Getting Ready for Tech-Ed US in New Orleans

Are getting excited about TechEd this week.  TechEd (in any country) is my favorite event – partly because I have been coming to them since I think 1994, and partly because this is the best event to meet IT Pros and really talk about the products, how they work, when they apply, etc. If you…


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…


DPM and I are coming to Africa !

This has been an exciting month for me and DPM on two fronts: First, for Fiscal Year 2010 (starting last week at Microsoft), I am re-focusing exclusively on DPM within System Center and will not be also driving Windows Server file services or Windows Storage Server.   It was very cool to be part of the…


Come learn about DPM at Tech-Ed 2009

I have a full line-up for Tech-Ed 2009 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Sp1 – May 11-15, 2009. May 11, 2:45-4:00 PM VIR04-INT Why Virtualization and Data Protection are Better Together May 12, 10:15-11:30 AM MGT204 Technical Introduction to Data Protection Manager 2007 sp1 May 12, 1:00-2:15 PM MGT316 Protecting Applications with Data…


Video – Technical Introduction of DPM2007 … from Tech-Ed 2008 US

  From July 2008 in Orlando — this was the first of three breakout sessions on DPM2007. This session covers: – Installing the DPM Server – Configuring the DPM Server disk and tape – Deploying DPM agents from the administration console – Setting up Data Protection – Recovering Data Click here to watch – Technical…


Live from TechEd 2008 – Jason and Devin !!! (video)

  Devin Ganger, my friend, Exchange MVP and author of "Mastering Data Protection Manager" recently joined me at TechEd in Orlando last week to talk about DPM and Exchange protection. Check out the video — ‘Making backups cool with DPM" For more information about Devin’s book, please visit   Thanks for reading…


Podcasts on DPM 2007 – protection and recovery demonstrations

      Greetings from Tech-Ed 2008 / IT Pro week – one of the biggest and busiest IT Pro technical training events in the world. My glamorous travel week so far has been: Monday — Fly from Dallas to Miami, wait on aircraft trouble, and finally arrive in Orlando around 8PM – upload VHD…


Video interview — where does DPM 2007 see itself in the backup market

This interview is actually a few months old – recorded at IT Forum in November 2007, but I recently found it online and wanted to share it with you. Its about 10 minutes long and talks about what are core features and unique deliverables with DPM 2007. Hope you enjoy it. Click here to watch…


New podcast – Where does DPM fit in the Windows backup market

Last month, I was interviewed on some key DPM position questions like: Why is Microsoft in the backup business? What makes DPM 2007 special? What environments does DPM 2007 fit best in? If these sound interesting to you, check out this short 5-minute podcast.


DPM 2007 Launch – Day 2

Things keep going well for DPM at IT Forum. The booth stays swamped with interested folks – and we have a great team of up to 4 DPM experts at the booth at a time — and they are staying busy the whole time ! From my perspective, today was about the first technical sessions:…