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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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,...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Webcast on Thursday – Cheaper, Better Backups with DPM 2007

    On Thursday morning (yes tomorrow), I’ll be delivering a webcast on reducing costs and improving your backup and recoverability with System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).  http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412440 Event Overview In today’s economy, more...
  • Blog Post: New DPM 2010 TechNet Forums

    Last week, the DPM TechNet Forums were reorganized – so that it is easier for you to ask your question to the right group of experts -- and for them to answer you within context: DPM DPM Tape DPM Disaster Recovery DPM File protection DPM Exchange protection DPM SharePoint protection DPM SQL protection...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio -- Total Wine success story with System Center

    Earlier this week, I sat down with my friends at Total Wine to talk about how they are using System Center.    It's one of the first times that I've gotten to talk about technology and 'wine' instead of 'whine'.  In fact, as part of my research to be fully prepared for the TechNet...
  • 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: 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: Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 – WAA HOO !

    I am really excited to announce the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Storage Server 2008.  Let me tell you why: For me This is the culmination of my first 3.5 years at Microsoft.  Prior to joining Microsoft, I had been a Microsoft MVP in Storage – so I have been involved with this...
  • 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 on Talk TechNet Radio – discussing DPM 2012

    Good morning, all. Keith Combs and Chris Henley run a weekly ‘radio call-in show’ called Talk TechNet – and this week, they asked me to talk about DPM (2010 and 2012). You can listen in, live or afterwards, at https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032485880 Keith & Chris –...
  • Blog Post: NEW webcast - DPM 2007 Overview

    Please join us today - Wednesday, December 4th at 9:30AM Pacific - for an updated overview of DPM2007. We'll be going over most of the core features and everything you need to know to get started with your own evaluations of the new Microsoft backup and recovery solution. http://msevents.microsoft...
  • 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  ...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Webcast -- what is coming next for DPM 2007 ?

    Its been about 6 months since DPM 2007 became generally available in the market, so we starting to hear the question " What’s next for Data Protection Manager 2007 ?" Please join us on Wednesday, April 23rd for a TechNet webcast to answer that question, as we talk about new workloads being protected...