MARCH 19th, 2009 - Cardinal Place, London

After a few months off,  WMUG are delighted to announce the date for our next Usergroup Meeting.


6.30pm - 6.45pm

WMUG Introduction

6.45pm – 7.30pm

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Intelligent Application Protection for Microsoft Solutions


DPM puts a new focus on the application protection topic; the focus of DPM is the rapid recovery of information by those who need the protected data. Using advanced technology, DPM provides continuous application availability while minimising the IT Storage and Network resources consumed. Also, the DPM protected data is organised for specific fast granular recovery - from yesterday, last month or even over a period of many years.

When linked to the intuitive wizard based interface and the simple value licensing model, the DPM solution becomes a compelling proposition to compliment or augment existing data protection tools.


Stephen Porter

Storage Partner Manager EMEA – Microsoft Ltd.


20 Years in the IT industry predominately in the software part of IT, working for various vendors including Boole & Babbage, Legent, EMC and BMC. The roles consisted of selling, supporting and implementing operational tools to help secure applications and deliver cost savings to customers.

Most recently worked for Storage vendors as the Microsoft evangelist promoting the value of hardware and software to the Microsoft applications.

Recruited into the Microsoft Organisation to bring the knowledge of the hardware and software Tools to the Storage team within Microsoft.

Strongly involved in taking the Microsoft messages around application protection to our customers and partners. 

7:30pm – 8:15pm


8:15pm - 9:00pm

Operations Manager 2007 R2 – The Future of Systems Management.

This session will provide a technical overview of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 looking at the some of the key new features in the soon to be released version of everyone’s favourite Management Tool.

Some of the Key features that will be demoed will be OpsMgr07 R2’s new “out-of-the-box” cross-platform capabilities, as well as the new Process Monitoring Template and improvements to the UI.

This is a not to be missed presentation for all you MOM\OpsMgr die hard’s, or you Windows Management newbies who want to see what the latest hot offering from Microsoft.


David Allen

Operations Manager MVP



David Allen began his IT career back in 2001 working for Computacenter where he started as a first line analyst.  David quickly moved into more senior positions where he supported and administered products including AD, SMS, Exchange and NetWare. 

After a few company changes and seven years on David found himself working in the Systems Management team at large company close to where he lives.  It was here were David was responsible for designing and implementing System center Operations Manager 2007 and through doing this gained a huge amount of knowledge about the product. 

 In 2008 David joined the team at UK System Center Specialists Inframon where he now does what he loves most, working with the System Center suite of products. 

David is active in many System Center forums and is also a community leader for the Windows Management User Group (WMUG) and in 2008 his knowledge and community work was rewarded by being awarded a Microsoft MVP award.

 9:00pm – 9:15pm

Open Q&A session

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