Is your Tape Drive certified to work with DPM?

  No – it isn’t certified for DPM.  But not for the reasons that you might think. Microsoft does publish a list of devices that have been tested with DPM at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dpm/cc678583.aspx. However, this does not mean that those devices are certified to work with DPM.  It means that they have been tested for use…


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…


Why a Windows Storage Server is like a Saleen Ford Mustang

For the record, I am not really a car buff.  I am a “Buff”ington … and enjoy renting mustangs from Avis … but I’ve had a few questions on my Windows Storage Server 2008 RTM blog (below), so let me expand on my analogy:   Just a few miles down the road in Detroit, Saleen…

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Two new ways to follow Jason on DPM and Gaming

Hello friends, First and foremost, thank you to all of those that read this blog.  It’s been an enjoyable way for me to share information (and my opinions) and I hope you’ve enjoyed them as well. Easily one of the most cool things that happens to me when meeting customers and partners is to have…

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A new storage blog … THE Storage Blog at Microsoft

Hi folks, Sorry to have been unplugged – but my posts will restart this week. In the meantime, check out the new “Storage Blog at Microsoft” – where some of our storage-saavy exec’s, as well as other storage experts will weigh in. The blog kicked off earlier this week with a post from our General…


Have you met your Microsoft Storage Specialist ?

I want to lift up a team of Microsoft individuals that you may not know about – the Storage Technology Specialists at Microsoft. If you are a Microsoft customer, you likely know who your Microsoft Partner or your Microsoft Account Team is.  If you are a Microsoft Partner, you should know who your Partner Manager…