30 September 2009

DPM 2010 Beta is available

It has been announced that System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010) Beta is available for download.

Overview of this exciting product is available in the product site

Within this link, you can also download and try it out at:

My immediate interest is to see how DPM2010 provides backup/restore of Hyper-V R2 virtual machines that runs on Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV) ...

27 September 2009

Managing Applications with Service Maps in Service Manager 2010

This TechNet webcast demonstrate how Service Manager 2010 can integrate with Operations Manager 2007 R2 to import Service Maps such as your Messaging Application, Directory Services, Web Portal application and more ... into Service Manager and lets you extend information like Service Owner, Users who uses the service/application, incidents & change requests for the service and more.

This lets you as the IT Service Manager to be able to view the CI relationship of the infrastructure that supports the service and at the same time lets you assess the business impact shall the IT service fails and also helps you perform activities like root cause analysis and more ... in summary, Service Maps lets you have a visualization on your IT Services and able to quickly assess the business impact of the service so that you will be able to perform quick remediation activities to bring back the service up ASAP.

Enough talk ... enjoy ....


25 September 2009


If you want to have your thoughts on OpsMgr to be heard by the product team directly, now you can do it.

The team has just launched a connect portal that let's you feedback (good or bad) to the team and have them heard ... a luxury that only TAP partners used to have ... but now have been extended to general public.

You can access the portal via the following link:

Also the announcement of the New Connect Site portal can be seen here