JBuff leaving Microsoft

After 5.5 years, I am leaving Microsoft. When I first joined, it was after 15 years in the backup/recovery and high availability market.  I joined to be part of DPM v1, which had been in market for about a month, because the idea that Microsoft producing its own backup solution could change how Windows administrators…

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Book Review – Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers

Was excited to see one of the first reviews from my book – from Paul Schnackenburg, who many of you will know from various his System Center and Microsoft coverage in publications including ZDnet.AU, RedmondMag and 4Sysops.com.  He also writes his own blog called Tell IT as IT is.  Paul was kind enough to read…

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New interview on Bytes by TechNet

“Listen or watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews today!”  Get insights or IT solutions from IT Professionals and the latest Microsoft news in a fun and practical format. Watch Bytes by TechNet Interviews featuring influential IT Professionals, from the community and Microsoft, around a variety of topics that they are passionate about. Check out the Bytes…

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Jason and DPM at TechEd New Zealand

Am back in Auckland for my third TechEd !   This promises to be a great week, so here is where you can catch me and hear more about DPM 2010: Monday @ 14:55 – SVR215 – Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, Part 1: Technical Introduction Why is Microsoft in the backup business?…

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Jason at TechEd Australia 2010

Hello to all my friends Down Under ! Am so excited to be back for my third TechEd Australian event.  This week, I will be delivering/co-delivering four sessions: Thursday, 13:45 — MGT303 – Introduction to System Center Essentials 2010 – in Meeting Room 6 System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 is designed to deliver enterprise-class management…

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It’s almost here !

I hope everyone had a great Independence Weekend ! It’s hard to believe that one year ago, I was drafting a table of contents over that weekend – and now I am counting down the days until the book is on the shelves (hopefully yours).  🙂 It is due out on July 26th and is…

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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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