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…

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New DPM 2010 TechNet Forums

Last week, the DPM TechNet Forums were reorganized – so that it is easier for you to ask your question to the right group of experts — and for them to answer you within context: DPM DPM Tape DPM Disaster Recovery DPM File protection DPM Exchange protection DPM SharePoint protection DPM SQL protection DPM Hyper-V…

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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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Is your Tape Drive certified to work with DPM?

  No – it isn’t certified for DPM.  But not for the reasons that you might think. Microsoft does publish a list of devices that have been tested with DPM at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dpm/cc678583.aspx. However, this does not mean that those devices are certified to work with DPM.  It means that they have been tested for use…

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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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Happy Data Privacy Day … from System Center

  originally posted on Yes, it really is an established day.  Check out http://dataprivacyday2010.org/: Data Privacy Day is an international celebration of the dignity of the individual expressed through personal information.  In this networked world, in which we are thoroughly digitized, with our identities, locations, actions, purchases, associations, movements, and histories stored as so many…

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Are You A Collaboration Basket Case?

  originally posted on As an old-school backup guy, one of my favorite sayings is: “If you are putting all your eggs in one basket, it better be a good basket” It’s true for Virtualization (which I will talk about in a future post) and it’s true for collaboration platforms like Exchange or SharePoint.  And…

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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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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…

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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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