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  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 at SQL Server Users' Conference -- 2007 PASS Community Summit

    I just finished a very busy week at the SQL Server Users' Conference ( http://www.sqlpass.org/ ). We started with the first public viewing of an early DPM 2007 " Release Candidate " (yes, you heard right) for around 2000 customers, partners and vendor-folk... where we demonstrated DPM protecting SQL...
  • 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: TechNet EDGE video -- what is coming with DPM 2007 Sp1

    Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is coming -- and it is coming soon ( December )... I just finished recording the 2nd in a video series on the new features. The first installment aired two weeks ago - during IT FORUM in Barcelona, as an overview of the features in SP1 The next installment, which...
  • 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: What is new for protecting SharePoint with DPM 2007 SP1 -- TechNet EDGE Video

    Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is coming -- and it is coming soon ( December )...   I just finished recording the 2nd in a video series on the new features for DPM 2007 Service Pack 1. The first installment aired two weeks ago - during IT FORUM in Barcelona, as an overview of the features in SP1 This...
  • 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: How to protect SharePoint with DPM2007 -- new podcast

    Happy Monday, everyone. As promised, I am trying to be more frequent (weekly) with these posts - and hopefully add a lot more streaming-video on common questions. Because DPM 2007 really protects and recovers data in ways that archaic backup mechanisms don't, I hear quite a few " short question...
  • 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 2010 Appliance from i365

    One of the announcements made at MMS 2010 last week was from i365, a Seagate company, who announced a DPM 2010 appliance. The i365 appliance, called the EVault for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager or EDPM for short.  Here are few cool things about the EDPM appliance : 1)  Take...
  • 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: New Sales Promotion -- get DPM Server licenses when you purchase System Center SMSE's

    For those that are unfamiliar with DPM 2007 licensing, I just recorded a licensing podcast on Edge.Technet.com This is the 3rd of many installments on point topics over DPM 2007 SP1 - and I will continue to blog here as new ones post every week or so.  Check out the series of podcasts on Edge ....
  • 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: How to do Disaster Recovery with DPM 2007 -- new streaming video

    For many environments, simply providing reliable backup and recovery of key workloads like SQL Server and Exchange is enough. For larger enterprises, distributed branch-office environments, and those with mandates for off-site protection -- DPM 2007 can also be used for multi-tiered data protection...
  • Blog Post: Frustrated with Backup and Management? Don’t bang your head into the wall.

    David Mills, another Product Manager in System Center, recently recorded this video. I will confess that David is my wingman for almost everything that I am doing in System Center this year, so I especially like the actual head-banging.  I may actually just take those few seconds and make it an...
  • Blog Post: Podcast - How does DPM 2007 really work

    I originally recorded this topic about a year ago and have been adding some guidance around Express Full's, Transaction log backups and schedules -- based on questions that I routinely hear at live events. In this 23 minute video, I've updated it to cover: - Brief Overview of DPM...
  • 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: 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: 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: MOVIES - done by bunnies

    I wanted to wait until Easter, but my buddy Matt Hester found these 30-second movie clips all performed by cartoon bunnies. James Bond, Die Hard, and about 40 other movies -- all in cartoon bunnies. If you are a movie buff (no pun intended), you gotta check out this link .