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),


DPM 2010 session at TechEd Europe 2010

Wow !!   I delivered the session yesterday and the really fast folks at TechEd Berlin already have it online !!  Tweet MGT308 — Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 in the Datacenter This session will focus on leveraging DPM’s protection and recovery capabilities in large datacenters.  We will look at how DPM protects and recovers application…


New interview on Bytes by TechNet

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DPM 2010 Appliance from i365

One of the announcements made at MMS 2010 last week was from i365, a Seagate company, who announced a DPM 2010 appliance. The i365 appliance, called the EVault for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager or EDPM for short.  Here are few cool things about the EDPM appliance: 1)  Take it out of the box…


Frustrated with Backup and Management? Don’t bang your head into the wall.

David Mills, another Product Manager in System Center, recently recorded this video. I will confess that David is my wingman for almost everything that I am doing in System Center this year, so I especially like the actual head-banging.  I may actually just take those few seconds and make it an infinite loop that could…


Podcast – How does DPM 2007 really work

I originally recorded this topic about a year ago and have been adding some guidance around Express Full’s, Transaction log backups and schedules — based on questions that I routinely hear at live events. In this 23 minute video, I’ve updated it to cover: –  Brief Overview of DPM 2007 SP1 –  How do Express…


DPM 2007 Sp1 podcast — Exchange item recovery

         As we continue our podcast series for DPM 2007 (now with Service Pack 1) — here is a new TechNet Edge podcast on how to do individual item level restore with DPM 2007 and Exchange 2007. This particular topic is not "SP1 specific", but is one of the most common questions…


New Sales Promotion — get DPM Server licenses when you purchase System Center SMSE’s

For those that are unfamiliar with DPM 2007 licensing, I just recorded a licensing podcast on This is the 3rd of many installments on point topics over DPM 2007 SP1 – and I will continue to blog here as new ones post every week or so.  Check out the series of podcasts on Edge….


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…


Video – Technical Introduction of DPM2007 … from Tech-Ed 2008 US

  From July 2008 in Orlando — this was the first of three breakout sessions on DPM2007. This session covers: – Installing the DPM Server – Configuring the DPM Server disk and tape – Deploying DPM agents from the administration console – Setting up Data Protection – Recovering Data Click here to watch – Technical…