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A tour of Operations Management Suite: Backup

In recent blog posts, we’ve covered the automation, disaster recovery and log analytics capabilities in Operations Management Suite (OMS) and explored how you can use OMS to manage and protect your hybrid environments. Starting today, we’ll look at another set of key capabilities around cloud-first enterprise backup with Azure Backup and System Center: Data Protection...

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Windows Azure Online Backup

It’s sometimes easier to think about cloud computing in all or nothing terms – move everything into the cloud or leave everything as-is, on-premises.  But, as most know, the emerging reality is more of a hybrid approach, combining both cloud and on-premises resources.  Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 are embracing the hybrid...

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System Center Sweeps Redmond Mag Readers Choice Awards

Redmond Magazine has unveiled the winners of its annual Redmond Readers Choice Awards. We are proud to announce that Microsoft System Center products made an impressive showing, taking home 18 award wins in a variety of categories including Network and Systems Management, Installation and Deployment, Administration, and Virtualization. Of note, System Center Configuration Manager was...

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System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta released!

Today, we’re happy to announce the beta release of Data Protection Manager 2012, with the latest and greatest System Center data protection capabilities. In its fourth generation, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 builds on a legacy of providing unified data protection for Windows servers and clients as a best-of-breed backup & recovery solution...

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System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta released!

Today, we’re happy to announce the beta release of Data Protection Manager 2012, with the latest and greatest System Center data protection capabilities. In its fourth generation, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 builds on a legacy of providing unified data protection for Windows servers and clients as a best-of-breed backup & recovery solution...

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Bytes by TechNet – on DPM 2010 client backups

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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 & direct financial costs In the past year, 62% lost devices and 73% saw...

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The Right Tools for the Job = SCE 2010 + DPM 2010

Underscoring its commitment to providing midsize businesses with cost effective solutions for managing both physical and virtual IT environments, Microsoft today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Essentials 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations with a unified physical...

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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...

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