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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New interview from TechEd NA 2011

Last week, my friends at TechNet EDGE released an interview that we did at TechEd 2011 in Atlanta last month:     As always, thanks for reading (and watching),

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Now enrolling for the Operations Manager 2012 CEP

At TechEd 2011, we announced that the OpsMgr 2012 Community Evaluation Program (CEP) is now taking applications. What is a CEP Many of you are likely familiar with Microsoft TAP’s, Technology Adoption Programs, where a small pool of customers partner with our engineering teams to preview and provide feedback on pre-beta software.  TAP participants provide…

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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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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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TechEd Europe – so far

What an amazing week so far!  In the past three months, I have had the immense privilege of joining the OpsMgr family, including not only a phenomenal product group, but also a very active and passionate community of MVPs and SMEs, as well as great customers of all sizes.  This week, the thrills continued as…

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Microsoft acquires AVIcode, Inc.

Tweet Today, Microsoft announced its acquisition of AVIcode, Inc.  Read the official blog here. We hope that the rest of the Operations Manager community is as excited as we are about the enhanced capabilities that the AVIcode technologies bring to Systems Monitoring, including not only .Net application monitoring, as well as rich performance metrics: In…

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