My book is now available for preorder – Data Protection for the Virtual Data Center

There is something very surreal in finding your name on Amazon.com … so I just had to share it.   Description (from publisher): Essential information on how to protect data in virtual environments! Virtualization is changing the data center architecture and as a result, data protection is is quickly evolving as well. This unique book, written…

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Microsoft “gets” Small Business

repost from Because It’s Everyone’s Business This week, a new report from Compass Intelligence ranked Microsoft as #1 among the top technology vendors that are effectively serving small businesses. Stephanie Mehta at CNN Money.com published an article this week that listed the top ten vendors, with Microsoft going from #6 last year to #1.   Ms….

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Am I really writing this stuff ?

  Today has been a very cool day that caused me to be introspective – so I wanted to share a little of myself with you. Earlier today, I did my first post as one of the “System Center Expert” contributors to Microsoft’s blog on the “Because it’s Everybody’s Business” initiative. The blog post is…

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When does an email signature look like a race car ?

When you start putting a whole bunch of advertizing graphics on it.   This is a relatively meaningless post, but I needed to try out some links and thought it was humorous when I got done.   And even if you aren’t in the US, just take a few moments on Thursday to randomly think of…

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DPM and Jason are coming to London this week

As a warm-up for Microsoft Tech-Ed IT Forum happening next week in Berlin, I am headed over a few days early with a detour to one of my favorite cities – London. On Friday, November 6, a System Center powerhouse of a partner, Inframon, will will hosting a one-day SC event called “War on Costs”. …

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The Evolving Data Protection Landscape in a Windows World

At Storage Networking World 2009, I delivered a session that wasn’t specifically about DPM, SCE, Storage, or File Services – or any other “product” from Microsoft.  It was a holistic view of the wide range of data protection options.  The session started with 3 disclaimers: I work for a vendor, but I am a storage…

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Three new DPM whitepapers

Just because DPM 2010 is now in beta – doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped driving good stuff for DPM 2007 SP1.  This week, we are pleased to announce the release of 3 new whitepapers for DPM 2007 SP1 (though the material covered also applies to DPM 2010 beta).  All three of these whitepapers work on…

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Announcing the beta for DPM 2010

YEP!  It’s here! For those that have been waiting all Summer … it is finally here and we are excited to have you start trying out the 3rd generation of Microsoft’s backup and recovery solution for Windows environments. For a perspective from the DPM development team – check out their blog. To read about the…

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DPM and I are headed down under … to TechEd Australia and New Zealand

With a big Texas “Howdy” coming out to all of the Aussies and New Zealanders in the house! If you are interested in backing up your Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Windows file or Hyper-V environments, then you ought to be looking at System Center Data Protection Manager. And if you are attending Microsoft TechEd in…

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Announcing DPM eLearning is now online

It’s HERE !!!   And I am very, very excited !!! Of all of the things that I have worked on for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 – this is probably one of my absolute favorites, because it has been a frequent request for as long as I have been privileged to work on DPM…

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