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My blog posts and tweets are my own, and do not necessarily represent the views of my current employer, my previous employers or any other party.

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.

I do not do paid endorsements, so if I am appear to be a fan of something, it is based on my personal experience with it. If I am not talking about your stuff, it is either because I haven't worked with it enough or because my mom taught me "if you can't say something nice ... "

Rest in Peace, Ruud Baars

Over the weekend, the DPM community lost one of its best – Ruud Baars.

While you may be familiar with some of the DPM voices and faces, Ruud was one of the quiet and sometimes unseen, true innovators of how to deploy DPM in the real world.

If you received answers to questions in the […]

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:

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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 […]

Operations Manager 2007 R2 lands Microsoft as a Gartner Magic Quadrant ‘Leader’

In December 2010, Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis (ECA).

Microsoft was very pleased to see that in consideration of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, Gartner placed Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant of its ECA MQ.

To read Gartner’s ECA Magic Quadrant report, click here. […]

Blog posts to read on AVIcode 5.7

 

If you really want to learn about AVIcode and its Application Monitoring capabilities, one of my favorite SMEs on the ‘net is Simon Skinner – SystemCenterCentral    Twitter

Simon is a long-time System Center Operations Manager MVP, who has been working with the AVIcode technologies since well before Microsoft acquired them in 2010.  Simon […]

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

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AVIcode 5.7 now available !

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YES !!!   It is here !!

And not just the bits, but also the details on how SMSE / SMSD customers can get it !

Last month, I caught up with my friend Gordon McKenna – CEO of Inframon and Microsoft MVP at TechEd 2010 Europe.   He has been bringing AVIcode […]

Redmond Channel – Partner Guide to Data Protection

There is a new Partner Guide on Data Protection that was just released on Redmond Channel Partner’s online site.

                                                    

There is a rumor that DPM 2010 shows heavily in the guide – – as does the EDPM appliance from i365. 

So, check it out !!!

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The First Five Years of Fun at Microsoft

Today (actually yesterday) marks five years for me at Microsoft. It’s been an amazing adventure so far and as usual for anniversaries, it seems like both yesterday and a lifetime ago that I started.

At the time, I was a Microsoft MVP in File System and Storage technologies – which is the closest category that […]

DPM 2010 session at TechEd Europe 2010

Wow !!   I delivered the session yesterday and the really fast folks at TechEd Berlin already have it online !! 

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MGT308 — Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 in the Datacenter

This session will focus on leveraging DPM’s protection and recovery capabilities in large datacenters.  We will look at how DPM […]

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