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  • Blog Post: Why don’t you back up? (well)

    Barbara Imbert at Seagate recently blogged about Symantec’s 2010 SMB information security survey .  As a summary of the findings: 74% are Somewhat/Extremely concerned about information protection 42% lost confidential/proprietary information in the past 12 months 100% saw losses – lost revenue &...
  • Blog Post: Webcast today – how to manage DPM in large enterprises

    Later today, we’ll be delivering a TechNet webcast on managing System Center Data Protection Manager in large enterprises. Essentially, there are three things we want to cover: Using PowerShell to automate tasks across DPM servers Using the DPM management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007...
  • Blog Post: System Center at TechEd Africa 2009

    This month, three SC folks headed down to Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa to support Microsoft TechEd 2009 Africa . TE Africa had a great turnout on their own, and it was really exciting to visit with our African customers around DPM , SCCM , SCOM and Service Manager . In all, our...
  • Blog Post: Webcast on Thursday – Cheaper, Better Backups with DPM 2007

    On Thursday morning, 8AM Pacific, please join us for a discussion 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 than...
  • Blog Post: 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 of its ECA MQ ! To read Gartner’s ECA Magic Quadrant...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring Exchange Server 2010 with System Center

    Microsoft System Center helps you get the most from your mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability features built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In this webcast on March 3, 2010 , we look at how System Center can improve the health and availability...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Admin Resource Kit

    We are pleased to announce the release of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administration Resource Kit. The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Administration Resource Kit includes three tools designed to help improve the Operations Manager Administrator experience. Included: Schedule...
  • Blog Post: DPM v3 “First Look” – TechNet Webcast on May 5

    On Tuesday, May 5th at 11 AM Pacific – we will be giving folks your “First Look” at DPM v3. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412466 This webcast will cover the big features and directions for the next generation of DPM, so you won’t want to miss it.
  • Blog Post: Announcing new DPM 2007 SP1 training course 50213A

    Now available through Microsoft training partners -- classroom-based training on System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 with SP1. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/syllabi/50213A.aspx About this Course This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2010 and Exchange Server 2010

    A few weeks ago, while I was in Redmond, I had the chance to sit down with Leslie Kitz (also in the System Center team) to talk about how DPM 2010 adds to what Exchange 2010 does for data protection and availability. After talking about how DPM 2010 stacks up and supports Exchange Server 2010, we jumped...
  • Blog Post: DPM wins data protection roundup from Redmond Magazine

    August 1, 2010 – Paul Schnackenburg reviewed four backup products – and DPM 2010 came out on top. A few excerpts from the article include: Now in its third incarnation, DPM has grown to be a serious contender for backing up all Windows-based workloads in an efficient and reliable manner. The strength...
  • Blog Post: SC Data Protection Manager 2010 beta – now available

    We are pleased to announce the beta release of the next generation of System Center Data Protection Manager ! There are lots of reasons to be excited about DPM 2010. Here are a few: Virtualization folks get item-level restore from within VM backups, as well as support for LiveMigration (CSV...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2010 Release Candidate – now available

    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 what the RC looks like, please watch our TechNet Webcast from last month, titled “ Get Ready for DPM 2010 ”. Some...
  • Blog Post: Bytes by TechNet – on DPM 2010 client backups

    “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 the community and Microsoft, around a variety of topics...
  • Blog Post: 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 with our engineering teams to preview and provide...
  • Blog Post: If you are at MMS – come learn about DPM on Wednesday

    If you are the Microsoft Management Summit on Wednesday in Las Vegas, all 3 of the core DPM sessions are being delivered back-to-back … SO16, SO17 and SO18. We’ll start with ‘ Technical Introduction to DPM 2007 Sp1 ’ at 11:45 You’ll still get a chance to eat, but a late breakfast wouldn’t hurt...
  • Blog Post: New SQL Server protection information for DPM 2007 SP1

    Two new pieces of information to keep you informed on what is going on with SQL Server database protection and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1. As part of Service Pack 1 for DPM, we now have official support for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3. This goes both for protected servers...
  • Blog Post: New Whitepaper – How to protect Hyper-V with DPM 2010

    Over the next several weeks, we are pre-releasing several whitepapers around DPM 2010’s Release Candidate. The first WP to be released is about how to protect Microsoft Virtualization environments – including Hyper-V R2, Hyper-V and Virtual Server 2005 R2 sp1. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010...
  • Blog Post: Backing up the Internet – with DPM 2010

    Here in System Center, we are always excited to hear when an expert customer or partner is able to leverage our technology in new ways. One of our System Center Influencers has figured out how to back up the Internet itself – using DPM 2010. We’re not exactly sure how, because I thought we cut that feature...
  • Blog Post: AVIcode 5.7 now available

    In October 2010, Microsoft announced that it had acquired AVIcode, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary.  ( blog post on acquisition ) Tweet Today, we are pleased to announce the release of AVIcode 5.7 !!     AVIcode is available exclusively in connection with the purchase of System Center...