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 story.  Click here to register for the AVIcode webcast on January 12 As a…


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.   He has been bringing AVIcode technologies to his…


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 weather, a clock and Bing search tools.  But every time that…


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.                                                      There is a rumor that DPM 2010 shows heavily in the guide – – as does the EDPM appliance from i365.  So, check it out !!!


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 to deliver “Best for Windows” and “Heterogeneous”…


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 System and Storage technologies – which is the closest category that…