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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Jason on Talk TechNet Radio – discussing DPM 2012

Good morning, all. Keith Combs and Chris Henley run a weekly ‘radio call-in show’ called Talk TechNet – and this week, they asked me to talk about DPM (2010 and 2012). You can listen in, live or afterwards, at https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032485880 Keith & Chris – it was lots of fun!  Thanks for having me… Thanks for…

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DPM at MMS 2011

If you are coming to the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 next week, you have some great opportunities to learn more about Data Protection Manager. We have four breakout sessions with DPM.  I will be at all four talks but am sharing the stage this year with some great SMEs from the DPM community, including: BB16…

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Are you coming to MMS 2011 ?! I am !

Last week, Microsoft held TechReady 12 for our internal sales and field teams.  This was an exciting event because we gave them a sneak peak at the very cool technologies and sessions that we will delivering publicly at MMS 2011 next month.   For the products that I am blessed to support, we have a phenomenal…

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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 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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Favorite TechEd Australia and New Zealand moments

I really enjoy giving sessions at TechEd – and the international events are great for giving me different perspectives on bandwidth, regulatory compliance, etc.  Over the past two weeks, I gave 6 breakout sessions (AU sessions & NZ sessions), did a few podcasts, press interviews, etc. In fact, the first article from that week is…

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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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Two new things for System Center Operations Manager – Me and a Management Pack

This week, the OpsMgr team added two new items that are hopefully of interest to some of y’all. A new Technical Product Manager … me !!   I am very excited to be taking on OM!  Yes, I will still have DPM and SCE roles, but with those products wholly launched, am looking forward to joining…

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Getting Ready for Wood Badge

Am getting ready for Wood Badge in a few weeks, which is a training program for adult leaders within Boy Scouts.  Per a BSA website: Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, the course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organizations throughout…

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