It's official, they're announcing it today: DPM V2 Beta1 is out!

A few of the new features in DPM V2:

  • Protect Exchange Server storage groups
  • Protect SQL Server databases
  • Use both disk and tape for data protection, all managed from one easy-to-use console

If you haven't already signed up for this beta, go to https://connect.microsoft.com/programdetails.aspx?ProgramDetailsID=822&wa=wsignin1.0 to apply. (The link will take you first to a login page. After you log in, the correct page will open.)

If you already signed up, you can download DPM V2 Beta1 at https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/Downloads.aspx?SiteID=205.