Thinking of building a DPM Appliance? Check out what the Moose did

One of the most exciting things for me to see is when partners start building service and product offerings around the products that I am blessed to manage.  Having come from a reseller/integrator background before joining data protection vendors, I am always particularly excited when a regional partner makes such a commitment.  This is the…

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MMS 2010 sessions on DPM 2010 – courtesy of a System Center Influencer

       One of the coolest parts of evangelizing a product on behalf of Microsoft is discovering other folks in the IT community that are passionate about the same technologies that I am. Last week, at MMS 2010, I had the opportunity to meet a System Center Influencer named Mike Resseler.   Mike is an active…

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Backing up the Internet – with DPM 2010

Here in DPM land, 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.   We’re not exactly sure how, because I thought we cut that feature early in…

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DPM Support Services Rock !!

I’ve been with MS for 4.5 years now, having come from some smaller data protection companies like Double-Take and Cheyenne (now part of CA).  In those organizations, I always took pride in the personal level of commitment that each one of us had with our customers.  One of my happy surprises with joining a larger…

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Jason is headed to Boston to amp up Iron Mountain on DPM and the Cloud

Hey everyone, We have seen some really good excitement around the partnership of pairing Microsoft’s backup solution for Windows servers with the trusted name of Iron Mountain for offsite vaulting.  But it is about to get better … My friends at Iron Mountain are gearing up for some very cool stuff around Data Protection Manager…

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TechNet Radio -- Total Wine success story with System Center

Earlier this week, I sat down with my friends at Total Wine to talk about how they are using System Center.    It’s one of the first times that I’ve gotten to talk about technology and ‘wine’ instead of ‘whine’.  In fact, as part of my research to be fully prepared for the TechNet Radio interview,…

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DPM 2007 has RTM'd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you saw the official blog on the DPM blogsite, you’ll notice that this post has more exclamation marks.   This is a really exciting day for all of us at Microsoft, particularly those who have been preparing DPM 2007 to come to market. With the RTM (release to manufacturing) milestone, we are now just weeks…

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Customer letter -- Thank you, DPM !!!

Here is an email that I received from a DPM early adopter which was just too cool not to share.  This customer has a distributed-infrastructure, is mid-market sized, and is using DPM 2007 beta 2 to protect Exchange 2007 SP1 beta (partipating in two Microsoft early adopter TAP/RDP programs – in production). Any administrator who has…

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