• Fri, Feb 26 2010

    DPM 2010 Upgrade Advisor

    If you have questions about upgrading your DPM 2007 SP1 servers to DPM 2010, this upgrade advisor spreadsheet should hopefully be able to answer them. It’s really simple to use, just select the relevant options from the dropdown lists and hit the Generate Update Steps button.  Then simply follow the upgrade steps provided ! Visit the Data Protection Manager blog for more details, http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/archive...
    • Sat, Feb 20 2010

    OpsMgr 2007 R2 MP Released – Version 6.1.7599.0

    The new Operations Manager 2007 R2 management pack has been released and there is loads of new features and improvements.  Seeing this MP first hand at the MVP summit this week, I can safely say that it is one of the best managements packs released to date.   Full details have been posted by Cory Delamarter (Microsoft) here, http://blogs.technet.com/momteam/archive/2010/02/19/opsmgr-2007-r2-mp-version-6-1-7599...
    • Sat, Feb 20 2010

    Rebranding Service Manager 2010 Reports

    I’ve posted before on rebranding reports for Operations Manager and Data Protection Manager, so I thought I would continue the trend and post on how to rebrand reports in the Service Manager.  As the reports in Service Manager are based on SQL Reporting Services it is just as simple to rebrand them as it is in OpsMgr and DPM. To update the branding, open Internet Explorer and connect to your reporting instance. ...
    • Tue, Feb 9 2010


    The Data Protection Manager 2010 RC is available for you to download now ! http://connect.microsoft.com/site840/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=26452 How exciting :-D
    • Fri, Feb 5 2010

    Second Shot is Back !

    To all you exam takers out there ! If you've been putting off doing an MS exam, now is the time to go do it as second shot is back. The details are on this site, http://www.microsoft.com/learning/career/en/us/career-offer.aspx , but basically if you register for second shot before your exam you will get to take the test again should you fail. Good luck. David
    • Fri, Feb 5 2010

    Webcast: Managing Exchange 2010 with System Center

    Don't miss this webcast on 3rd March 2010, sounds like it is going to be extremely useful! It's also great to see Microsoft starting to demonstrate how System Center products can be used together... Thanks MS. Overview: Microsoft System Center helps you get the most from your mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability features built into Microsoft Exchange...
    • Tue, Feb 2 2010

    Presenting at MMS 2010

    Hi All, I will be presenting at MMS in Las Vegas! I have been lucky enough to have been selected to present at the Microsoft Management Summit this year. If you have chance, please come to the "Deploying and Managing Data Protection Manager (DPM) in Large Enterprises" breakout session. Check out the MMS website, http://www.mms-2010.com , for more MMS information or view the session catalogue at http:/...
    • Tue, Feb 2 2010

    View DPM Protection Groups in Operations Manager

    Ever wanted a centralised list of all your protection groups across all of your DPM servers? Well this guide I wrote explains how you can do just that in Operations Manager. http://www.scdpmonline.org/view-dpm-protection-groups-in-operations-manager.aspx David Allen MVP System Center Operations Manager http://www.scdpmonline.org http://wmug.co.uk/blogs/aquilaweb