Fun and Free Xbox Arcade game — Dash of Destruction

Add a Dash of Giggles Another Dash of Loud Laughter Plus a Dash of "No, don’t eat my truck with your dinosaur" That’s how you get a "Dash of Destruction" — and now you know what my house has sounded like since my sons and I downloaded this free Xbox Arcade title from the Xbox…


DPM 2007 Sp1 podcast — Exchange item recovery

         As we continue our podcast series for DPM 2007 (now with Service Pack 1) — here is a new TechNet Edge podcast on how to do individual item level restore with DPM 2007 and Exchange 2007. This particular topic is not "SP1 specific", but is one of the most common questions…


Why SP1 for DPM 2007 is cool

For the official announcement of SP1 — please check out Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is now available on the DPM Product Team blog (yes, I wrote that one too). Here are some good links on Service Pack 1 What is new in Service Pack 1     DPM 2007 SP1 x86…


New Sales Promotion — get DPM Server licenses when you purchase System Center SMSE’s

For those that are unfamiliar with DPM 2007 licensing, I just recorded a licensing podcast on This is the 3rd of many installments on point topics over DPM 2007 SP1 – and I will continue to blog here as new ones post every week or so.  Check out the series of podcasts on Edge….


Now available for download – Infrastructure Planning & Design (IPD) guide for DPM 2007 SP1

We are just a few days away from releasing Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007, and part of the release is updating our existing content and adding new materials. The DPM Team has been working with the Microsoft Solution Accelerators group to develop this IPD, which goes into beta this week -  so please tell…


Xbox Dad — where did you go?

It’s actually a rhetorical question — effective December 1st, has retired the ‘Xbox Dad’ persona/column on family gaming.  My sincerest thanks to the original Xbox Dad (Duncan) for sharing his column with me this year — and to the folks at for the opportunity to contribute.  It was a great experience to have…