Now available – DPM Upgrade Advisor

  Easily, the 2nd most common question that I hear regarding DPM 2010 is: How do I upgrade to DPM 2010 RTM ? The most common question is “when will it be available”, to which I reply: Evaluation is available now at DPM 2010 Evaluation Software Full Packaged Product will be available by June 1st…

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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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Data Protection Manager 2010 Release Candidate – now available

I could say a lot of fluffy marketing stuff, but the most important thing to say is – COME AND GET IT ! We are very excited to announce that the Release Candidate for DPM 2010 is now available for public download.   Download the Release Candidate for DPM 2010 If you would like to see…

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TechTarget write-up on DPM 2010

Hi DPM Fans !! Yesterday, we did a TechNet webcast on what is coming in just a few weeks with the Release Candidate for DPM 2010. Well, “Good news travels fast”, as our friends at SearchWindowsServer.com (Tech Target) have already done a write-up on what they heard. Other than one misspelling of “DMP” (which I…

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Announcing the beta for DPM 2010

YEP!  It’s here! For those that have been waiting all Summer … it is finally here and we are excited to have you start trying out the 3rd generation of Microsoft’s backup and recovery solution for Windows environments. For a perspective from the DPM development team – check out their blog. To read about the…

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Announcing DPM eLearning is now online

It’s HERE !!!   And I am very, very excited !!! Of all of the things that I have worked on for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 – this is probably one of my absolute favorites, because it has been a frequent request for as long as I have been privileged to work on DPM…

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Dell announces a Windows Storage Server 2008 appliance

  Congratulations to my friends at Dell for their launch of storage appliances that are powered by Windows Storage Server 2008. This is a great example of what happens with the partnership of Microsoft with a server manufacturer.  In this case, instead of simply pre-installing Windows Server and a standard Dell PowerEdge server (which is…

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Announcing the HP Windows Storage Server 2008 appliances – X1000 and X3000

This is a very good day to be in storage and a Windows network administrator – because HP just announced that they are shipping storage appliances that are powered by Windows Storage Server 2008.  For more on the WSS08 release last month, check out these blogs: May 5 – Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 –…

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Announcing new DPM 2007 SP1 training course 50213A

I am very excited to announce the availability of a new classroom-based course on DPM 2007 SP1. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/syllabi/50213A.aspx This is a two-day course that covers everything that you need to know to be successful with DPM.  That is a bold statement, but it was built by MVPs, early DPM adopters that are now full deployed…

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Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 – WAA HOO !

I am really excited to announce the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Storage Server 2008.  Let me tell you why: For me This is the culmination of my first 3.5 years at Microsoft.  Prior to joining Microsoft, I had been a Microsoft MVP in Storage – so I have been involved with this product…

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