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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Operations Manager 2007 R2 lands Microsoft as a Gartner Magic Quadrant ‘Leader’

In December 2010, Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis (ECA). Microsoft was very pleased to see that in consideration of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Gartner placed Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant of its ECA MQ. To read Gartner’s ECA Magic Quadrant report, click here.

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Blog posts to read on AVIcode 5.7

  If you really want to learn about AVIcode and its Application Monitoring capabilities, one of my favorite SMEs on the ‘net is Simon Skinner – SystemCenterCentral    Twitter Simon is a long-time System Center Operations Manager MVP, who has been working with the AVIcode technologies since well before Microsoft acquired them in 2010.  Simon recently…

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Webcast : Overview of AVIcode

Two Microsoft MVPs that normally specialize in System Center Operations Manager are offering a webcast in January to let the world know why they are excited about AVIcode and its acquisition by Microsoft, as part of the larger System Center management story.  Click here to register for the AVIcode webcast on January 12 As a…

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AVIcode 5.7 now available !

Tweet YES !!!   It is here !! And not just the bits, but also the details on how SMSE / SMSD customers can get it ! Last month, I caught up with my friend Gordon McKenna – CEO of Inframon and Microsoft MVP at TechEd 2010 Europe.   He has been bringing AVIcode technologies to his…

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Redmond Channel – Partner Guide to Data Protection

There is a new Partner Guide on Data Protection that was just released on Redmond Channel Partner’s online site.                                                      There is a rumor that DPM 2010 shows heavily in the guide – – as does the EDPM appliance from i365.  So, check it out !!!

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Featured WhitePaper on TechTarget

    What’s New with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 While traditional data protection tools provide visibility into the complete IT infrastructure, they are often substantially more complex, hindering the management of cross-platform environments. This expert e-guide, brought to you by our editors, examines the key features of Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 and…

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DPM 2010 datasheets

One of the coolest parts of my job is actually seeing materials go from ‘inside my head’ to ‘microsoft.com’ — though there are a few steps along the way.  🙂 Here are 5 new datasheets describing different capabilities within DPM 2010: Product Overview of DPM 2010 How to Protect Microsoft SQL Server with DPM 2010…

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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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