How does DPM really protect data?

Just because you know how DPM 2006 works … you don’t know DPM 2007. That statement is a little bold, since many folks know both products — but lately, I have heard a surprisingly large number of assumptions from people on how DPM2007 does what it does — or what its capabilities actually will be…

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Customer letter — Thank you, DPM !!!

Here is an email that I received from a DPM early adopter which was just too cool not to share.  This customer has a distributed-infrastructure, is mid-market sized, and is using DPM 2007 beta 2 to protect Exchange 2007 SP1 beta (partipating in two Microsoft early adopter TAP/RDP programs – in production). Any administrator who has…

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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…

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Resellers and Integrators – back up your customers !

Last week, I spoke at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.  It wasn’t my normal 60-90 minutes on “Protecting SQL” or “Protecting Exchange” or even just an overview of DPM.  This time, I was just 15 minutes of a “Business Opportunities in Windows Virtualization” – specifically, teaching Microsoft Partners how to provide a service of backing…

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New webcast – How to Protect SQL Server with DPM 2007

From Tech-Ed 2007 last month.  Its about an hour long and includes “how does it work” and demo’s for protecting and recovering SQL.  Check out the video  

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DPM 2007 is on the horizon – and everybody is starting to figure it out!

These last several weeks have been very exciting – starting with the release of Beta 2 for DPM 2007 at Tech-Ed … and am writing this from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). When I joined Microsoft two years ago, people would come up and ask either: 1)  Why is DPM part of System Center…

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