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Many of these blogs were originally posted elsewhere on public sites, but have been re-posted here with attributions to the original location -- strictly as a means of a centralized archive of my perspectives.

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Are You A Collaboration Basket Case?


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As an old-school backup guy, one of my favorite sayings is:

“If you are putting all your eggs in one basket, it better be a good basket”

It’s true for Virtualization (which I will talk about in a future post) and it’s true for collaboration platforms like Exchange […]

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 […]

Why does DPM 2007 use the Recovery Storage Group for Exchange?





Hello friends,

Just posted over on the DPM Product Team blog on this — including discussion points on:

— How Microsoft customers were protecting Exchange previously

— Design goals and feature decisions for DPM 2007

— Supportability issues with other Exchange backup/replication solutions

— What lies ahead for Exchange […]

DPM 2007 at SQL Server Users’ Conference — 2007 PASS Community Summit

I just finished a very busy week at the SQL Server Users’ Conference (

We started with the first public viewing of an early DPM 2007 “Release Candidate” (yes, you heard right) for around 2000 customers, partners and vendor-folk… where we demonstrated DPM protecting SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008.  It was […]

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…(read more)

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