Here's (IMHO) an interesting webcast I've just found out about coming up next week covering a topic many people ask me about. The webcast is on 25th May starting at 11:30 PST (which should be, if my timezone calculator is correct 19:30 BST). In the webcast you will learn about the specific implementation scenarios using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) in a branch office environment. DPM enables you to streamline your backup infrastructure, use tape more effectively in the datacenter, and lowers your overall cost and administrative overhead in protecting the data in your branches. You will learn the specific steps you need to take to set up DPM in the distributed branch environment. In addition, there will be a look at independent software vendor solutions that interoperate with DPM to complete the disk-to-disk-to-tape scenario.