For those of you who have been waiting for that sweet, sweet DPM 2007 goodness…wait no more. It’s gone RTM. DPM 2007 is an amazing product, so amazing that somebody and his cow-orker are writing a book about it. (Yes, Ryan and I have been pretty busy on this thing; in fact, I get to work on edits to a couple more chapters tonight after I leave work and Ryan is busy rocking the house with some phat lab tracks for your testing and learning pleasure.)
Of course, my absolutely favorite features of DPM 2007 are:
- DPM makes it easy it makes protecting and restoring Exchange data. Imagine being able to restore an individual mailbox without having to do brick-level MAPI backups! You can do it with DPM.
- In fact, DPM synchronizes your databases and transaction logs, so you can restore your data to any specific recovery point.
- DPM 2007 takes a page from the Exchange 2007 playbook with the DPM Management Shell, based on Windows PowerShell. It’s not quite as pervasive as the EMS, but it’s a damned good start.
But don’t take my word for it — download the evaluation software and start playing with it.