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JBuff’s BYOD Experiment (part 3 of 4) Corporate Expectations

A while back, I decided to do an experiment on BYOD — here are my results: JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 1, Acquisition Challenges JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 2, Getting Started with Data JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 3, Corporate Expectations JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 4, video excerpt from BYOD seminar JBuff’s BYOD […]

JBuff’s BYOD Experiment (part 2 of 4) Getting Started

A while back, I decided to do an experiment on BYOD — here are my results:

JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 1, Acquisition Challenges JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 2, Getting Started with Data JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 3, Corporate Expectations JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 4, video excerpt from BYOD seminar JBuff’s BYOD […]

JBuff’s BYOD Experiment (part 1 of 4) Acquisition Challenges

One of the more intersecting discussions in data protection is BYOD. When its not a corporately owned device, and therefore the IT department has far less influence (including perhaps the inability to install agent technologies on it) — who is responsible for backing up the data, and where should corporate data be backed up to […]

New Years Resolution – back up my own stuff better (part 1)

With twenty years of backup experience, you might presume that my own personal backups might be flawless and in triplicate. And for my professional workstation, it actually is. But admittedly, for the rest of my data, such as those invaluable family photos, personal data and other stuff – it admittedly isn’t as well or frequently […]

How Netflix damaged my opinion of Barnes and Noble

First, let me say that I have been a fan of the Nook since it came out.  I owned an original, have two Nook Colors, and bought a Nook Tablet on its first week.  In total, my family has 5 devices, along with umpteen book and apps.

But all of that fidelity waned today – […]

MMS 2010 sessions on DPM 2010 – courtesy of a System Center Influencer

      

One of the coolest parts of evangelizing a product on behalf of Microsoft is discovering other folks in the IT community that are passionate about the same technologies that I am.

Last week, at MMS 2010, I had the opportunity to meet a System Center Influencer named Mike Resseler.  

Mike is […]

DPM Support Services Rock !!

I’ve been with MS for 4.5 years now, having come from some smaller data protection companies like Double-Take and Cheyenne (now part of CA).  In those organizations, I always took pride in the personal level of commitment that each one of us had with our customers. 

One of my happy surprises with […]

TechTarget write-up on DPM 2010

Hi DPM Fans !!

Yesterday, we did a TechNet webcast on what is coming in just a few weeks with the Release Candidate for DPM 2010.

Well, “Good news travels fast”, as our friends at SearchWindowsServer.com (Tech Target) have already done a write-up on what they heard.

Other than one misspelling of […]

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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