ESG reviews DPM 2010 appliance from i365

Don’t ya love it when some of your friends connect with your other friends – and you didn’t even know until they were already connected ?! Well – some of my friends at i365 make a very cool DPM appliance that combines DPM 2010 and i365’s EVAULT software to deliver “Best for Windows” and “Heterogeneous”…

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DPM 2010 Licensing Info

With DPM 2010 now on the Microsoft price list, I wanted to take the opportunity to clarify some changes in the licensing between DPM 2007 and DPM 2010. Please note, I am not a certified licensing specialist, nor am I staring at a SKU chart.  The best official resources are on the DPM licensing and…

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New Partner Guide to System Center

  My friends at Redmond Channel Partner have recently produced a "Microsoft Partners’ Guide to System Center” paper. It covers some interviews related to SCE 2010 and DPM 2010 from me, David Mills (@dmills_ms) and one of our general managers, Zane Adam. Having grown up in this industry as a ‘channel guy’ from an SE…

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Today is RTM day for DPM and SCE !!!

It is hard to imagine that today has finally arrived.   It has been so long in the making, and yet it seems like time flew by. For my friends who may not be as geeky as me – today is the day that we announced that the next generation of both products that I manage…

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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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Frustrated with Backup and Management? Don’t bang your head into the wall.

David Mills, another Product Manager in System Center, recently recorded this video. I will confess that David is my wingman for almost everything that I am doing in System Center this year, so I especially like the actual head-banging.  I may actually just take those few seconds and make it an infinite loop that could…

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