This has been an exciting month for me and DPM on two fronts:
First, for Fiscal Year 2010 (starting last week at Microsoft), I am re-focusing exclusively on DPM within System Center and will not be also driving Windows Server file services or Windows Storage Server. It was very cool to be part of the WSS08 launch (see WSS blog posts) and I will admittedly miss not getting to be there when Windows Server 2008 R2 launches.
FCI (File Classification Infrastructure) is still the 2nd coolest technology that Microsoft has. DPM is #1. Well, except for Surface which is a trip. And the whole Xbox360 platform and Xbox Live. Oh, and Office 2010 has some cool features, especially in Outlook. And … (you get the idea)
More importantly and as the blog post is titled – DPM and I are coming to TechEd Africa !
I’ll be giving 4 talks over 3 days:
– Technical Intro to DPM 2007 sp1
– Protecting Apps with DPM 2007 sp1
– Advanced Features of DPM 2007 sp1
– What is coming in DPM v3
They also have some System Center specific events planned in a few cities – so I will be travelling with a few buddies from System Center (Sacha and Wally).
And as this is my first trip to that continent – I am really looking forward to meeting several customers, and hopefully squeezing in a photo safari for the weekend in-between work weeks.
If you are going to be at Tech-Ed Africa … or if you are in Cape Town or Johannesburg – please give me a shout from this blog.