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Two Webcasts Today – Storage Server and DPM Disaster Recovery
As an updated reminder, we have two TechNet Webcasts today from Storage Solutions: Introducing Windows Storage Server 2008 8AM Pacific / 11AM Eastern US time: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032410705 For background – check out my blog on WSS08 from...
7 May 2009
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...
26 Sep 2007
New webcast - DPM plus Virtual Server
On August 30th, I finally get to talk about two of my favorite technologies in the same session - data protection and virtualization. For the past several years, two areas of computing continually get hotter and hotter - storage and virtualization. And if I wasnt a "backup guy", I would most certainly...
23 Aug 2007
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...
14 Aug 2008
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...
15 Jan 2010
Announcing DPM eLearning is now online
It’s HERE !!! And I am very, very excited !!! Of all of the things that I have worked on for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 – this is probably one of my absolute favorites, because it has been a frequent request for as long as I have been privileged to work on DPM (3.5 years)...
29 Aug 2009
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...
3 Jun 2009
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...
19 May 2010
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...
7 Dec 2010
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 .
31 Dec 2007
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...
26 Aug 2010
New DPM courseware and exam – NOW AVAILABLE
I have long believed that training’s primary purpose is as a deployment enabler. In fact, prior to these last four years at Microsoft, I originally established and drove the education offering for Double-Take for the same reason – to pragmatically equip customers and partners to understand the...
17 Aug 2009
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...
28 Jan 2010
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...
20 Jul 2010
Congratulations DPM MVPs
Am very excited to announce three new Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP’s) that have been awarded for their work with System Center Data Protection Manager . These folks have passionately tweeted, blogged, spoken and otherwise educated folks on DPM (2007 and 2010). Fatih Karaalioglu...
1 Jul 2010
Jason is headed to Boston to amp up Iron Mountain on DPM and the Cloud
Hey everyone, We have seen some really good excitement around the partnership of pairing Microsoft’s backup solution for Windows servers with the trusted name of Iron Mountain for offsite vaulting. But it is about to get better … My friends at Iron Mountain are gearing up for some very cool stuff...
8 Feb 2010
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,...
11 Jan 2010
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...
5 Oct 2009
Please vote for DPM 2007 as product of the year
We were recently informed that DPM 2007 has been named a finalist for 'Product of the Year' for eWeek Channel Insider ... in the Storage Management category. There are some other cool finalists, but DPM is the only backup player in consideration this year. We think that DPM really changes the way...
25 Mar 2008
DPM 2007 in the heterogeneous enterprise
One question that I hear frequently is " I love what Microsoft is doing for backup of my Windows servers. But what about my non-Windows servers? " Similarly, one might ask " What about heterogeneous environments? " A different question that is often confused with these is " Is DPM enterprise-ready...
18 Dec 2007
How to protect SQL SERVER with DPM -- new Technet Webcast starting soon
We're starting in about an hour -- 9:30 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 26th What better way to start the weekend than being sure that your data protection solution ' has got your back ' (pun intended) for your database server farm? So, grab some coffee, find a...
26 Sep 2008
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...
5 May 2009
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...
24 Nov 2008
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...
11 Jul 2007
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...
9 Feb 2010
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