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Speaking at System Center Universe 2012

Tuesday, January 17 — Microsoft held a webcast on their Private Cloud offerings and announced the Release Candidate of their System Center 2012 management tools.

Thursday, January 19 – the System Center Universe 2012 community-driven event will be going through many of the technologies in that release.

Am very excited to be speaking about […]

Video Blog on Dell Compellent Storage Center Thin Provisioning

Last month, ESG Lab released its Lab Report on Dell Compellent Storage Center 5.4.

Click here to read the ESG Lab Report on Dell Compellent Storage Center 5.4.

This project was interesting to me not only because of the technology itself, but because it was the first ESG Lab project that I had the opportunity […]

DPM at MMS 2011

If you are coming to the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 next week, you have some great opportunities to learn more about Data Protection Manager.

We have four breakout sessions with DPM.  I will be at all four talks but am sharing the stage this year with some great SMEs from the DPM community, including:


Are you coming to MMS 2011 ?! I am !

Last week, Microsoft held TechReady 12 for our internal sales and field teams.  This was an exciting event because we gave them a sneak peak at the very cool technologies and sessions that we will delivering publicly at MMS 2011 next month.   For the products that I am blessed to support, we have a phenomenal […]

Webcast : Overview of AVIcode

Two Microsoft MVPs that normally specialize in System Center Operations Manager are offering a webcast in January to let the world know why they are excited about AVIcode and its acquisition by Microsoft, as part of the larger System Center management story.

 Click here to register for the AVIcode webcast on January 12

As […]

Getting Ready for Tech-Ed US in New Orleans

Are getting excited about TechEd this week. 

TechEd (in any country) is my favorite event – partly because I have been coming to them since I think 1994, and partly because this is the best event to meet IT Pros and really talk about the products, how they work, when they apply, etc.


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 and Jason are coming to London this week

As a warm-up for Microsoft Tech-Ed IT Forum happening next week in Berlin, I am headed over a few days early with a detour to one of my favorite cities – London.

On Friday, November 6, a System Center powerhouse of a partner, Inframon, will will hosting a one-day SC event called “War on […]

DPM and I are headed down under … to TechEd Australia and New Zealand

With a big Texas “Howdy” coming out to all of the Aussies and New Zealanders in the house!

If you are interested in backing up your Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Windows file or Hyper-V environments, then you ought to be looking at System Center Data Protection Manager.

And if you are attending Microsoft TechEd in […]

DPM and I are coming to Africa !

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 […]

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