Heroes Happen Here — Comics !!!

You know its a good day when two of your favorite universes collide. Peanut Butter and Jelly Steak and Red Wine Star Wars and Video Games (usually) Dungeons & Dragons and Video Games And now … Comic Books and IT Professionals   Yes – as part of the Windows Server 2008 / SQL Server 2008 … Read more

Are you looking for a DPM server — try a Data Protection appliance from Dell

One of the common questions that we hear around DPM is “What hardware should the DPM Server be run on?” I can offer a couple different answers.  Start with the Official Answer — please consult the hardware requirements list on the DPM website There is also the “engineering” answer – which is “It depends …” … Read more

How to do Disaster Recovery with DPM 2007 — new streaming video

For many environments, simply providing reliable backup and recovery of key workloads like SQL Server and Exchange is enough. For larger enterprises, distributed branch-office environments, and those with mandates for off-site protection — DPM 2007 can also be used for multi-tiered data protection to deliver disaster recovery or business continuity preparedness. When Microsoft began looking … Read more

HEROES happen here

In case you are of the very few IT professionals who haven’t heard yet, Microsoft has an exciting launch coming up next month: Windows Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 Visual Studio 2008 And I am very jazzed to get to attend the global launch event on February 27, 2008 in Los Angeles — manning the … Read more

My Xbox 360 has its own blog

Everybody is blogging. I’ve been blogging myself (here) at Microsoft for almost a year — with my sincere thanks to all of you who read this. Recently, I started contributing to some larger blogs within Microsoft, including: SYSTEM CENTER – the family of management products from Microsoft that DPM is part of WINDOWS SERVER – … Read more