool to be...
  • Blog Post: Come learn about DPM at Tech-Ed 2009

    I have a full line-up for Tech-Ed 2009 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Sp1 – May 11-15, 2009. May 11, 2:45-4:00 PM VIR04-INT Why Virtualization and Data Protection are Better Together May 12, 10:15-11:30 AM MGT204 Technical Introduction to Data Protection Manager 2007 sp1 May 12, 1:00...
  • Blog Post: AVIcode 5.7 now available !

    Tweet YES !!!   It is here !! And not just the bits, but also the details on how SMSE / SMSD customers can get it ! Last month, I caught up with my friend Gordon McKenna – CEO of Inframon and Microsoft MVP at TechEd 2010 Europe.   He has been bringing AVIcode technologies to his customers...
  • Blog Post: New webcast - How to Protect SQL Server with DPM 2007

    From Tech-Ed 2007 last month. Its about an hour long and includes "how does it work" and demo's for protecting and recovering SQL. Check out the video
  • Blog Post: Video - Technical Introduction of DPM2007 ... from Tech-Ed 2008 US

      From July 2008 in Orlando -- this was the first of three breakout sessions on DPM2007. This session covers: - Installing the DPM Server - Configuring the DPM Server disk and tape - Deploying DPM agents from the administration console - Setting up Data Protection - Recovering Data Click here to...
  • Blog Post: Jason headed to Europe in November

    November promises to be a fun time across Europe.  Here are a few of the places I will be: November 3 – Brussels Am looking forward to seeing some of my friends at the System Center Users Group in Belgium.  More details to follow on what I will be speaking on. November 5 – London Am supporting...
  • Blog Post: Video interview -- where does DPM 2007 see itself in the backup market

    This interview is actually a few months old - recorded at IT Forum in November 2007, but I recently found it online and wanted to share it with you. Its about 10 minutes long and talks about what are core features and unique deliverables with DPM 2007. Hope you enjoy it. Click here to watch - IT Forum...
  • Blog Post: 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 rev the engines and came back to the terminal. Three...
  • Blog Post: New interview from TechEd NA 2011

    Last week, my friends at TechNet EDGE released an interview that we did at TechEd 2011 in Atlanta last month:     As always, thanks for reading (and watching),
  • Blog Post: 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 comes my favorite part ... the DPM 2007 product launch...
  • Blog Post: DPM and I are headed down under … to TechEd Australia and New Zealand

    With a big Texas “ Howdy ” coming out to all of the Aussies and New Zealanders in the house! If you are interested in backing up your Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Windows file or Hyper-V environments, then you ought to be looking at System Center Data Protection Manager . And if you are attending...