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Jason is going Down Under (again)

Woo Hoo – am very excited to confirm that I will be returning for my third TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand next month. TechEd Australia (August 24-27) I have at least three confirmed sessions: Protecting Application Servers with DPM 2010 – This session will focus on protecting and recovering Exchange 2010 and 2007, SharePoint…

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New DPM 2010 TechNet Forums

Last week, the DPM TechNet Forums were reorganized – so that it is easier for you to ask your question to the right group of experts — and for them to answer you within context: DPM DPM Tape DPM Disaster Recovery DPM File protection DPM Exchange protection DPM SharePoint protection DPM SQL protection DPM Hyper-V…

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Why don’t you back up? (well)

Barbara Imbert at Seagate recently blogged about Symantec’s 2010 SMB information security survey.  As a summary of the findings: 74% are Somewhat/Extremely concerned about information protection 42% lost confidential/proprietary information in the past 12 months 100% saw losses – lost revenue & direct financial costs In the past year, 62% lost devices and 73% saw…

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Congratulations DPM MVPs

  Am very excited to announce three new Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP’s) that have been awarded for their work with System Center Data Protection Manager.   These folks have passionately tweeted, blogged, spoken and otherwise educated folks on DPM (2007 and 2010). Fatih Karaalioglu – FaKaOnline.com Islam Gomaa – Islam’s blog Mike Resseler – DPM-blog  …

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Thinking of building a DPM Appliance? Check out what the Moose did

One of the most exciting things for me to see is when partners start building service and product offerings around the products that I am blessed to manage.  Having come from a reseller/integrator background before joining data protection vendors, I am always particularly excited when a regional partner makes such a commitment.  This is the…

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DPM 2010 Licensing Info

With DPM 2010 now on the Microsoft price list, I wanted to take the opportunity to clarify some changes in the licensing between DPM 2007 and DPM 2010. Please note, I am not a certified licensing specialist, nor am I staring at a SKU chart.  The best official resources are on the DPM licensing and…

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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…

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Getting Ready for Tech-Ed US in New Orleans

Are getting excited about TechEd this week.  TechEd (in any country) is my favorite event – partly because I have been coming to them since I think 1994, and partly because this is the best event to meet IT Pros and really talk about the products, how they work, when they apply, etc. If you…

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Learn about DPM 2010 protecting data to the Iron Mountain cloud

  In May, I am happy to hang out with my friends from Iron Mountain in two events: Tomorrow, May 20, I will be at the Minneapolis Iron Mountain facility.  Similar to last month, when I went spoke at their Chicago event (see blog post DPM in Chicago), we will be talking about DPM 2010…

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