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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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 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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Jason is going Down Under (again)

Woo Hoo – am very excited to confirm that I will be returning for my third TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand next month. TechEd Australia (August 24-27) I have at least three confirmed sessions: Protecting Application Servers with DPM 2010 – This session will focus on protecting and recovering Exchange 2010 and 2007, SharePoint…

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DELL’s System Center Essentials solution announced

    Am really excited to announce that DELL is partnering with Microsoft to deliver a solution around System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 ! From my perspective, this is a great match for SMB customers who often rely on Dell for their hardware and use Microsoft OS’s and applications.  SCE 2010 provides a single solution…

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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…

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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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