All Backed Up

System Center Data Protecton Manager (DPM) and Essentials (SCE) dude ... as well as Husband, Father, Gamer, Geek, Scout leader, Christ follower and Microsoft marketeer

All Backed Up

  • JBuff leaving Microsoft

    After 5.5 years, I am leaving Microsoft. When I first joined, it was after 15 years in the backup/recovery and high availability market.  I joined to be part of DPM v1, which had been in market for about a month, because the idea that Microsoft producing...
  • 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),
  • Now enrolling for the Operations Manager 2012 CEP

    At TechEd 2011, we announced that the OpsMgr 2012 Community Evaluation Program (CEP) is now taking applications. What is a CEP Many of you are likely familiar with Microsoft TAP’s, Technology Adoption Programs, where a small pool of customers partner...
  • 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...
  • Rest in Peace, Ruud Baars

    Over the weekend, the DPM community lost one of its best – Ruud Baars. While you may be familiar with some of the DPM voices and faces, Ruud was one of the quiet and sometimes unseen, true innovators of how to deploy DPM in the real world. If you received...
  • Full House Poker – for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone

    This is a great example why it is cool to have a phone that is integrated with Xbox Live – you can have a continuous gaming experience across devices! Last night, the Marketplace released two games: Full House Poker for Xbox 360 (Live Arcade) Full House...
  • DPM at MMS 2011

    If you are coming to the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 next week, you have some great opportunities to learn more about Data Protection Manager. We have four breakout sessions with DPM.  I will be at all four talks but am sharing the stage this...
  • Partner Webcast on DPM and Appliances from i365

      If you are Microsoft Partner, I’d like to invite you to an upcoming webcast on March 15 at 9AM Pacific time . Go to your Microsoft Partner portal and look up MGT116AL which talks about helping System Center customers with their Backup and Recovery...
  • Are you coming to MMS 2011 ?! I am !

    Last week, Microsoft held TechReady 12 for our internal sales and field teams.  This was an exciting event because we gave them a sneak peak at the very cool technologies and sessions that we will delivering publicly at MMS 2011 next month.  ...
  • Operations Manager 2007 R2 lands Microsoft as a Gartner Magic Quadrant ‘Leader’

    In December 2010, Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis (ECA) . Microsoft was very pleased to see that in consideration of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Gartner placed Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant...
  • Blog posts to read on AVIcode 5.7

      If you really want to learn about AVIcode and its Application Monitoring capabilities, one of my favorite SMEs on the ‘net is Simon Skinner – SystemCenterCentral     Twitter Simon is a long-time System Center Operations Manager MVP...
  • Webcast : Overview of AVIcode

    Two Microsoft MVPs that normally specialize in System Center Operations Manager are offering a webcast in January to let the world know why they are excited about AVIcode and its acquisition by Microsoft, as part of the larger System Center management...
  • 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.  ...
  • My favorite Windows Sidebar gadget – Outlook calendar appointments

    I am starting my New Years’ Resolution early by sharing some of the non-System Center geek things that make my life easier or better. The Windows Sidebar is not new, having been first introduced with Windows Vista.  And most of us probably have the...
  • Redmond Channel – Partner Guide to Data Protection

    There is a new Partner Guide on Data Protection that was just released on Redmond Channel Partner’s online site.                                                     ...
  • 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...
  • The First Five Years of Fun at Microsoft

    Today (actually yesterday) marks five years for me at Microsoft.   It’s been an amazing adventure so far and as usual for anniversaries, it seems like both yesterday and a lifetime ago that I started. At the time, I was a Microsoft MVP in File...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Book Review – Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers

    Was excited to see one of the first reviews from my book – from Paul Schnackenburg, who many of you will know from various his System Center and Microsoft coverage in publications including ZDnet.AU , RedmondMag and 4Sysops.com .  He also writes...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft acquires AVIcode, Inc.

    Tweet Today, Microsoft announced its acquisition of AVIcode, Inc.  Read the official blog here . We hope that the rest of the Operations Manager community is as excited as we are about the enhanced capabilities that the AVIcode technologies bring...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...