Jason and DPM at TechEd New Zealand

Am back in Auckland for my third TechEd !   This promises to be a great week, so here is where you can catch me and hear more about DPM 2010: Monday @ 14:55 – SVR215 – Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, Part 1: Technical Introduction Why is Microsoft in the backup business?…

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Three new DPM 2010 whitepapers and two datasheets

  Hello backup friends, This week, I am happy to announce three new whitepapers, each around protecting a different workload: Whitepaper : How to protect Exchange with DPM 2010  which goes along with the DPM 2010 datasheet for Exchange Whitepaper : How to protect SQL Server with DPM 2010  which goes along with the DPM…


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…


Are You A Collaboration Basket Case?

  originally posted on As an old-school backup guy, one of my favorite sayings is: “If you are putting all your eggs in one basket, it better be a good basket” It’s true for Virtualization (which I will talk about in a future post) and it’s true for collaboration platforms like Exchange or SharePoint.  And…


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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Try DPM 2007 SP1 – with just a web browser

We are really excited to have recently launched 3 TechNet Virtual Labs (vLabs) on DPM 2007 SP1.  Virtual Labs is a very cool offering where we’ve taken the same Hands-On Labs that you could try at Tech-Ed, IT Forum, Microsoft Management Summit or any other Microsoft conference – and we’ve hosted them on a monster…

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What is new for protecting SharePoint with DPM 2007 SP1 — TechNet EDGE Video

Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is coming — and it is coming soon (December)…   I just finished recording the 2nd in a video series on the new features for DPM 2007 Service Pack 1. The first installment aired two weeks ago – during IT FORUM in Barcelona, as an overview of the features…

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New video – DPM LICENSING details

DPM 2007 has a really simple licensing model: DPM Server – for the back-end platform(s) Standard DPML – for file protection Enterprise DPML – for file and application platform There aren’t any Open File managers, library agents, etc. You don’t have to buy # Exchange Agents, # SharePoint agents, # SQL Server agents, etc. -…

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How to protect SharePoint with DPM2007 — new podcast

Happy Monday, everyone. As promised, I am trying to be more frequent (weekly) with these posts – and hopefully add a lot more streaming-video on common questions. Because DPM 2007 really protects and recovers data in ways that archaic backup mechanisms don’t, I hear quite a few “short question / long answer” queries … meaning…