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  • 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 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: DPM 2007 SP1 - what is coming soon

    Hey folks, Now that IT Forum in Barcelona is over, I can start sharing more details on what all is included in Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007.  We are feverishly trying to get all of our content updated to talk about the new capabilities, but there is still more to do - as every protected workload...
  • 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 2007 Launch - Day 5 - we are launched!

    We are done ... and so am I. I have three more speaking slots to do today and, as the saying goes, " I am leaving it all on the field ."   MGT18-IS - Advanced Features of DPM 2007 - Interactive Q&A After a few sleep-deprived nights, we are starting today with a "Everything else...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 Launch - Day 4

    As we come into the home stretch, I have three speaking engagements today and three more tomorrow. When asked why I don't share these with other speakers, my answer is two-fold: 1) I came to Microsoft 23 months ago for DPM2007, so I want to put my own fingerprints all over this event.  That may...
  • 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 2007 Launch - Day 3

    We are half-way through Launch Week ... and things are continuing to stay exciting. The booth is continually swamped - and while this will sound bias, it is one the busiest booths in the Microsoft pavilion.  Yeah, I know that's like saying that my kid was the best actor in the school play. ...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...